Imagine the impact 75,000 students could make if each one participated in just one community focused service-learning experience every school year. That’s just what the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE) plans to find out with the help of a $50,000 NobleCause grant to foster volunteerism.
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Thanks to a $50,000 NobleCause grant to promote volunteerism, Campus Compact of Oregon now has the necessary funds to begin an exciting new program called REACH - Racial Equity Across College and High School.
June 5th is World Environment Day, and there is no shortage of environmental initiatives that have been made (and met) worldwide. One organization, Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), provides a number of programs targeted at preschool through 12th grade students (Generation Z), to help them understand the value of community outreach, and to get them interested in the nature and science departments. Recently, ELK received a grant from NobleCause which will allow them to increase their reach, provide stronger support for those already in their program, and more.
Over one billion people in 192 countries are expected to participate in the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, making it the largest civic observance in the world. This year, you can continue to help change the world by starting in your own neighborhood! Here are 10 simple ways you can take action with your friends, family, and neighbors on Earth Day or any day of the year to help protect our environment for future generations.
Gen Y, more commonly referred to as the Millennial group, consists of nearly 80 million people and accounts for about a quarter of the population. Gen Z, mostly still in their teen years, accounts for over 26% of the total population - the largest demographic in the United States. While many people want to give Gen Y and Gen Z a bad rap because of their youth, their unique approach and changing mindset provide a huge advantage to the volunteering community. Imagine what half of the world’s population could do if they set their minds to it.
Service-learning is something I’m involved in on a daily basis. I find that sometimes students and parents are ill-informed on the distinction between volunteerism and service-learning, and this can lead to confusion.