Summer Meals Program

Summer Meals Program

With the school year ending, many kids face hunger this summer. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More than 200 million free meals will be provided to children 18 years and under at Summer Food Service sites across the U.S. Two ways your organization can ...

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

The Governor's 2017 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference in Norfolk, November 15-17, has issued a Call for Proposals. This year's housing conference's theme is "Fostering Inclusive Communities." Inclusion means the action of including or being included, being connected and involved. Fostering inclusion encompasses our civic responsibility to address ...

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored ...

Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day

Across the world, youth are planning service projects for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) April 21-23, to celebrate the impact that youth can have year-round! These youth have identified a variety of issues in their community that they want to address. While each of these projects address a local need, the collective impact of their work will demonstra ...

Impact Awards in Abingdon

Impact Awards in Abingdon

United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSV) celebrated the companies and individuals whose contributions to the organization in 2016 had a direct impact on the lives of working families in Southwest Virginia on March 16, at the 2017 Impact Awards in Abingdon. UWSV acknowledged volunteers, individuals, employee groups and corporations who lent their outstan ...

Inclusive Communities Grants

Inclusive Communities Grants

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Letters of Interest in response to two Competitive Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Approximately $400,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin October 1, 2017, and are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Li ...

County Health Rankings Are Out!

County Health Rankings Are Out!

The new 2017 County Health Rankings are now available! You’ll find updated data for your county, along with new resources and tools such as the 2017 Key Findings Report which points to rising rates of premature death, notably among our younger generations. New data and features displayed for your county’s snapshot: A new measure on Disconnected ...

Bus Brings Tech Skills to Youth

Bus Brings Tech Skills to Youth

When STOP, Inc.'s Vice President Michelle Bryant attended the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in 2014, the birth of a great idea was born. At the conference, a representative with Google told Michelle about a special initiative the company was implementing to address the lack of representation of African-American males in the field of comp ...

Recognize the Power for Good!

Recognize the Power for Good!

Do you know someone who powers good in Richmond? Nominate someone or several someone’s (in 20 words or less—easy!) by March 31st! Here are a few ideas of who you could nominate: Nonprofit Executive Directors, Volunteer Coordinators, program heads, and employees: tell us who is showing up! Churches: whose name is always on the sign-up lists? Par ...

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Serving Richmond Public Schools

Virginia Department of Social Services home office staff joined together to volunteer for Richmond Public Schools (RPS) at two locations on Friday, March 3rd. More than 20 staff members served at the RPS Teacher Supply Store  and the the McKinney Vento Center which serves homeless public school students and families. One team sorted school supplies and ...

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