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Mayors Applaud National Service

Mayors Applaud National Service

On April 4th, 4,000 mayors and county leaders showed their support for National Service by attending events, issuing proclamations, and participating in service projects alongside their local AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members! In Virginia, 40 mayors and county leaders signed a national registry signifying their praise and support for the outstanding ...

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 ...

Students Explore Global Culture

Students Explore Global Culture

Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps members partnered with the staff of English Language Learners (ELL) to host the 10th annual Multi-Cultural Festival on March 9, 2017, at Oakland Elementary School.  Approximately 250 people attended the event at which the ELL students presented a play in English and in Spanish and performed dances from Ireland and Mexi ...

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 ...

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Community members in Southwest Virginia are more financially free and secure thanks to AmeriCorps. When The Advancement Foundation's (TAF) AmeriCorps member Kelly Robertson began leading the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program, she never dreamed the impact she would have. The VIDA program guides individuals on how to save for a down ...

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors and county leaders from across the nation will honor and celebrate National Service on April 4th for the fifth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. As the nation’s mayors and county officials are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges, this event highlights their ...

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 ...

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