Attend a Civic Engagement Workshop in Japan this Summer!

Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), the US-Japan Council (USJC), and the TOMODACHI Initiative would like to invite you to attend one of three workshops happening in Japan this July. The workshops are a part of the ICP-TOMODACHI Collegiate Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship Program but are being independently organized by each of the universities. All […]

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Program of the Week: Higher Achievement

Higher Achievement helps at-risk middle school students in the Washington, D.C. area to reach and complete high school and is one of thriving and innovative programs featured in Transforming Communities through Service.   Alexis Davis, a VISTA volunteer at Higher Achievement explains her work and success with the program: “As the Volunteer Outreach VISTA at […]

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National Summer Learning Day with Michelle Obama at the U.S. Department of Education

By Sarah Lauritsen   The U.S. Department of Education and the National Summer Learning Association hosted students and education leaders from around the country to celebrate National Summer Learning Day. The celebration included a summer youth program demonstration fair, student performances and panels, and remarks from First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady highlighted the […]

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Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis: Bill Clinton’s Keynote Address

By Sulaiman Kenyatta   “Why are you not poor?”   This was the question that former President Bill Clinton inquired to a group of participants in the Washington Court Hotel ballroom early Thursday afternoon. Delivering the keynote address at the Hamilton Project’s “Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis” summit, the former President shared his beliefs on the […]

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New study shows that volunteering can be beneficial to your health.

    While it is well-documented the great benefits that volunteering can have on local communities and neighborhoods, newly released data indicates that volunteering can also be beneficial to one’s overall health as well. A survey recently conducted by the UnitedHealth Group, the Optimum Institute, and Mashable focuses on how individuals that have volunteered actively […]

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