Engage*Mississippi: A Collaboration Model “It is amazing what we can accomplish together when no one cares who gets the credit.” This adage speaks to an altruism that Mississippi…
STRENGTHENING MISSISSIPPI’S CHARITABLE AND CREATIVE ECONOMIES Positioned for Progress is a statewide conference focused on aligning the work of the volunteer, nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors to maximize…
The nation’s mayors are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact—making our cities better places to live. To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors across the country will participate in the second-annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 1, 2014.
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Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker Receives Friends of National Service Award
Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., was presented with an Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award for his dedication to citizen service and for outstanding leadership in advancing national service as a civic commitment and legislative priority. Wicker, a member of the Senate National Service Caucus, was among sixteen legislators and citizen humanitarians honored February 11, 2014, at the Friends of National Service Awards Reception, an annual event sponsored by Voices for National Service.
This is not Mississippi’s first time in the national service spotlight: in 2011, Governor Haley Barbour received the Friends of National Service State Leadership Award, and Senator Thad Cochran, R-Miss., was presented the Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Leadership Award in 2012.
In these tough economic times, more people than ever are living in poverty. This year, Project LINC AmeriCorps members redoubled their efforts to educate and serve others less fortunate. Project LINC AmeriCorps members came together to make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hunger and Homelessness Aware Day a huge success.
Project LINC partnered with Gateway Rescue Mission to collect toiletries for distribution to the homeless. Over 100 people, many of whom are elderly and persons with cognitive or physical disabilities, are off the streets each night and in safe shelter at one of Gateway Rescue Mission’s six facilities. Read More
Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service Scholarship Program
Supported by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Scholarship Program will take place during the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center from June 16 to June 18, 2014. This is a unique opportunity for the brightest, most promising young leaders in the volunteering and service sectors to connect and collaborate for greater community impact. Read More
Volunteering is a wonderful way to engage with and support your community. It’s also a great way to build your marketable skills, or maximize your impact by volunteering your professional skills. Fortune magazine has valuable advice about channeling your skills and passion into a fantastic volunteer experience.