Corporate Civic Engagement Goes Big: Thousands of Comcast Volunteers Unite to Revitalize Communities [The Huffington Post Blog]
On Saturday, April 27, more than 70,000 volunteers in cities from Boston to Los Angeles, will pick up their paintbrushes and hammers for a remarkable day of service, Comcast Cares Day. It is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a model of how a company can give back to its community.
Heroes in our own backyards [The Washington Post]
For the past ten days the nation has gotten a chance to see real life heroism at work. The first responders who rushed into uncertainly to reach the injured after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon showed us all the principles of bravery and steadfastness in the face of uncertainty.
Video! Celebs Attend City Year Fundraiser to Support Education [Extra TV]
City Year hosted their third annual Spring Break Fundraiser to support education and help students in danger of dropping out.
Diplomas Now: Educational program having positive effects at Broadmoor Middle School [The Advocate]
The room at the end of the hall contains the hottest table at Broadmoor Middle School. There 12-year-old Kimery Smith twists apart a cream-filled cookie while she chats with 22-year-old Laura Dardinac, who munches from a bag of almonds. They talk, giggle and share snacks away from the bustle of the crowded lunchroom, part of the school’s lunch buddies initiative.
Poverty and Student Success [The Huffington Post Blog]
For children growing up in generational poverty, graduating from high school or college and becoming career-ready is often an uphill climb. Poverty keeps students from attending school regularly, diminishes their ability to pay attention in class and undermines a foundational driver of positive student behavior -- the belief and experience that effort leads to success.