Domestic Violence Awareness

November 1, 2016 by

First things first, I would like to say thank you to everyone who took action against domestic violence this October, either by activating Survivor Packs, sharing content on social media or just by starting the conversation about domestic violence with colleagues, friends, or family members. By raising your voice, you join a movement of countless people […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 3, 2016 by

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year we’re joining organizations across the country in taking action to spread awareness and support survivors. LEAD360 winner Grace Wickerson is leading our efforts with her project Survivor Packs, which helps survivors get back on their feet and know someone out there is thinking of them. Each […]

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Public Service Powered by the Cheerful Giver

September 28, 2016 by

Thanks to the Cheerful Giver Fund of Central Carolina Community Foundation, high schools across the Midlands of South Carolina — in Richland, Lexington, Orangeburg, and Clarendon Counties — are able to participate in Students In Action (SIA), a program that drives teenagers to become leaders in their schools and communities by helping them discover the issues they care […]

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Warm Winters

September 27, 2016 by
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Corinne Hindes and Katrine Kirsebom are on a mission to make a difference in the lives of the homeless. They are members of our GlobeChangers program, an incubator for young social entrepreneurs that multiplies their impact through mentorship, training, and a strong support network. Below they share how they got started, the impact they’ve made, and what […]

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Q&A with GlobeChanger Maria Keller

August 3, 2016 by

Maria Keller founded Read Indeed when she was 8 years old with a big goal in mind. Wanting to promote literacy by collecting and gifting books to at-risk children, she set out to collect and distribute 1 million books by the time she turned 18. She succeeded five years ahead of schedule and decided to dream […]

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Sophia Sánchez-Maes – #VoicesofJAF

July 29, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“Public service is hard. It’s sometimes discouraging, and oftentimes isolating, but looking at the stars that surround me in this room alone, I feel so much stronger. As I’m sure all of you do as well. And that’s why I call on you to not just shine, but to light a fire in your communities […]

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Fontbonne Academy – #VoicesofJAF

July 28, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“We know the simple acts of our Ducks in Action group cannot in and of themselves solve the problem of homelessness, but we believe that our small things, done with great love, can ultimately change the world.” Fontbonne Academy’s Students In Action team dedicated their year to supporting homeless women. Known as Ducks In Action, their […]

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El Camino High School – #VoicesofJAF

July 27, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“Next year we will take on the role of an ambassador school and continue to push ourselves even further to lead, inspire and serve, to better the world around us.” After beating hundreds of competing schools across the country to become the top Students In Action team in 2015, El Camino High School was more […]

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CMSgt Jimmy Ingram – #VoicesofJAF

July 26, 2016 by
Jimmy Ingram

“I recognize in myself a complete and compelling spirit to satisfy the needs and desires of the retired and veteran community. To me, the very best way to get the job done is through volunteering to serve those who need service – whether they realize they need it or not.” Retired U.S. Air Force Chief […]

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Willowbrook Middle School – #VoicesofJAF

July 25, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“When I tell people from California that I am from Compton, they immediately think ‘poor, gangs, and not the best.’ However, Students In Action has allowed us to show that it doesn’t matter where you come from and you can still excel from it. And now we can change the way people think of Compton” […]

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