Posts by mitchellcohen

Nancy McCurrach, United Steelworkers

June 13, 2017 by
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Our Champions are organizations that partner with the Jefferson Awards Foundation to engage in meaningful public service and celebrate their communities with Jefferson Awards. Over a dozen Champions employees who have been honored with Jefferson Awards throughout the year will attend our National Ceremony, where two will be honored with a prestigious national Jefferson Award for […]

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Statement on Today’s Federal Budget Proposal

May 23, 2017 by

The Jefferson Awards Foundation strongly opposes the administration’s proposed cuts to public service programs and subsidized meals for children. Public service is foundational to being an American. Through 45 years of experience, we know public service provides an incredible dual impact: on communities and on the individuals who serve. It delivers tangible leadership and engagement skills that […]

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GlobeChangers Master Class

May 11, 2017 by

Our GlobeChangers program is an incubator for young social entrepreneurs, multiplying their impact through mentorship, training and a strong support network. The GlobeChangers team is proud to announce a brand-new initiative. We call it GlobeChangers Master Class: a series of webinars that allow GlobeChangers around the country to connect and engage with an unbelievably talented […]

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Healing Through Art, Cart by Cart

April 3, 2017 by
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Emma Stumpf knows just how powerful art can be. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor as a young child, Emma went through 70 weeks of chemotherapy, 6 weeks of radiation, and over a dozen brain surgeries. On days she wasn’t able to leave her room, she gathered art supplies and went to work, using […]

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What I learned from LEAD360

January 31, 2017 by
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Can one kid’s big idea change the world? This was a question I asked myself last spring when I submitted my idea, Score On Hunger, to the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s LEAD360 competition. I’m so glad I submitted my idea, because my big idea was chosen as the winner! The answer to my question was YES! […]

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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

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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