Coping with Tragedy

February 15, 2018 by

Yesterday we witnessed another act of extreme violence. These incidents can be hard to process and talk about for both adults and young people. Below are a few resources to share with those who might be struggling after this latest tragedy. Times like this strengthen our belief in the importance of building connections between people […]

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2018 LEAD360 Voting!

February 12, 2018 by
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Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help

August 30, 2017 by
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Across the country, we have seen generosity, kindness, and heroism in response to Hurricane Harvey. Ordinary Americans have shown extraordinary resolve in a time of crisis.  As America’s largest multiplier of good, we are calling on the Jefferson Awards Foundation community to lend a hand. No matter where you are, here are a few ways to help […]

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Our Moment to Multiply Good

August 25, 2017 by
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The past few weeks have exposed a stain of racism, hatred, and bigotry that has no place in America and deserves no side in public debate. It’s times like these that call for not only a united voice against these forces of evil, but for a united front in the pursuit of good. Jefferson Award […]

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GlobeChangers Master Class – Waine Tam

July 19, 2017 by

The Jefferson Awards Foundation’s 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 present our third GlobeChangers Master Class – a series of webinars that build meaningful dialogue between world-class mentors and the GlobeChangers community. Our third Master Class […]

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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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