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By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Across the country, Americans have been drawing on a vast range of career experience as COVID vaccinators. The PBS NewsHour spoke with a few of them about how their skills translate on the job.
By Courtney Vinopal
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will be some of the leaders and luminaries appearing in a 24-hour “streamathon” aimed at encouraging acts of service during this time of global pandemic and hardship. Oprah, Yo-Yo Ma,…
By Molly Finnegan
Agents for Change
Kenan Pala's idea for Kids4Community came out of his family's experience. He said he learned to volunteer “as soon as I learned to walk.”…
By Harry Zahn
Agents for Change
The concept of orphanages has long been considered outdated in developed countries. In the developing world, however, these institutions still house hundreds of thousands of children. But the surprising reality is that the parents of most of these children are…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sarah Clune Hartman
By Robert Putnam, John Bridgeland
American democratic institutions are under attack, and Americans' trust in one another and in key institutions -- the media, government, and the courts -- is at historic lows.
By Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson
Generosity means giving money, time, energy and attention. But it also can mean giving a part of you – literally, in the case of blood and organ donations. In the third adaptation of their recently published book, "The Paradox of…
Giving -- not just money -- but time and talent, too, is good for us. And yet, three-quarters of Americans don't volunteer. That's what Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson call "The Paradox of Generosity." In the second post adapted from…
By PBS NewsHour
The "Cathedral of Junk" is, by nearly every measure, irregular. It's equal parts art work and urban jungle gym; improvised wedding chapel and theater venue; an Austin, Tex., landmark and the life's work of a man named Vincent Hannemann. In…
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