Tuesday, August 21, 2012
More Than 70 Summer Interns Practice Community Service as Unique Part of Consumers Energy Program - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee
More Than 70 Summer Interns Practice Community Service as Unique Part of Consumers Energy Program - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee: Service to others is a unique part of Consumers Energy's summer intern program. Interns this summer helped 14 nonprofits spread throughout Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Community service projects included work on 5 homes through Habitat for Humanity or other groups; gathering box-loads of food and personal care items for use at homeless shelters, women's shelters and food pantries; serving meals; developing interactive games for children; collecting donations to purchase items for homeless youth and other materials; and supporting technology upgrades.
Vicarious philanthropy and special effects | SouthCoastToday.com: This year's five nominees (all under 25) have worked on projects including teaching the young in Honduras; helping Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia; advocating for foster children; looking at new approaches to healing; and raising awareness of the global water crisis. The winner will receive $100,000 for his or her project.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
AFP Chapter Spotlight – Southeastern Wisconsin - Chapter News - Chapter - AFP: The Philanthropic Youth of Today award was created over the course of a year through a process that other AFP chapters may easily replicate. First, the chapter created a Youth in Philanthropy position on the board, reporting to the vice president of membership and diversity. This board member was charged with finding ways to incorporate youth into the chapter’s activities.