AmeriCorps awards grants to organizations to implement programs that utilize AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based interventions to strengthen communities.
Launched in 2006, the President’s Honor Roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.
This grant helps applicants start a vegetable garden to feed people in need in their communities. The winner will be awarded a gift card to a garden center in their area (up to $400), support from Katie’s Krops, and a digital camera to document the garden and the harvest.
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to nonprofit organizations, public schools or tax-exempt public service agencies in the
U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.
This program engages youth and adult volunteers on Martin Luther King Day of Service by encouraging families to serve together. Together, youth ages 5-25 and their families will focus on some of the nation’s most pressing issues, such as education, health, environment, economic opportunity, and disaster relief.
This award helps to recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the U.S.
These scholarships aim to recognize student efforts in the fight to stop hunger.
Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
Hewlett-Packard Co. has decided against spinning off or selling its PC division—a plan first brought to light in August by the technology conglomerate’s now former CEO, the Associated Press reports. HP said Thursday that it reached its decision after evaluating the impact to the company of jettisoning the business unit, which is the world’s biggest manufacturer of desktop and notebook computers for consumers and businesses. The unit supplies a third of HP’s revenue, and PCs are an area where the company is a market leader. But it is HP’s least profitable division, and its disposal was meant to be part of former CEO Leo Apotheker’s plan to transform the Silicon Valley stalwart into a twin of East Coast rival IBM Corp.: a company focused on businesses, rather than both businesses and consumers…
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You won’t find Willyn Webb telling her high school students to put away their cell phones, even though they are technically banned in her Colorado district, U.S. News reports. She’s been using cell phones to augment her lessons at Delta County Opportunity School for years. It all started when she forgot a stopwatch to time a student’s speech, and another student whipped out a cell phone and used its built-in timer. From there, Webb kept finding new uses for basic text-enabled cell phones. She now uses phones to poll students in class and send homework reminder text messages to students and parents. Students also use a Google text-messaging service that allows them to look up a variety of facts…
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