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Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most.

    Financial Opportunity Corps Offers Financial Coaching  to Residents of 10 Low-Income Communities Nationwide Image

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    08-22-13

    Financial Opportunity Corps Offers Financial Coaching to Residents of 10 Low-Income Communities Nationwide

    Twenty AmeriCorps VISTA members will be commissioned for service in the Financial Opportunity Corps at a swearing-in ceremony in Atlanta today. The Financial Opportunity Corps is an innovative partnership between Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer servic...

    Points of Light and Target Kick Off 50th Anniversary of Historic March on Washington With America's Sunday Supper at Carter Center in Atlanta Image

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    08-15-13

    Points of Light and Target Kick Off 50th Anniversary of Historic March on Washington With America's Sunday Supper at Carter Center in Atlanta

    President Jimmy Carter joined America’s Sunday Supper Sunday night in Atlanta to discuss how the education and service sectors, parents and communities-at-large can collaborate to help youth achieve their dreams. Sponsored by Points of Light, Target and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonvi...

    Two Startups Chosen to Receive $50,000 Investments to Help People Make a Difference Image

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    08-13-13

    Two Startups Chosen to Receive $50,000 Investments to Help People Make a Difference

    The Points of Light Civic Accelerator today announced it will invest $50,000 each in Neighbor.ly and the Jubilee Project, two...

    Points of Light and Target Mark 50th Anniversary of Historic March on Washington With America’s Sunday Supper at Carter Center in Atlanta Image

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    08-09-13

    Points of Light and Target Mark 50th Anniversary of Historic March on Washington With America’s Sunday Supper at Carter Center in Atlanta

    President Jimmy Carter will join the America’s Sunday Supper event on August 11 in Atlanta to discuss how the education and service sectors can collaborate to help youth achieve their dreams. Sponsored by Points of Light, Target and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, ...

    Points of Light Names Bank of America Chair of its Corporate Service Council Image

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    07-19-13

    Points of Light Names Bank of America Chair of its Corporate Service Council

    During the 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service, Points of Light announced that Bank of America has been named chair of its

    President Obama and President George H. W. Bush Join Together to Honor 5,000th Recipients of the Daily Point of Light Award Image

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    07-15-13

    President Obama and President George H. W. Bush Join Together to Honor 5,000th Recipients of the Daily Point of Light Award

    Today President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted former President George H. W. Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and members of the Bush family to honor Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, the winners of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award.

    The award – established in 1989 by ...

    Points of Light Recognizes The Ritz-Carlton and HP for Innovative Corporate Volunteer Programs Image

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    06-20-13

    Points of Light Recognizes The Ritz-Carlton and HP for Innovative Corporate Volunteer Programs

     Points of Light honored The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and technology company HP today for their outstanding employee volunteer prog...

    A Billion + Change Inspires Largest Commitment of Pro Bono Service in History Image

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    06-20-13

    A Billion + Change Inspires Largest Commitment of Pro Bono Service in History

    Today, A Billion + Change will announce that it has inspired the largest commitment of pro bono service in history. More than 500 companies across the country—from the largest in the Fortune 100 to the smallest sole...

    With Help from Rival Pundits, Points of Light and JPMorgan Chase Announce National Effort to Unite Unlikely Allies in Service to 'One America' Image

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    06-19-13

    With Help from Rival Pundits, Points of Light and JPMorgan Chase Announce National Effort to Unite Unlikely Allies in Service to 'One America'

    At the largest convening of volunteer, national service, and civic leaders in the world, Points of Light and JPMorgan Chase will today announce the launch of a year-long, nationwide campaign to bring together rivals in politics, entertainment, and sports with the goal of inspiring millions to uni...

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