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Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 36: Myung Lee, Cities of Service

Activating Dormant Civic Engagement
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Common Impact CEO and Pro Bono Perspectives host Danielle Holly talks citizen engagement with Myung Lee, Executive Director of Cities of Service. Part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Initiative, Cities of Service is a nonprofit that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together.

Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet

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The only voice in the corporation that can authentically stand for purpose is the voice of the employee. Explore with us how companies are entering the conversation about corporate citizenship and civic engagement and how you can connect your company’s purpose and values to the activism of employees.

Read Angela Parker's latest blog: Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet 

MLK Day Employee Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie Burgess

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service, we are spotlighting an incredible story from Stephanie Burgess, one of our outstanding skills-based volunteers from Charles Schwab. Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your heartfelt story with us and for allowing us to see the true impact that skills-based volunteering can have, both for the volunteer and the nonprofit organization.

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service, we are spotlighting an incredible story from Stephanie Burgess, one of our outstanding skills-based volunteers from Charles Schwab. Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your heartfelt story with us and for allowing us to see the true impact that skills-based volunteering can have, both for the volunteer and the nonprofit organization.

National Volunteer Week Twitter Chat

Activating Civic Engagement through Skills-Based Volunteering
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In honor of National Volunteer Week, Common Impact is hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday, April 25th at 12pm EDT to explore how corporate skills-based volunteer programs activate civic engagement in employee volunteers.  Skills-based volunteerism gives employees a chance to roll up their sleeves and truly understand the challenges facing nonprofit organizations and the social sector.  The deeper understanding and relationships that are built through skills-based volunteering activate and direct employees passions and talent towa

21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge Open For Submissions

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Youth Civic Engagement Activities are Critical for Empowering Young People and Bettering Society

Children International Youth Take Part in the United Nations’ International Youth Day Campaign to Promote Civic Engagement and Participation of Youth in Politics and Public Life
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Kansas City, Mo., August 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Youth civic engagement activities and programs are critical for empowering young people to develop their skills and talents; participate in political, economic and social conversations; and become agents of positive change in their communities. Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities for youth around the world to take part in these civic engagement activities, leaving one of the world’s greatest resources untapped. And, as a result, both youth and society miss out on the potential benefits.

Donated Computers Help Launch Engineering Academy at Santa Barbara High School

Providence Christian School received 10 refurbished computers as part of Edison International’s Computers for the Community program
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Ben may be 12 years old, but he’s already learning to build robots. And he can only build them if his school has the proper computer equipment and software.

Computers “are more captivating and interactive than books are,” said the seventh-grader who recently completed an introduction to engineering class at Providence Christian School in Santa Barbara.

Dream of Home Ownership Comes True for Local Family

Edison International and its employees have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for low-income families.
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Two years ago, Enrique and Sonia Lopez and their three sons were living in a one-bedroom, one bath apartment in Long Beach while they struggled to save enough money to move into a larger home. Today, they are proud owners of a three-bedroom house.

Helping Make Career Dreams Come True for Verbum Dei Students

​Since 2006, Edison International has helped mentor 27 students at the all-male school.
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When you think of Southern California Edison (SCE), the trading floor doesn’t immediately pop into your mind. It certainly didn’t for Kenneth Simpkins, a freshman at Verbum Dei High School who is interning at the utility through the school’s work study program.

“What the program is mainly trying to do is get you ready for work,” said the 14 year old.

Educating for a Democratic Society

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This article was originally published in the Winter 2015 RSF Quarterly.

by Joan Caldarera, Ed.D.

What kind of education is needed for forming the minds, hearts, and hands of the next generation who will have to cope with and transform the ecological, social, and economic issues of today, issues that transcend political boundaries, cultural constructs, and economic realities?

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