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by Michael D. Pitman, Hamilton Journal-News Any city or township thatÕs growing and flourishing more than likely has active civic and service clubs at work, community leaders say. Groups such as the Rotary, Kiwanis, LionÕs and Optimist clubs play a…

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by Chelsea Clinton, the Clinton Foundation As we approach this yearÕs Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I am filled with a particularly deep sense of gratitude. Dr. KingÕs life of service forever changed the course of our history, and I…

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by Tipi Colley Miller, the Opelika Auburn News Recently, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) released the 2013 findings of volunteer accomplishments in America. Sadly, the number of volunteers reported has decreased. In 2011, the number of Americans that volunteered…

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by Ann Butler, the Durango Herald Since the earliest days of La Plata County, when founders were forming a community from scratch, people have been raising money for civic improvement. Pastors were passing the hat to build churches. Members of…

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by Angelina Davis, Greenville Online In Greenville, volunteering is not a way to fill free time. It’s ingrained in the way of life. That’s how many folks explain why volunteerism is so prevalent here, even as rates have dropped overall….

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by Shirley Sagawa and John Bridgeland in the Huffington Post Blog Every year, a quarter of a million U.S. students leave the comfort of their colleges to study abroad. As a new semester begins, most students are likely to go…

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by Deborah Wise and Regina Lawrence in the Dallas Morning News Think back to your grade school days and those many times when you had to memorize a lesson. Even decades removed from the exam, you might still remember the…

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By Kathy Palumbo, director, programs at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Every other year, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, develops a Civic Health Index for Metropolitan Atlanta. Much like the…

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by Christopher Gergen and Stephen Martin, News Observer As we emerge from a tough recession, there is a tremendous opportunity to come together to address some of our hardest challenges and re-invigorate our sense of civic responsibility and possibility. Yet…

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by Staff, Triad Business Journal North Carolinians are less likely than other U.S. residents to trust the media, according to a new report. Only 49 percent of Tar Heel State residents trust the media, compared to the national average of…

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by Jonathan Levine, Mic.com When was the last time you decided to pitch in? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it probably wasn’t very recently. Data released last week shows that only 18.7% of 20- to 24-year-olds participated in…

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by Niki Kelly and Jeff Wiehe, The Journal Gazette A new Indiana Civic Health Index shows Hoosiers still have a way to go in terms of civic engagement. We still donÕt like talking about politics all that much Ð especially…

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