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    Points of Light: Celebrating Service During National Volunteer Week, April 21–27, 2013

    “Recognizing and encouraging people...demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.” - Points of Light

    Inspired by President George W. Bush’s Daily Points of Light Award back in 1990, the Points of Light Institute has become the world’s leading volunteer organization, helping people create positive change and addressing the critical needs of our communities. The institute’s services are non-partisan, independent, and open to everyone.

    In late April, Points of Light will be involved in National Volunteer Week, a time set aside to celebrate people who are making things happen through service.

    First observed in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service. The celebration draws support from the president, congress, governors, mayors, municipal leaders, and corporate and community groups across the country.

    In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we are featuring Kaplan University students who are working on their College of Public Service degrees and have made a difference through volunteering by creating organizations, serving as mentors, or contributing their time and efforts to helping others. You can learn more about these students and how they are leading the way to bring light to the world by visiting here.

    Visit the Points of Light website for details about National Volunteer Week happenings. Download the Points of Light resource guide for ideas and strategies to support your own involvement in National Volunteer Week 2013.  

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