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    Volunteerism in America

    Wendy Spencer and Elizabeth Boris talked about volunteerism in America, including how many Americans volunteer and what their activities include, as well as the personal, civic, and career…

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    Movement-Building Models

    Community organizers spoke about their craft and forming grassroots political and social movements. They also focused on efforts to empower those hurt in the recent economic recession,…

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    Book Discussion on Authentic Patriotism

    Mr. Kiernan presents vignettes of people he says are trying to revive the national purpose by taking action in their communities. They include college students on environmental…

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    Volunteerism and Serve America Act

    Patrick Corvington talked about the role and impact of volunteering and community service in the U.S. National Volunteer Week (April 18 - 24) marks the first anniversary of the Edward M.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open to comment on social networking and political participation, have things become better or worse and how have they affected citizen participation. Do we have a…

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    Michelle Obama Remarks on Toys for Tots Drive

    First Lady Michelle Obama announced that White House employees will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots holiday drive. She was joined by Toys for Tots…

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    Mission Serve Initiative Launch

    First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and Alma J. Powell delivered remarks at an event to launch Mission Serve, an initiative designed to integrate service to country with service…

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    Community Philanthropy

    Hip-hop singer Chris “Ludacris” Bridges addressed a National Press Club luncheon. He talked about individuals taking an active role in community philanthropy. He also…

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    Forum on Community Service

    A panel of guests talked about community service at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A & M University. This marked the twentieth anniversary of the…

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    First Responder Issues, Part 1

    The International Association of Firefighters held their annual legislative conference. Public officials spoke about legislation designed to assist fire fighters and first responders,…

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    National and Community Service, Part 2

    David Eisner talked about the current role of national service in the U.S. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

    Sonny Boggus talked by telephone from La Grange, Georgia,…

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    National and Community Service, Part 1

    David Eisner talked about the current role of national service in the U.S. The week’s cover story of Time Magazine was on national service and presidential candidates Senators McCain…

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    Awards Dinner

    The Campaign for America’s Future held an awards dinner at their “Take Back America” conference, which was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Slide presentations or…

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    Americorps Legislation

    Participating by telephone, Edward Epstein talked about a motion to recommit Americorps legislation, and the disagreements on wording of the legislation.

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    Corporate Global Citizenship

    A panel discussion was held on global corporate citizenship. Discussion centered on the evolution of corporate involvement in a broader social agenda in recent years, and how that…

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    Parkinson's Disease Research

    Michael Kinsley interviewed Michael J. Fox about his Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and about his personal experiences with the disease. After their discussion Mr. Fox…

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    International Philanthropy

    Moderated by Mr. Weisberg, the panelists discussed international philanthropy. 
    Topics included the respective roles of government, the independent sector, and civil society in…

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    Medal of Philanthropy Presentation

    With Tom Brokaw serving as master of ceremonies, Vartan Gregorian presented the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy to the Heinz Family, the Mellon Family, the Tata Family of India, and…

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    Book Discussion on Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World

    Former President Bill Clinton talked about his book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, published by Knopf. He was joined in a panel discussion by some of the people whose…

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    American Leadership

    Eric Greitens spoke on the topic, “Building the Future: How Iraq, War, and the Humanitarian Ethic Are Shaping the Next Generation of American Leadership.” He emphasized the need…

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