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Tuesday’s Highlights

Posted by Zach Maurin on August 4, 2009

1. The Starbucks homepage is featuring great a video about its partnership with City Year.  “Starbucks’ goal is to engage 50,000 young people to take action in their local communities,” according to the video.  (PS – Starbucks, you should provide the code to embed the video so blogs can more easily spread the word about your great commitment.)

2. The Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article, “White House Begins Search for Nonprofit Hidden Gems,” in which it writes:

When President Obama announced in June that he was going to send aides around the country to locate promising nonprofit groups, many charities wondered where they would go and how to invite them to visit.

Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, has given some clues in a blog item that describes her visit to the Iowa affiliate of Everybody Wins!, a group offering literacy and mentor programs for elementary schoolchildren from low-income families.

3. GOOD magazine has a great visual report: The Best and Worst Cities to Look for Work.  If you had 25 tries, you probably couldn’t guess the best.

4. Think Social, a new initiative to advance social media in the public interest, is looking for volunteer contributors and writers.  The whole thing sounds very cool and important.  Check out more about the opportunity here.

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