Problem Solving Through Community Action: An Interactive Chat with Jeff Franco

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Anyone can think about serving their community, but putting service ideas into action is when real change happens. Jeff Franco of City Year Washington, DC and...

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#YALIServes chat with Celestina Obiekea and Mimshach Obioha

Celestina Obiekea and Mimshach Obioha joined the YALI Network for a chat about our service initiative, #YALIServes. Along with this chat, the two created videos that are available on the YALI website, These videos highlight all the wonderful parts of volunteering. Throughout the chat, our online audience showed a...

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#YALIVoices: Benefits of Volunteering during Waithood

Contributed by Rasak Adekoya, Co-founder, Brand Your Waithood If you have yet to unravel one of the challenges of inclusive youth development in Africa, permit me to ask you these questions: What was your dream profession as a child? What did you eventually study in the university? And, right now,...

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Education is power, says top U.S. diplomat for Africa

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the State Department’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs, has a request to YALI Network members that fits well with the current #YALILearns campaign: take the time to educate your peers. “There is nothing more powerful than education, and you can help,” she told a group of...

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American Conservationist Learns from Kenya

Join #YALIGoesGreen this month. Learn how to get involved at    By Karin Rives After practicing and preaching environmental conservation for the past 60 years, The Nature Conservancy knows a thing or two about strategy. So when Adam Whelchel, a conservation director for the U.S.-based group, traveled to Kenya...

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