It’s 4 p.m. on a Tuesday, and the halls of Webb Middle School are growing quiet. However, three students aren’t part of the stampede of their peers racing for the exits. They’re in a classroom, making phone calls to local business owners to enlist help in putting on a pancake breakfast for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. These are the students of United Way for Greater Austin’s Volunteer Project Leaders program, and this isn’t their first rodeo.
Back in the late 1980s, Feldman helped launch an innovative, group-oriented volunteer model that has become the centerpiece of myriad volunteer centers throughout the country. People who had just a few hours to volunteer could participate in group volunteer projects that were done in a day. Both on the job and as a volunteer, Feldman has spent almost three decades developing fresh ways to engage volunteers in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to create social change.
A grumbling stomach. Headache. Hard time paying attention and focusing. Low energy and motivation. Poor academic performance. This is hunger. Hunger is here, and it is hurting children. When I was 7, I founded Friends Reaching Our Goals, FROGs. It's a kid-run service organization with the mission of inspiring youth to make a positive difference in their community.
When Brittany Wenger was 15, her cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw firsthand the effect the disease has on a woman and her family. By combining medical research and a passion for computer science, she created Cloud4Cancer. The cloud-based computer program helps doctors diagnose breast cancer.