Efforts to recruit 1 million new volunteers, announced Thursday by United Way Worldwide, hope to scale up successful programs to transform the lives of American students.
'Dropout factories,' schools that graduate 60 percent or less of their students, fell to 1,634 in 2009, down from 2,007 in 2002, says a new report. Attention on the dropout problem has led to improvement, analysts say.
Charities' donations in 2009 fell 11 percent for the largest 400 US charitable groups.
As firefighters continued their search through the stricken area for victims, federal investigators indicated that they would be looking at a range of contributing factors – including maintenance records, pressure conditions, and human factors.
As the newly wealthy in emerging nations turn to philanthropy, global charity gets a boost.
Students who don’t have effective reading skills by the end of third grade are more likely to fall behind. Later achievement, including high school graduation, can be affected, a new report says.
Texting a donation took off after the Haiti earthquake. But some question whether the phenomenon will last.
Many Vietnamese and Cambodia fishermen are without work now because of the BP oil spill, and some still feel the effects of Hurricane Katrina. BP is trying to help, but there's a language barrier.
A well-to-do American family downsizes and gives almost a million dollars to charity.