Sunday, November 29, 2009

Federal report reveals troubling statistic

A new report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture revealed that nearly 50 million people were food insecure last year.

This is the highest figure reported since the federal government began to record levels of food insecurity in America.

According to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, food insecurity is the condition in which one does not have constant physical and economic access to the food necessary for survival. Worldwide, approximately two billion suffer from this social issue.

President Obama characterized the report as "unsettling."

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Student Health 101 describes benefits of volunteering

Approximately 1 in 3 college students regularly spend time volunteering either on campus or in the community, according to a Student Health 101 survey of more than 1,200 students. In "Volunteerism: How Students Are Improving the World, Their Campuses, and Themselves," George Washington University graduate Maura Judkis outlines the many benefits of volunteer service.

In addition to the positive feelings that come from volunteering, students can also look forward to building their own leadership skills, and listing their work on their resumes to help get that dream job.

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Welcome to my blog! Through this platform, I hope to create a resource for students and student organizations that perform community service, complete with up-to-date research and shared best practices in promoting awareness of the many social justice issues that exist in communities across the nation, as well as the benefits of dedicating one's time to the service of others.