Seven Myths about Volunteering

Seven Myths about Volunteering

MEI COBB,  APRIL 7 2019 It’s National Volunteer Week, which is a good time to dispel some common misconceptions about volunteering. Here are a few: It is tough to find time to volunteer. If you have a lunch hour, you have time to volunteer. Head to a nearby school to...
Three Ways to Start Saving Money Now

Three Ways to Start Saving Money Now

LAURA SCHERLER,  FEBRUARY 27 2019 Federal employees and contractors have returned to work, but the reality of two missed paychecks is a harsh one. We know this because in the past two months, 2-1-1, the nation’s most comprehensive resource for human services, has...
2-1-1: Helping Communities and People Thrive

2-1-1: Helping Communities and People Thrive

RACHEL KRAUSMAN,  FEBRUARY 10 2019 Caterina* lost her job in September. The 32-year-old single mom faced eviction, and her utilities were about to be shut off. She reached out to a local agency for emergency help but didn’t qualify with no proof of future income....