Good reads for civic-minded orgs.

Huffington Post

"Bears, Harry Potter, and the Kindness of Americans"

Encouraging civic engagement by driving across the country

by Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light and author of Be the Change

Psychology Today

"Are We Raising Good Citizens"

Democracy demands a responsible, organized, and innovative citizenry

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.

"How to Change a Teenager's Life"

The top five qualities of role models described by students

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.


Roots of Action

 "Teachers Change Lives through Mentoring & Service-Learning"

***With a shout-out to generationOn Youth Advisory Council member, Jake Bernstein***

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. 

 "How to Instill Compassion in Children"

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.


New York Times

"Raising a Moral Child"

by Adam Grant


Pop City

"New chance for nonprofits to connect with fresh volunteers, thanks to Pittsburg Cares fair"

by Marty Levine

How to overcome the age barrier--teens make great volunteers!

Doing Good Together

"10 Reasons Why Family Service Matters"

More reasons to get your family together and volunteer!


"22 Kind Kids Prove Big-Hearted is Brilliant"

Inspiring stories from kids passionate about service

The Chicago Cares Blog



"Why you should love teens as much as I do"

by Youth in Service Manager, Joyce Cruz

Find out why this Chicago Cares staff member is committed to working with teens.