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Why Volunteer Abroad

It’s one thing to travel to another country and experience the culture, but it’s another thing to leave a lasting impact on the community you visit as well. So much can be gained from traveling abroad so being able to volunteer allows you to give back to an experience...

The Importance of Clean Water Access

More than 1.1 billion people do not have adequate access to water. 1 in 10 people are unable to access clean water and 1 in 3 people do not have access to running toilets. To put it into perspective more people in the world have mobile phones than they do access to...

Charity Profile: The YMCA

Background   Besides a contagious theme song, a good number of people worldwide would probably associate the YMCA most closely with the idea of charitable community service. The YMCA is among the world’s largest and most well-recognized charities, as well as one...

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity started with an idea from a farmer, Clarence Jordan in Americus, Georgia, and was founded by him and Millard and Linda Fuller. The idea was to build adequate shelter for those in need by working with volunteers. The houses would be built at no...

Importance of Mentoring Youth

A child’s life can be changed by having someone to look up to and guide them towards success. Having a mentor to talk to, discuss challenges with, and get advice from is very beneficial to children and young adults. These relationships that are formed last a very long...

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You have reached Kevin Cao’s first blog post on his website devoted to community development.