SCA and American Express Celebrate Earth Day at Golden Gate

383 Bay Area Community Members Join Together to Give Back By The SCA Blog  SCA celebrated Earth Day and National Park Week joined by 383 community members from across the Bay Area. Over 250 volunteers came out to iconic and historic Lands End in San Francisco, and over 130 volunteers made their way to beautiful Tennessee Valley in the Marin Headlands to mark Earth Day and celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. This event was the first Bay Area project in a series of Find Your Park Day of Service events across the nation hosted by SCA in partnership with American … Continue reading SCA and American Express Celebrate Earth Day at Golden Gate

The Grass is Greenest Where Your Water It

rice-field-387715_640“The grass is greenest where you water it. Successful couples have learned to resist the grass is greener myth – i.e. someone else will make me happy. They have learned to put their energy into making themselves and their marriage better.”

-Mitch Temple

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Let’s be focused on how green we can make our grass!

Truly wouldn’t that be lovely?  If we all focused on what we have — the wonderful family or our friends who are like family; the job, or the opportunity to explore something new; the husband or the opportunity to date and find the right person – what a joy-filled world we would have!  And a joyful world starts with each one of our own little worlds. Continue reading “The Grass is Greenest Where Your Water It”

HeForShe: Building a World without Gender Barriers

By Morgan DeLuce   Why is “feminism” a movement only for women? It’s a question that has garnered a lot of attention recently. Many have seen the magenta photos of Emma Watson as the face of the UN Women’s HeForShe movement, which promotes gender equality as a human issue that must be tackled by everyone, men and women alike. The San Francisco chapter of the U.S. National Committee threw a celebration in honor of the men in our community who are working to promote gender equality and enact real change for women. The HeForShe Champions for Change Celebration was held at the beautiful … Continue reading HeForShe: Building a World without Gender Barriers

How One Day Changed my Life

by Kerry Rodgers “While traveling in South Africa 6 years ago, I volunteered for one day at a wonderful non-profit in a township outside of Cape Town. It was serendipitous, as one of my traveling companions had a personal connection and invited us to join him for the afternoon. The experience was transformational – I walked away deeply inspired about the work of community-based nonprofits. Although we were only there for a couple hours, I became an ongoing supporter of the organization. It occurred to me that this one day was a win-win: the nonprofit had a new contributor and, for … Continue reading How One Day Changed my Life

To Have a Positive Mindset: Think about Building your Mind as you would your Dream Home

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When you build a home, you have to have a vision. A vision of what you would like to create.  If you have a negative vision of your home then it certainly is not going to become a beautiful home!   So we need to maintain that vision, even when the going gets rough. Even if you run out of brick. Even if the paint color didn’t match the way you wanted it to. Even if you have to fumigate!  Hold the vision, and keep striving for it. Continue reading “To Have a Positive Mindset: Think about Building your Mind as you would your Dream Home”

Quality Models: The Intersection of Impact and Honesty

By Nancy Baah The concept of nonprofit organizations was established over forty years ago, and since then the number of nonprofit organizations and NGOs over the years has grown exponentially.  The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) reports that there are approximately 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, the number of nonprofit organizations established is innumerable due to the rate at which new organizations develop and varying statuses by country.  Because of this influx, it is important that nonprofits are held accountable to carry out their missions and truly make an impact. To hold organizations accountable, many … Continue reading Quality Models: The Intersection of Impact and Honesty

A Week in Cuba with Jimmy Diefenderfer

At our 10,000 Volunteers event in November, we raffled off a flight to a volunteer trip anywhere in the world. Jimmy Diefenderfer was the lucky winner, and he just returned from an incredible experience in Cuba. “My trip to Cuba with Globe Aware had two principal objectives: make meaningful contributions to several community projects and become familiar with the Cuban people and culture. As such, we spent part of each day being introduced to a local project in Havana, including a tuition-free school for young adults interested in becoming barbers, a tree-planting sanctuary aiming to prevent damaging landslides in a hillside … Continue reading A Week in Cuba with Jimmy Diefenderfer