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  • The Impact of Change

    Sanjuana Zavala is a first-generation college student at the University of Texas- Brownsville, and an active member of Circle K International. Her commitment and passion for service led Sanjuana to meet extraordinary individuals who she remembers every day, inspiring her to keep serving her community.

  • One Shoe at a Time

    Susan Hennum, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Garland, Texas, and an advisor to a K-Kids club, was looking for a service project that would not only be easy for the kids to participate in, but one that they could feel good about and know they had made a difference in the life of someone else. Susan became very involved with Shoes for Orphan Souls, combining adult and children's efforts to make a difference.

  • Spreading the Word About Tetanus

    John Mayfield battled drug and alcohol addition, but was able to get his life on track when he found fulfillment through philanthropy. Following in his father's footsteps, he became a member of a local Kiwanis club, and the experience ended up changing his life. His main effort is supporting The Eliminate Project, raising money for the vaccines, supplies and education that will help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus among some of the world’s poorest and hardest-to-reach families.

  • On the Road in Murray, Kentucky: Empowering & Supporting LGBT Students

  • Developing an Action Plan for Success

  • Helping a Nation of Children

    Sharon Whitworth has been a PTA advocate for all children for over 36 years and is currently serving as project lead of a National PTA grant to educate parents and the community about the common core standards. Through her leadership, her team has educated over 9,000 parents and community members since October, 2011.

  • Better Building Federal Award Underway

    The nomination period for the 2013 Better Building Federal Award (BBFA) is now open. This contest builds on the Federal Government’s goal to reduce energy intensity – or energy consumed per square foot – by 30 percent by 2015 through encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding Federal agencies that achieve the greatest annual savings in energy intensity.

  • Educare: A Catalyst for Change

    Caren Calhoun believes that every child deserves a fair shot at a good education, and that's why she devotes her efforts to working for Tulsa Educare, an organization that tries to break the cycle of poverty by working on Head Start initiatives in the Tulsa area and others.

  • Investing Early in Our Children

    Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton collaborated with Head Start founders Ed Zigler and Julius Richmond to help build a comprehensive early education program giving every child a chance to make the American Dream come true, for that child, and for all of us.

  • New Perspective and New Opportunities Through Head Start

    Lori Pittman started off in the same position as the people she helps today, so she understands how difficult it can be to provide the education advocacy that kids really need. That's why she has dedicated her time and effort to giving back to the same Head Start program that helped her out so much.