News by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism
Jun 23, 2020 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health launched the MENTAL Health Challenge to combat social isolation and loneliness in older adults, veterans, and people with disabilities. $750,000 in prizes will be awarded for the development of an easy-to-use online system that can help users connect and engage with their community, based on their interests and needs.
Source: Administration for Community Living
May 27, 2020 - A retired engineer restores old computers and gives them to rural families in La Grange, Texas so they can participate in online learning. As more machines were donated, more locals volunteered to help refurbish the computers. Includes contact information for communities interested in setting up similar give-away programs.
Source: The Daily Yonder