Volunteers

Schwab Employees Begin Week of Intensive Community Service Across the U.S. to Benefit More Than 90 Nonprofit Organizations
May 17, 2010

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Charles Schwab Corporation's annual Schwab Volunteer Week begins today with a heightened focus on helping everyday Americans become more financially fit. This year's Volunteer Week, which runs through Friday, May 21, marks the seventh consecutive year Schwab has galvanized its employees to give back during a designated period of company-sponsored time off. Throughout the week, nearly 2,000 employees and executives nationwide will donate approximately 8,000 community service hours on 129 different projects, benefiting 92 nonprofit organizations, many of which aim to help alleviate poverty and provide the foundation for financial stability.

New National Service Grads Face Dim Job Market
May 12, 2010

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The tattoo on Christian Berrios' right forearm says "Knowledge is Power." For a high school dropout in a city with shuttered textile plants and 18% unemployment, he needs all the knowledge he can get.

Berrios will graduate in June from YouthBuild, one of many national service programs that got an infusion of federal aid under last year's economic stimulus law. He'll get his high school equivalency degree as well as "green" construction skills to help him navigate a difficult job market.