If you are looking for opportunities to give back to our community during the first weekend of March, we invite you to participate in one of the following activities that our partners are hosting on March 2.If you participate in either of these volunteer opportunities, please fill out our SERVE at Home Activity Completion form to show us how you were able to keep volunteering during this downtime! Please note that we won’t be able to enter these hours into our system until after the downtime is over, so it will take a little longer than usual to show up in your account. As soon as our system is up and running, we will send you information about setting up your family’s volunteer account and resume our normal operations with an improved experience.
Thank you for your patience!
We hope you will join us for Generation SERVE's annual fundraiser, Big Night Out -- a fun evening of interactive activities, food, music, and sharing more about Generation SERVE, its mission, and its programs. Don't miss the fun photo booth, try your luck at the Mystery Prize Wall and enjoy a live auction, DJ and drinks.
The event will be held March 23rd from 6-9pm at The Junior League of Austin's Community Impact Center (CIC). Parking is included & available in the CIC parking garage.
Tickets and sponsorships available here: https://givebutter.com/c/BNO2024
Our team has been working hard to get our technology systems upgraded, and our website and calendar system will be impacted by the migration at the end of February and beginning of March. The updates include a new calendar system for activity sign up and a parent portal viewing your family’s service hours!
The volunteering calendar for March 2024 will not open in February as usual, but instead families will be sent instructions the first week of March to update their accounts in the new system and then have access to the month’s volunteering opportunities.
We are excited to share these changes with you! More information has been sent out via email and is available on our Technology Upgrade page. Thank you!
We were delighted to participate alongside so many Generation SERVE families at the The GiveJoy Foundation Grow and Give Back Holiday Drive recently. Volunteers shopped, wrapped, and delivered gifts and a holiday meal to families in the Austin area. It was a full day of fun, and we are so thankful to everyone who helped!
We are excited to partner with Kingspoint Insurance Agency & A.I. Essentials on this campaign to bring joy & education into #giving and #philanthropy.
Inspiring kids to embrace philanthropy goes beyond leading by example, it's about embracing conversation!
According to findings from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, parents who actively chat with their children about charity significantly increase the likelihood of their little ones getting involved in acts of kindness.
While being a role model is crucial, the study highlights the importance of parents 1) diving into intentional discussions about charity, 2) sharing the causes they're passionate about, 3) how they contribute, and 4) the heartfelt reasons behind it all.
By infusing these conversations with warmth and making them a regular part of family life, parents can plant the seeds of generosity in their children, nurturing a deep and joyful understanding of the true value of giving.
Generation SERVE offers not only a way to give back, but also the resources to teach kids about giving!
To talk to kids about giving:
Generation SERVE, a leading nonprofit org dedicated to engaging youth in volunteerism & empowering them to make a difference in their communities, is proud to announce the appointment of Stephanie Bazan as its new Executive Director & Muneeb "Meebs" Aslam as Deputy Executive Director.
Full press release:
AUSTIN, TX, US, November 2, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Generation SERVE, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging youth in volunteerism and empowering them to make a difference in their communities, is proud to announce the appointment of Stephanie Bazan as its new Executive Director and Muneeb "Meebs" Aslam as Deputy Executive Director. These dynamic leaders will play a pivotal role in advancing the organization's mission and vision for a brighter, more community-minded future.
"We are ecstatic to have Stephanie and Meebs join the team to help propel our mission," said Elise Ghebremichael, board of directors president. "We have full confidence in their ability to bring strategic vision, fundraising expertise, and unwavering dedication to their roles. We are exceptionally fortunate to have secured the services of these outstanding community leaders.”
Bazan, an accomplished executive with over fifteen years of experience in communications, fundraising, strategic planning and building programs, brings a wealth of knowledge and entrepreneurial mindset to her role as Executive Director. Most recently, Bazan served as the Chief Communications Officer & Crisis Communications Advisor at the prestigious law firm Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP. She has also held the position of Director of Communications, Events & Programs at the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she advocated for small and minority-owned businesses and significantly impacted the lives of many through her work on the nationally ranked Hispanic Austin Leadership program. Her dedication to the community is further demonstrated through her board and committee appointments and volunteer work, including the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Board and Integral Care Board of Trustees.
Aslam, who assumes the role of Deputy Executive Director, is a passionate community advocate with a background in nonprofit development, public policy, and philanthropy. Most recently, Aslam served as the Development Lead for Empower Project, the largest relational organizing nonprofit working to improve civic engagement and to uplift communities through social justice. Equipped with a Master in Public Affairs and a background in nonprofit development, he is experienced in community building and program management. Aslam serves on the board of multiple community-based organizations and is currently a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Austin, making him a dedicated addition to the Generation SERVE team.
What sets Generation SERVE apart is its unwavering commitment to not only engaging youth in volunteerism, but also providing unparalleled support to over 100 partner nonprofit organizations, ranging from homelessness services to animal welfare. With the appointment of Stephanie Bazan as Executive Director and Muneeb "Meebs" Aslam as Deputy Executive Director, Generation SERVE is poised to make a significant impact in the regions it serves.
In a joint statement, Bazan and Aslam wrote: “We are ready to lead Generation SERVE into an exciting future, working together to uplift the organization and inspire youth and families to make a difference in their communities.”
Generation SERVE is a bridge that introduces families to local nonprofits. Together we can make an even bigger impact on our community. This holiday season find more ways than just our calendar that you can volunteer locally and the reasons that your support is so important.
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