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The New York Yankees Honor Those Who Change Lives With HOPE Week

by Sacha Cohen

As part of the President's Call to Service initiative, United We Serve, the Corporation for National and Community Service is working with the New York Yankees for their annual HOPE Week, (Helping Others Persevere & Excel).
This year marks the Yankees' third HOPE week – an initiative rooted in the belief that acts of goodwill provide hope and encouragement to more than just the recipient of the gesture.

From July 25-30, 2011, the Yankees will recognize an individual or organization that has demonstrated the transformative power of service and embodied the American spirit of giving.

On each day, a winner will be recognized at the game, have a unique experience with Yankees players and team members, and be honored with a President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to salute volunteers for strengthening our nation. CNCS administers the PVSA, and will present the award to the HOPE week honorees.

HOPE Week shows us the power of service. It shows us how one individual or a small group can make a difference. It is an inspiration to all of us; you too can make a difference.

Read about Daniel Trush and his organization, Daniel's Music Foundation or Tuesday's Children, a 9/11 mentoring organization -- a few of the 2011 HOPE Week honorees.

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