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Earth Day, Jamie's Next Steps, and the Final Four


 

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”


—Jane Goodall

 

Our Work


XSL is expanding its (sustainable) footprint to beautiful, colorful Colorado!

XSL Partner Jamie Gardner with her partner and kiddos have moved to the beautiful state of CO to be closer to family. A CU Boulder undergrad Alum and fan of the Rockies, Jamie is excited to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and eager to make new ones. Please introduce her to anyone you think might be interested in working with XSL and/or just to meet great people!


Email Jamie at jamie@xsectorlabs.com



California Volunteers Lab

On March 31, X Sector Labs held an Innovation Lab to engage a diverse set of cross-sector stakeholders in co-creating potential solutions and strategies that unite Californians through service and volunteerism and tackle our state’s greatest challenges.


We had 40+ leaders come together to create greater understanding of the synergies between encouraging Californians to serve, providing meaningful service opportunities, and creating a positive volunteer experience. From this, we derived actionable ideas that leverage cross-sector collaborations and strengthen California’s ability to engage its citizens in volunteering and service.


Want to learn more about our labs? Click Here.



Hilinski's Hope was the national charity for the Final Four

Throughout March Madness, the NCAA's new Final Four fan cutout program benefited Hilinski’s Hope to continue their mission of raising awareness, breaking stigma, and providing resources to aid the mental health of student athletes.


In the coming months, the Hilinski’s Hope Game Plan program kicks off with over a dozen university partners. The first schools in line to complete this comprehensive program are the University of Alabama, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona College, Louisiana Tech University, University at Buffalo, and Stevenson University.



Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast


This week, CEO of Common Impact Danielle Holly hosted Dave on Common Impact's ProBono Perspectives Podcastto talk about California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, #CaliforniansForAll, Volunteerism, Mental Health, X Sector Labs, and all that shaped his path of service for #NationalVolunteerWeek.


 

In Our Community


CalVols and Earth Day

Leading up to #EarthDay 2021, California Volunteers is looking to partner with agencies and community groups that have climate-related volunteer needs.

California Climate Action Corps wants to help you recruit volunteers.



They built a statewide online volunteer hub via VolunteerMatch to connect organizations working on climate-related projects with individuals who are ready to take action. Sign up today for a free account and tag your events with #climateactioncorps.


CGI Commitment by Common Impact: Supporting Small Business Recovery with Skills Based Volunteering


Common Impact, in partnership with NYC Service and the NYC Department of Small Business Services, have committed to launching the Volunteers for Small Business Recovery, a pilot program serving small businesses in New York City’s 27 priority neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic.


This pilot will match small business leaders with corporate volunteers who will offer “just-in-time’ consultative support through their Pro Bono Hotline to provide rapid support for crisis situations or quick advice for capacity-strapped businesses.