Lead in Your Community
The COVID-19 pandemic has already taken a grave toll—and has fallen hardest on the most vulnerable among us. Take care of yourself; take care of your loved ones. And if you can, step up and lead so your communities come out of this stronger. Here are some resources to help you get started.
Stay Safe, Stay Well
Get what you need to stay healthy and safe.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 mental health support via text message.
The Living Room Cup offers a variety of mini-workout challenges you can do at home, measured against athletes.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
OnwardUS is an initiative designed to provide essentials services to American workers displaced by COVID-19 so they can get back to work as quickly as possible.
Connect and Engage
Help make your community stronger and more resilient.
Type in your zip code to see local and virtual volunteering opportunities in your community.
A campaign asking young people to swap stories with an older adult to decrease isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service a common opportunity—and expectation—for all young Americans.
Plug into a mutual aid system in your neighborhood if there is one; start your own if there’s not.
Have you or your family filled out your Census form? Participating in this once-a-decade activity helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funds for schools, roads, and other public services are spent in your community.
Learn and Prepare
Get training and tools to lead today and in the future.
Learn techniques to lead and make a difference within your community by following this guide.
Learn the technical skills to help prepare you for jobs or personal projects.
Stay on top of the latest developments in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with stories, research, expert perspectives, and updates from the Gates Foundation.
MIT Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation with a mission to solve world challenges. Anyone, anywhere can apply to the 2020 Global Challenges by June 18 to access over $1.7 million in prize funding.