This group uses the iconicism of comic book superheroes to make a difference, inspire others, spread a positive message, and call attention to issues in communities. Real Life Superheroes works to make the world a better place by doing civic activities, charity work, public safety patrols, hospital visits, school talks, distributing wanted and missing person fliers, helping the homeless, community clean-ups, and more.
The mission of the National Crime Prevention Council is to help people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. NCPC runs school and community based training programs, produces Public service announcements broadcast nationwide starring McGruff the Crime Dog, and supports a national coalition of crime prevention practitioners.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
United Way is a worldwide network in 40 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health.
Are you a crime victim? Use this map to find state-specific resources and services.