The Action Network, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization seeking to develop and facilitate volunteerism, particularly in the inner city. We work with the non/for profit sectors and volunteers to ensure that: (a) individuals volunteer (b) people volunteer in their area of interest while exploring other fields (c) volunteer opportunities are well coordinated (d) volunteers enjoy their experience (e) volunteers are well rewarded (f) and finally, volunteers return to volunteer regularly The Action Network acts as a facilitator to ensure the proper volunteer coordination between schools, community organizations, non-governmental organizations, and corporations. TAN works with these entities to attract sizeable pools of new volunteers; The Action Network also works collaboratively with other not-for-profit entities to offer non-monetary rewards to those individuals who strive to better their communities. Operations: Programs: 1. Current: o Incubator: TAN works with young adults to ensure that they experience, and understand the value of volunteering. Our flagship program currently meets each Wednesday, with about 15 students from Millennium High School from Lower Manhattan in New York City, and visits the Clinton Senior home for two hours of intergenerational program. Activities include fun craft making, dancing, music, and bonding and with the elderly. For pictures of the event please visit here. 2. Future: o Incubator: We intend to extend the incubator program to accommodate students from various schools, as well as other organizations requiring our services from around New York City. Students log onto our site and choose activities that interest them; an RSVP will be placed into the system. o Fellowship: TAN is currently creating a fellowship for the 2007-2008 school year; 10-15 students will be nominated from NYC high schools. They will meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis at different organizations for a variety of activities including street cleanup, peer education, working with the homeless, and caring for needy animals. o General Volunteering: TAN will recruit and assign volunteers to organizations in the “Network.” o Ambassador Recruit: TAN will franchise its program to nonprofit organizations. They will be allowed to recruit, and manage volunteers on TAN’s behalf. Volunteers will be trained and rewarded by TAN. o Volunteer Credit*: Volunteers whom are part of the Network will be able to earn points as they volunteers. Such points can be redeemed at TAN for products that have been donated by corporations, or may also be redeemed at special partners such as Macy’s, Gap, etc.