Common Cents Mission: Common Cents, creator of the Penny Harvest, nurtures a new generation of caring and capable young people between the ages of four and 24 by enabling them to strengthen their communities through philanthropy and service-learning.

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Reflections from a Community Coach
On a recent Friday afternoon I was invited to sit around the table with an impressive group of handpicked leaders. I witnessed them carefully narrow down the list of causes they would support, from feeding the homeless to taking care of abandoned animals to helping autistic children. As I held back tears of pride, I said to myself, this is one of the many wonderful things about Common Cents. These lessons could not have been learned from a textbook.
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Register for the Penny Harvest Run for Change! Represent your school, recruit your team or sponsor a school to keep the Penny Harvest going and growing!

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07.21.14
The Walking Dead - Humble Bundle

For a limited time pay what you want for this The Walking Dead Humble Bundle and help support Penny Harvest


06.03.14
4th ANNUAL RUN FOR CHANGE CELEBRATES A YEAR OF SERVICE BY NYC STUDENTS

04.14.14
CELEBRATING THE POWER OF SCHOOLS DOING GOOD

Join us as we celebrate students across NYC at 4th annual Run for Change. Since the fall, over 300,000 students answered the call to service by collecting pennies, totaling 4,607 sacks and $36,283.72 in cash and checks.
04.11.14
Spring into Service! Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the latest volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations throughout New York City.
04.03.14
Penny Harvest Alum - Student Leader to Executive Intern

As an alumna of PS6, the Penny Harvest is a huge part of my life. I began participating in the Penny Harvest in the third grade, where I attended weekly meetings during my lunch period to be part of the Roundtable.

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Did You Know?
In 1909, President Lincoln appeared on a one-cent coin and became the first real person—as well as the first American president—to have his face appear on a regular-issue American coin.
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