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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“You can’t not like animals at PS 88,” said the Penny Harvest coach. It’s engrained in the school culture as evidenced by the names and decisions of their two Philanthropy Roundtables: the “Wild Cats” and “Star Boys.” Both gave all of their support this year to an animal shelter in memory of their longtime school secretary...
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Together, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and Common Cents administer the Penny Harvest in the Capital Region of New York.

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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

Penny Harvest Group Facing Closure

A popular children's program on the verge of closing said the city's Department of Education is to blame for its financial straits.
Penny Harvest Students Across NYC Respond to the Storm

Across New York City, schools and students are dedicating this year's Penny Harvest to recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Hundreds of schools have already re-named the year-long program “Hurricane Harvest.”
Common Cents Releases 9.12 Book

Common Cents announced today the online release of a book created by thousands of New York City students reflecting on the meaning of September 11 in their lives and pledging service to make a better world.
Welcome back to another exciting year of the Penny Harvest!

It seems like it was just yesterday when thousands of students around the country came to their final Roundtable decisions, engaged their classmates and larger school communities in service projects, and hosted some pretty impressive check-award ceremonies and grant presentations. Building off last year’s excitement and successes of launching a new program model to the Penny Harvest called Legacy Service; we are excited to announce the launch of the 2012-2013 Penny Harvest this fall!

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