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Big Citizenship free pdf Alan Khazei has pioneered ways to empower citizens to make a difference throughout his life. As a young graduate from Harvard Law School, he turned down lucrative offers from corporate law firms to found a non-profit called City Year with his friend, Michael Brown. City Year allowed young people to serve their communitiesfirst in Boston, now in twenty cities across the U. S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa, and London, U. K. through mentoring, tutoring, and leading children. It also allowed Khazei to be at the forefront of a generation of innovators who invented new methods of social entrepreneurship. Khazei not only built and ran a hugely successful organization with Brown, he explored how social change could be achieved through Congress, popular movements, and motivated alliances of groups. Khazei led the effort to defend AmeriCorps and then through his second organization, Be The Change, Inc. , worked to secure its longterm future through the passage of the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. This journeyfrom the most local of grassroots engagement to the halls of Washingtonis extraordinary in itself and a vital model for anyone despairing that change can ever be effected in a sclerotic political system. It can. Khazei has already proved it.

About Alan Khazei

Alan Khazei is the founder and CEO of Be the Change, Inc. Alan previously served as the co-founder

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Author : Alan Khazei
Publisher : PublicAffairs,U.S.
Data Published : 23 September 2010
ISBN : 1586487868
EAN : 9781586487867
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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