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Special Book Event: Alan Khazei on Big Citizenship

Hey Bostonians: looking for some inspiration in your nonprofit career? Join Commongood Careers in celebrating the publication of Big Citizenship: How Pragmatic Idealist Can Bring Out the Best in America. At this special book event, Alan Khazei, Co-founder of City Year will share his vision of how Americans of all walks of life can join together.

Tuesday, September 14th

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: City Year

287 Columbus Ave, Boston

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In Big Citizenship, Alan Khazei shares his experiences founding and growing his City Year program, saving Americorps, and creating the new national campaign called ServiceNation, offering inspiration as well as practical advice. He addresses how to balance private and public funding; work with all levels of government; build bipartisan support on even the most contentious issues; attract volunteers, and get young people involved.

For social entrepreneurs, activists, idealists, community leaders, politicians, and donors who support nonprofit organizations, Khazei’s story demonstrates not just how to fight for what you believe in, but how to turn ideals into effective institutions that make the world a better place.

This event is being hosted by Meg Ansara, Stand for Children; Josh Biber, Teach for America; Michael Brown, City Year; James Cleveland, Jumpstart; Patrice Keegan, BostonCares; Vanessa Kirsch, New Profit Inc.; Eric Schwarz, Citizen Schools; David Shapiro, Mass Mentoring; Bob Giannino-Racine, ACCESS; and James Weinberg, Commongood Careers

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