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Being the Change

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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 communities--first in Boston, now in twenty cities across the
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by PublicAffairs (first published April 13th 2010)
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Jack Korpob
Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This was taken from my personal blog.
"Big Citizenship"


I feel like I’m back tracking in blog posts, but there’s a reason. I just didn’t have time to blog and wanted to wait until I finished reading Alan Khazei’s new book completely. Well, Alan Khazei held a book signing at City Year Boston/HQ on the evening of September 14th. So, I attended. His book, Big Citizenship, was released earlier, and I had already reached more than the halfway point in the book. At
Peter Kahn
This is a great book about social entrepreneurship and the impact service on people. There's a circle of innovation from private to public and back again. Khazie's model of collaboration, impactful action and service can have a big impact for private as well as public endeavors. The book has changed how I view management and what role I want to play in both spheres.
Jun 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Very inspiring straight to the point read. It's something personal to me and even I found the writing to be dry at points. Good overall message.
Aug 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing

And he signed my copy at the Brookline Booksmith~!
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