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The American way to change : how national service & volunteers are transforming America

Author: Shirley Sagawa
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: How ordinary citizens dedicated to service can change the face of America's most critical issues What if the nation were able to capitalize on the energy of Americans willing to serve and volunteer for a year or more? This inspirational book tells the stories of real people who have dedicated themselves to service and the nonprofits that engaged them. It shows how selflessness and service have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sagawa, Shirley, 1961-
American way to change.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2010
(DLC) 2010003891
(OCoLC)506249023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Sagawa
ISBN: 9780470618646 0470618647 9780470618653 0470618655
OCLC Number: 759581869
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 221 pages)
Contents: Foreword --
Prologue --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
About the author --
1: Introduction: About this book --
Part 1: Changing Lives: Impacts On Those Who Serve --
2: Powering life transitions --
Transition to the teen years --
Transition to productive adulthood --
Transition from college to career --
Transition from career to retirement --
Transition from crisis to coping --
Potential for transformation --
3: Strengthening civic engagement --
Service and civic engagement --
How service helps --
Political activism --
Potential for transformation --
Part 2: Tackling Tough Problems: Impacts On Others --
4: Advancing education --
Early childhood development --
Elementary and secondary education --
Potential for transformation --
5: Improving health and well-being --
Health --
Aging --
Potential for transformation --
6: Helping people and communities in distress --
Poverty --
Disaster --
Potential for transformation --
7: Protecting the environment --
Conserving energy --
Protecting the environment --
Potential for transformation --
8: Inspiring and sustaining innovative solutions --
Service and social innovation --
Today's innovators --
Service alumni entrepreneurs --
Potential for transformation --
9: What you can do --
Individuals --
Groups --
Nonprofit organizations --
Educators --
Business --
Media and entertainment --
Philanthropy --
Locally elected officials --
State policymakers --
Federal policymakers --
Potential for transformation --
10: Conclusion --
Appendix: High-impact service programs --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Shirley Sagawa ; foreword by Michelle Nunn ; prologue by John Podesta.
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