Be the Change!: Change the World. Change Yourself

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Michelle Nunn
Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC, Mar 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 337 pages
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"Be the Change" celebrates the personal transformations of men and women who, by working to change the world, changed themselves. Featuring interviews with over 1,000 volunteers, from everyday people to business and community leaders to celebrities, the book combines hands-on advice on ways to get involved with enlightening real-life stories from those who did. Inspirational yet practical, itOCOs the perfect companion for readers who want to stop daydreaming about a more fulfilling life and a better world and take action to do so.
Includes forewords by President George H. W. Bush and Tom Brokaw
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Contents

Chapter 2
37
Chapter 3
65
Chapter 4
95
Chapter 5
127
Chapter 6
173
Chapter 7
205
Chapter 8
241
Chapter 9
273
Resources and Information
306
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Page 12 - Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Page 30 - I've decided: the very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
Page 5 - I have one life and one chance to make it count for something ... I am free to choose what that something is, and the something I've chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort.
Page 5 - I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Page 16 - Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Page 5 - Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Page 5 - I've chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands — this is not optional — my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have, to try to make a difference.
Page 5 - ... until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Page 5 - everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

About the author (2009)

Michelle Nunn, Co-Founder & CEO of the Hands On Network, is the editor of BE THE CHANGE.

Michelle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 1989 with a major in history and a minor in religion. She has studied at Oxford University and in India.

Michelle was a Kellogg National Fellow through which she explored the connection of spirituality, social action and leadership in countries ranging from Israel to Namibia. She completed her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Michelle has been part of the Hands On Network movement through her fourteen-year leadership of Hands On Atlanta from a grassroots startup in 1989 to one of the nation's largest community-based volunteer organizations. Michelle was appointed and currently sits on the President's Council on Service and Civic Engagement.

Hands On Network, a growing network of more than one million volunteers, creates and manages nearly 50,000 projects a year, from building wheelchair ramps in San Francisco to teaching reading in Atlanta, to rebuilding homes and lives in the Gulf coast communities. There are 55 national and international Hands On Network volunteer organizations.

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