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Citizen You

Author : Jonathan Tisch
ISBN : 9780307588500
Genre : Social Science
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Just when the world needs it most, a new style of social engagement is emerging: Active Citizenship. A key member of one of New York’s most civic-minded families—one that has supported many of America’s notable institutions and deserving programs—Jonathan Tisch has devoted a lifetime to “active citizenship.” It’s an idea that uses the power of practical creativity and grassroots participation to solve seemingly intractable problems. In Citizen You, Tisch challenges readers to join this movement and points the way toward making our world a better place, one person and one neighborhood at a time. Tisch has filled Citizen You with accounts of people who you’ll meet, such inspirational individuals as: Scott Harrison, who has used the networking and marketing skills he developed as a night club promoter to help over a million people in the developing world get access for the first time to clean, safe drinking water. Steffi Coplan, whose Broadway2Broadway project brought out the hidden musical talents of kids at an inner city school. Eric Schwarz, who decided to do something about America’s under-performing schools, and parlayed a single classroom mentoring project into the nationwide Citizens Schools movement. Chris Swan, who is training a new generation of “citizen engineers” to make sure that the projects they build aren’t just structurally sound but also environmentally and socially sustainable. Dave Nelson, who traded his role as an executive at IBM for a job at a struggling nonprofit that teaches kids about the power of entrepreneurship—and discovered a host of new challenges and rewards in the process. Through these and many other remarkable stories, you’ll learn how today’s active citizens are transforming thinking about social change. Rather than short-term fixes and hand-me-down charity, they’re striving to build sustainable, systemic solutions to our most challenging problems, building and empowering communities rather than fostering dependency. And they’re using a host of new tools, from online networking and private-public partnerships to corporate engagement and social entrepreneurship, to redefine how change can happen. Citizen You is a potent antidote to pessimism. At a time of unprecedented challenges on the national and world stage, when active citizenship is not a choice but a necessity, Citizen You dares us to reshape the social, political, and intellectual structures that have long confined us, and offers fresh thinking that redefines the very concept of activism. For more information and ideas about how to be an active citizen go to From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Social Science

Citizen You

Author : Mike Loew
ISBN : 1565849159
Genre : Humor
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In this title, two leading Onion writers and a film producer lampoon the Bush administration, in words and pictures.
Category: Humor

The Citizen Solution

Author : Harry C. Boyte
ISBN : 0873516621
Genre : Political Science
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A hands-on guide to effecting change in America by taking action in your community.
Category: Political Science

You The Citizen Photographer

Author : Giulio Saggin
Genre : Literary Collections
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A Citizen Journalism First Release By EduPreneur Services International™, Including More Than One Hundred Professional Images In Colour
Category: Literary Collections

Changing Universities

Author : John Biggs
ISBN : 9780987086594
Genre : College teachers
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How have universities changed over the past 60 years? Are they any better now than they once were? These are some of the issues that John Biggs faces in reviewing his long academic career. It was a journey via Australia, the UK, Canada and Hong Kong. His experiences were bizarre, traumatic, hilarious but in the end rewarding. His experiences tell us what universities were once like, how they came to be what they are today, with a hopeful stab at what they might be like in future. Prof John Kirby, Queen’s University, Canada says: "Biggs is a true scholar, happiest when left to his research and teaching." Prof John Hattie, University of Melbourne, says: "John Biggs tells the story of change via a remarkable career – across four continents, seven universities, and different cultures. He raises serious questions about how universities are run, for what reason, and for what benefits. A perfect read not only for current academics but also for outsiders who wonder what happens in the ivory towers.
Category: College teachers

Becoming A U S Citizen

Author : Ilona Bray
ISBN : 9781413323047
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Updated to cover the latest Form N-400"--Cover.
Category: Business & Economics

Citizen U S A

Author : Alexandra Pelosi
ISBN : 9781101546154
Genre : Political Science
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The official companion book to the brand new HBO(r) documentary In the HBO(r) documentary tentatively titled Citizen USA, acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi sets out on a road trip across America to attend naturalization ceremonies in all fifty states to meet brand-new citizens and find out why they chose America as their home. What she discovers is that America welcomes them all-the disabled, the cancer patients, homosexuals, Obama- haters, Christian missionaries, Muslim imams, Jewish rabbis, Buddhist monks, scientists with Ph.D.s (trying to find the cure for all the diseases that are plaguing us), tech giants in Silicon Valley, movie directors, race car drivers, and even a wrestler with his own action figure! Whether these new Americans arrived here through online dating, adoption, political asylum, student and work visas, or by swimming the Rio Grande River (and remained long enough to be granted amnesty) they all came here to live the "American Dream." And even though they are no longer visitors, our newest citizens still look at America with an outsider's perspective; they hold up a mirror to show us how we look as a nation-and how much we take for granted. At a time when unemployment is at an all-time high, America's manufacturing base is eroding, the federal deficit is exploding, and the poverty rate is at seventeen percent, immigrants from every other country on earth still flock here because no matter how bad it gets here, it's still a heck of a lot better than most other places on earth.
Category: Political Science

Champion Citizen

Author : Helen Moser Petersen
ISBN : 9781506905822
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George was the first black man drafted into the NFL and the only NFL player to play seven positions. He was a member of the 1945 undefeated Indiana University football team. Read how George overcame not being able to eat or sleep on campus because of his skin color to becoming one of the most-loved professors on campus. Keywords: Champion, Citizen, Athlete, Overcome, Persevere, Football, First Black Man, NFL, George Taliaferro, Leadership, Strength
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Citizen

Author : Arthur Murphy
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000043450
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American Beginnings You Re Right There

Author : Alan Kramer
ISBN : 9781616729639
Genre : United States
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Find out about the amazing people and key events that led to American Independence.
Category: United States