President's Forum Speaker: Alan Khazei

Date : Thursday, 11 October 2012
Time : 4:00 pm.
Location : Vandervort Room
Category : On-Campus Events

On Thursday, Oct. 11, co-founder of City Year and founder of Be the Change, Inc. Alan Khazei will talk about his work as one of the nation's foremost social entrepreneurs at 4 p.m. in the Vandervort Room as part of the President's Forum Speaker Series.

The full-time community service initiative City Year, which began shortly following Khazei's graduation from Harvard Law School, served as the inspiration for President Bill Clinton's AmeriCorps program and continues to operate in 22 cities.

Following a successful campaign to gain funding for AmeriCorps, Khazei was inspired to create the non-profit Be the Change, Inc. Through grassroots efforts and national issue-based campaigns that stress inclusion, collaboration and collective impact, Be the Change works to find solutions to the most pressing issues facing society today.