On Thursday, Oct. 11, co-founder of City Year and founder of Be the Change, Inc. Alan Khazei will join the Centennial Center for Leadership for a special Leadership Café discussion on big citizenship and real leaders at 12:15 p.m. in the Seneca Room.
Following the talk, Khazei will also offer a workshop to students, staff and community members on the “10 Principles of Action Tanking.” The workshop, which will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the Seneca Room, will outline ways in which social change can be enacted within any community.
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.