Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: How National Service and Volunteers are Transforming America
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: How National Service and Volunteers are Transforming America

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 10:00am – 11:30am

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In honor of the first anniversary of the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and National Volunteer Week, this event launches the new book by CAP Visiting Fellow Shirley Sagawa, The American Way to Change: How National Service and Volunteers are Transforming America, (Jossey-Bass, May 2010).

With a prologue by CAP President John Podesta, this book provides a new perspective on how to solve the nation’s most pressing domestic problems by engaging ordinary Americans in innovative ways. It highlights high-impact service programs that are improving education, the environment, health, and community revitalization, and provides a roadmap for policymakers, organizations, and everyday citizens to take this powerful tool to scale. After an introduction by the author, this event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Books will be available for sale at the event (cash or check).

Introduction by:

John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:

Shirley Sagawa, Visiting Fellow, Center for American Progress

Lester Strong, CEO, Experience Corps

Jason Patnosh, Associate Vice President of the National Association of Community Health Centers and National Director of the Community HealthCorps

Moderated by:

Stacy Palmer, Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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