Get involved!

If you are at all like me, you often wonder if there is something you could be doing to make a difference in the world. Whether it’s on a local or a global scale, there are so many issues that need to be addressed. Many may need to be tackled on an individual level, while others need networks and communities of people to work together to improve things. At the same time, as human beings (and citizens, or workers, or job-seekers, or…), most of us also need those networks and communities for our own good, in addition to their benefit for the common good. How, you may ask, do I do that? How do I build those networks and have an impact in my community and in my life?

Well, first, you can come see Tom Baker, author of Get Involved: Making the Most of Your 20s and 30s, speak at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main Wednesday evening, September 10, at 6pm. In addition to being an author, Tom is Executive Director of Healthy Teens, Inc. and president of the board of PUMP (Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project). He will tell you all about ways you can develop leadership and networking skills that affect your life, and the lives around you.

After that, you can check out one of these items:

  • Better Together: Restoring The American Community, Robert D. Butler And Lewis M. Feldstein
  • Community Service: Be a Positive Force in Your Community
  • Revolution of the Heart: A New Strategy for Creating Wealth and Meaningful Change, by William H. Shore
  • 50 Ways to Help Your Community: A Handbook for Change, by Steve and Sharon Sloan Fiffer
  • Giving Back: Connecting You, Business, and Community, by Bert Berkley and Peter Economy
  • One Phone Call Away: Secrets of a Master Networker, by Jeffrey W. Meshel
  • Networking Magic: Find the Best – from Doctors, Lawyers, and Accountants to Homes, Schools, and Restaurants, by Rick Frishman and Jill Lublin, with Mark Steisel
  • -Kaarin


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    2 responses to “Get involved!

    1. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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