A: In Atlanta, at Be The Change’s Change Agent Academy and the 2008 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.
Since we last posted, we’ve been on a 16 hour bus ride from Miami to Columbia, had three awesome meetings in Columbia, met an amazing man named Elliiot Epps, taken an hour too long 6 hour bus ride from Columbia to Atlanta and are now attending these great conferences in Atlanta.
For those of you who don’t know about Be The Change and their Service Nation, check them out.
We’ll be posting about the conferences this weekend and early next week, including an update about President Jimmy Carter’s closing address on Tuesday!
Our friends over at Be the Change, Inc. like three things: 1) Social Change, 2) Twittering & 3) Blogging. We have so much in common. Here’s some inspiration from Emily Cherniack, Be the Change, Inc’s Director of Organizing, click here to read her full post.
And now, more than ever, we need to expand opportunities for people to serve. Because we have serious issues to address: our education system is failing a significant percentage of our kids, hunger and homelessness run rampant in our communities, our parks, rivers, and open spaces need protection, and college has ceased to become affordable to most of us. Service can be a vehicle, to simultaneously address our most pressing unmet societal needs while providing money and access in a real way, to provide college education to the next generation.
Thanks to our friends over at Be The Change for featuring the National Service Express Tour on their Change Wire blog at the end of last week. Be The Change (BTC) is behind the new ServiceNation campaign, which will unite leaders from every sector of American society with hundreds of thousands of citizens in a national campaign to call on the next President and Congress to enact a new era of service and citizenship in America. Click here to learn more about ServiceNation.
Special thanks to BTC for featuring the $9.99 pair of sunglasses that I bought at a rest stop somewhere between Tomah and Madison, WI. Not exactly sure what happened to them after we got to the Windy City. If anyone has seen my sweet shades, please leave a note below and I will get back to you as fast as humanly possible. Thanks.
And just for the record — the caption below the photo, proposing that individuals support National Service or face me camping out on their lawn…
It’s NOT a threat. It’s a promise.