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  • Stones into Schoolsby Greg Mortenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with... more...

  • Enterprising care?by Irene Hardill; Susan Baines

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    What does it mean to be a volunteer in the UK today? This book adds new insights into volunteering from the perspective of the individual, the organisation and the community . more...

  • Andrew Carnegieby James Mackay

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 28.19

    Andrew Carnegie (1835?1922) was a mass of contradictions: a radical Chartist who became a rabid capitalist, an idealist who was also a profound cynic, a committed pacifist who also played a crucial role in the opening part of the American Civil War, and a ladies? man who had to wait until his fifties (after his domineering mother died) before forming... more...

  • Not by Faith Aloneby Julie Adkins; Laurie A. Occhipinti; Tara Hefferan; Janet Bauer; Janet G. Brashler; Wendy Cadge; Andrea Chivakos; Scott T. Fitzgerald; William Garriott; Lance D. Laird; Katherine Lambert-Pennington; Isaac Morrison; Leah Mundell; Julie Pfromm; Laura Polk; Timoteo Rodriguez; Jo Anne Schneider; Ethan P. Sharp

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based... more...

  • Voluntary sector in transitionby Linda Milbourne

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    The voluntary sector in transition explores the extensive growth and re-shaping of the voluntary sector following sweeping changes to social and welfare policy over 30 years. more...

  • The Ford Foundation at Workby Richard Magat

    Springer US 2012; US$ 83.52

    This report originated in a request to me from the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation in the summer of 1975. The trustees, aware that there would be a change of leadership at the Foundation be­ fore 1980, wanted to make a running start in the process of plan­ ning for the future. Their first step was to make a study of the great national and... more...

  • Civic Work, Civic Lessonsby Thomas Ehrlich; Ernestine Fu

    UPA 2013; US$ 24.99

    Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public service. Their experiences range from volunteering, to non-profit work, to federal foreign aid. more...

  • The Opportunity Equationby Eric Schwarz; Lawrence H. Summers

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Schwarz, founder of the groundbreaking Citizen Schools program, shares his vision for reducing inequality by pairing successful adults with low-income students.   Parental wealth now predicts adult success more than at any point in the last hundred years. And yet as debates about education rage on, and wealth-based achievement gaps grow, too many... more...

  • Wide-Open Worldby John Marshall

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.32

    For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for... more...

  • Powered by Girlby Lyn Mikel Brown

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 16.95

    A playbook for working with and training girls to be activists of their own social movements Drawing from a diverse collection of interviews with women and girl activists, Powered by Girl is both a journalistic exploration of how girls have embraced activism and a guide for adults who want to support their organizing. Here we learn about the intergenerational... more...