Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dave Eggers' Wish

Apparently, Dave Eggers gave a great speech at TED yesterday. He asked that we all engage with one public school near where we live. I'm a big fan of his book, A Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius, and I know Ananda and Schweifler have volunteered at his 826 Valencia Street project. They had an amazing time tutoring a bunch of kids in Chicago. They helped the kids construct a story and then the kids acted it out. Their smiles were a mile wide when they got home.

I'm going to try to grant Dave his wish, and so should you. Check out his bio and see how you can help. Let's check back in with each other in a month and see what we've accomplished with a local public school.