For Immediate Release Contact: Robert Polner February 23, 2007 212.998.2337 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, March 1st, the Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship at New York University will sponsor a talk by the founder and executive director of Action Without Borders/idealist.org Ami Dar.
Dar’s discussion of his organizations efforts to catalyze new frontiers in social progress will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Schimmel Auditorium, 40 West 4th Street, Manhattan. The event, which is free and open to the entire NYU community, is part of an ongoing Reynolds Program speaker series entitled “Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.” The series brings nationally known change makers to the University to encourage and develop the next generation of public service leadership and participants.
Having witnessed extreme poverty, misery, and senseless destruction while growing up in Israel, Peru, and Mexico, Ami Dar was led to create Action Without Borders, an organization that would make it easier for people everywhere to take action on the issues that concern them. Through its website www.idealist.org, Action Without Borders connects volunteer-minded individuals and groups with over 59,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries around the world.
Space is limited and RSVP is required. Go to http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/news/speakerseries.html
The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship is designed to attract, encourage and train a new generation of leaders in public service. Each year, the program exposes a highly selective group of graduate and undergraduate students from throughout New York University to the cross-disciplinary skills, experiences and networking opportunities needed to advance and support their efforts to realize sustainable and scalable pattern-breaking solutions to society’s most intractable problems. The program, housed at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, also brings the field of social entrepreneurship to the greater NYU community. All interested NYU students can take advantage of many of the program’s resources, including access to influential leaders in the field, exposure to cutting-edge research and scholarship on social entrepreneurship, access to new classes, and the opportunity to participate in skill building activities and trainings.