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Book Launch - Civic Work, Civic Lessons

PACS is proud to present a book launch and public event with coauthors Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu. The authors will be in conversation and take questions for the audience. This event is free and open to the public.

Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service as a vocation or avocation. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public service, which they term "civic work." The book provides unique intergenerational perspectives. Thomas Ehrlich spent much of his career in the federal government. Ernestine Fu started a non-profit organization at an early age and then funded projects led by youth. Both have engaged in many other civic activities. An introductory chapter is followed by seven key lessons for success in civic work. Each lesson includes a section by each author. The sections by Ehrlich draw mainly from his experiences. Those by Fu draw on her civic work and that of many young volunteers whom the co-authors interviewed. The concluding chapter focuses on leveraging technologies for civic work. All profits received by the authors from the sale of this book will be donated to philanthropic organizations.


Co Sponsors

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS)



Thursday, October 3, 2013. 04:00PM


Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall