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Will You Be Amongst the Great?

This blog entry is dedicated to the numerous men, women, boys, and girls that make a difference in the world.

Today Alan Khazei, Co-Founder of the City Year Americorps Program ran a new race and finished. He campaigned for the senate seat of the late great Senator of Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy. Senator Kennedy was an advocate of City Year, service and the people. So fitting, many of us felt, that Mr. Khazei's phrase was 'Run Alan Run,' as he was encouraged to join this race.

In doing so, he further spread the news of City Year's great work in the United States and abroad. He also made others that googled him aware of his newer venture, Be the Change Inc. Mr. Khazei attended Harvard Law School with City Year CEO Michael Brown, who Co-Founded City Year with Mr. Khazei. Like President Obama they received their law degrees and worked in grassroots projects to assist and strengthen communities. The passion and dedication of these men along with like-minded team members set of a ripple effect to many other nations of the world.

'Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.' -Martin Luther King Jr.

I applaud the continued work of Mr. Khazei and so many of you that are making a difference in the world. For those of you that would like to begin; Start with yourself, then your family, community, state, nation and World! Mr. Khazei did not win the race today but, indeed he ran, finished and we Khazei supporters are grateful for his continued passion to serve. MLK Day is Monday, January 18, 2010. Be great and particiapte in a service project near you. Be Blessed! Peace.

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