The Center for American Progress, Citizen Schools, City Year, Jumpstart, NYC Coalition Against Hunger, and Repair the World invite you to join us and Shirley Sagawa for a discussion about her new book, The American Way to Change: How National Service and Volunteers are Transforming America.

Our nation faces crises in nearly every important aspect of American life, in education, health, the environment, and persistent poverty. While government has an essential role, none of these problems can be solved by government alone. In fact, none can be solved without the committed efforts of the American people, taking action on their own or in concert with others.

Shirley Sagawa’s recent book, The American Way to Change, articulates a new role for volunteer and national service to help solve the nation’s biggest problems. Marrying ten years as a management consultant to nonprofits with decades of experience in the policy arena –as a leader in the creation of AmeriCorps, on the White House Domestic Policy Council staff, Senator Labor and Human Resources Committee staff, and as a fellow at the Center for American Progress — she offers a fresh look at public problem solving with service at the center.

Learn more about The American Way to Change at

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
6:30 pm

City Year New York
20 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Introduction by Joel Berg, NYC Coalition Against Hunger
Discussion with Shirley Sagawa
Panel of AmeriCorps Volunteers

Please RSVP to Alice Pak [email protected] or 646-330-4147.

Shirley Sagawa was named a “Woman to Watch in the 21st Century,” by Newsweek magazine, and one of the “Most Influential Working Mothers in America” by Working Mother magazine. In addition to The American Way to Change: How National Service and Volunteers are Transforming America (Jossey-Bass 2010), Sagawa has co-authored the award-winning books The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit that Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and Common Interest, Common Good: Creating Value through Business and Social Sector Partnerships (Harvard Business School Press, 2000).