KaBOOM! A Movement to Save Play

ISBN-10: 1609619242
ISBN-13: 9781609619244
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Description: ThisNew York Timesbestseller is a powerfully moving story of a man from humble beginnings, who identified a tragic problem and figured out how to address it on a national scale.KaBoomchronicles Darell Hammond’s amazing journey from a childhood spent  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

ThisNew York Timesbestseller is a powerfully moving story of a man from humble beginnings, who identified a tragic problem and figured out how to address it on a national scale.KaBoomchronicles Darell Hammond’s amazing journey from a childhood spent living in a group home in Illinois to becoming the founder and CEO of KaBOOM!, one of the most successful nonprofit organizations in the United States. KaBOOM! has raised almost $200 million, directly built 1,743 playgrounds with a million volunteers, and has touched the lives of countless children and families. More than just a memoir,KaBoomis a call to action that will inspire readers by challenging them to rethink traditional notions of community and social change.

Foreword
Introduction
Looking Out for Other People
Half-Full Not Half-Empty
The Process Is as Important as the Product
A 7-Year-Old's Grin
"We've Got a Problem"
You Can Do Routine Tasks without Doing Them Routinely
Audacious Dreams
Transactions versus Transformations
Play Matters
It Only Takes a Single Spark to Start a Fire
It Starts with a Playground
A Better Us
Imagination and Innovation
The Blurry Line between For-Profits and Nonprofits
What We're Up Against
When Better Is Expected, Good Is Not Enough
Anatomy of a Build
Boomerisms 26l
Acknowledgments
Boomers, Board Members, and Major Funders
End Notes
Index

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