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From the Rearview Mirror Reflecting on Connecting the Dots

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ISBN-10: 140193790X

ISBN-13: 9781401937904

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bill Milliken

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From the Rearview Mirror is the story of Bill Milliken's journey from an affluent Pittsburgh suburb to the streets of Harlem and the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1960s, on to communal living in Georgia in the 1970s, to working with multiple presidential administrations in Washington, D.C. He struggled with an undiagnosed learning disability in school, believing he was dumb and had nowhere to go. After connecting with the Young Life outreach program at the age of 17, however, he found his calling doing street work with homeless, addicted, and other at-risk teens in the turbulent '60s. Bill and his colleagues founded what grew into Communities in Schools, a highly effective…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Hay House, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Bill Milliken has been a tireless advocate for disenfranchised youth and one of the foremost pioneers in the movement to connect schools with community resources to help troubled students graduate and succeed in life. In 1977, he and others developed a model organization, now known as Communities In Schools, which he served for more than 25 years as national president and currently as vice chairman of the board. Bill has advised U.S. Presidents of both political parties and has received numerous awards, including the Edward A. Smith Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership, the Champion for Children Award from the American Association of School Administrators, the National Caring Award…    

Foreword
Introduction: A Letter to My Grandchildren
I'm Not Going to Make It Without You
Learning Tough Love
Labor Pains
Liberation
Let My People Go
You Couldn't Plan This
Going National
Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear
Epilogue: A Letter to My Great-Grandchildren
Acknowledgments
About the Author