“…What we represent is the reinvention of the American citizen, one who is more concerned with the advancement of people than the advancement of economic interests, one who believes as much in community as in the individual, and one who knows that changing an inequitable democracy requires a commitment of time and energy that cannot be bought or sold in any market, or deterred from its intended purpose, which is to serve. That is what I call reinvention. Real change and real impact– in real time…”
Danielle Purifoy, a City Year alumni speaking at CY Louisiana’s graduation last month.
Check out the rest of her speech here.
There is alot of work that still needs to be done in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast…keep being rock stars CY Louisiana! See you at academy next week.