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“It is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”

My Story

What is one thing about your work that most people don't know?

When I tell people I'm a community organizer, they most often think of Barack Obama. Most people don't really understand what it means to effect change, how you do it, what's at stake. It's a career you don't grow up conceptualizing, like being a firefighter or banker or mayor or taxi driver.

What makes you most proud of the work you do?

I really do feel like I'm making a difference. I can see concrete things that are now different in this city because we organized ordinary people to make them happen.