When I started Teach For America, I wasn't trying to come up with an idea that would change the world. I was trying to solve a problem much closer to home: I was a senior in college and I had no idea what I was going to do with my life! I'm sure that doesn't sound at all familiar.
The thing that struck me was the number of spectators who returned to the scene, and I keep hearing about more. That man in the cowboy hat, pinching off someone's exposed artery with his bare hands. The woman who ran back to the site to cradle a child.
An inclusiveness of mourning Chinese citizens and the students who flock to these shores would not only bolster faith in U.S. institutions and society, but also remind Americans our tragedies are no longer confined within our borders.
Boston is not a single event nor even a place; Boston is this goodness, this fairness that has traveled far, fleeing tyranny and arrogance both, to come to these shores and breathe free -- you can't bomb it!
The national public is thirsty for simple solutions to the escalating costs of going to school. The global public is in search of in-country means of providing higher learning for their exploding middle class.
When I think about Boston and fashion, I often talk about Newbury Street, which is only a 20-minute walk away from the core of our campus, as being the ultimate people-watching location for any fashion-lover.
The BUBA program accomplishes two objectives. First, it helps local small businesses in underprivileged areas gain the tools and training. Second, it helps create student social entrepreneurs with leadership skills.