Cover image for KaBOOM! : how one man built a movement to save play
Title:
KaBOOM! : how one man built a movement to save play
Author:
Hammond, Darell.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Emmaus, Penn. : Rodale Books, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
286 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"KaBOOM! chronicles Darell Hammond's amazing journey from a childhood spent living in a group home in Illinois to becoming the cofounder and CEO of KaBOOM!, an organization with this mission at its core: harnessing the power of community to save play for children. one playground at a time. Like The Blue Sweater and Three Cups of Tea, KaBOOM! demonstrates how one idealist can change the world and how small, civic-minded steps create a ripple effect that can precipitate change in communities and eventually change in the world at large. More than just a memoir, KaBOOM! is a call to action that will inspire readers by challenging them to rethink traditional notions of community and social change. This is the story of a man with a vision: Play is the best natural resource in a creative economy. Kids need more of it; it is not a luxury but a necessity for their lives. Through hard work, commitment, and the conviction that access to a safe play environment is the fundamental right of all children, Hammond built an organization that has raised almost $200 million, directly built 2,000 playgrounds with a million volunteers, and touched the lives of countless children and families"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Anatomy of a build -- Boomerisms -- Acknowledgments -- Boomers, board members, and major funders.
Personal Subject:
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9781605290751
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
GV423 .H26 2011 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary