Our own social entrepreneur and founder, Kyle Zimmer, joined world leaders in Davos for the World Economic Forum last week. She presented an IdeasLab primer on the First Book Marketplace, in a session moderated by J. Gregory Dees, Professor, Practice of Social Entrepreneurship, Fuqua School of Business, Duke. Watch the presentation below and read more about Kyle’s inspiration for First Book after the jump.
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We are excited to announce two new additions to the First Book family this fall – First Book-Central Michigan University and First Book-Duke University! First Book-Central Michigan University was established in September by students from several campus organizations including the Student Michigan Education Association, Alpha Sigma Alpha, and Kappa Delta Pi. The Board is off to a great start having already held their first fundraising event and making their first grant award.
First Book-Duke University was established in October by Arlene Melchiorre in Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs. Arlene is a long time friend of First Book and former chair of First Book-Syracuse University. At a recent event, cheers filled the auditorium at E.K. Powe Elementary School when the students learned they’d be going home with brand-new books from First Book.
Please join us in welcoming these new Boards!
If you would like to join or start a First Book Advisory Board in your community, please see the In Your Community section of the First Book Web site.