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- DescriptionFrom the Rearview Mirror is the story of Bill Milliken's journey from an affluent Pittsburgh suburb to the streets of Harlem and the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1960s, on to communal living in Georgia in the 1970s, to working with multiple presidential administrations in Washington, DC. He struggled with an undiagsed learning disability in school, believing he was dumb and had where to go. After connecting with the Young Life outreach program at the age of 17, however, he found his calling doing street work with homeless, addicted and other at-risk teens in the turbulent '60s. Bill and his colleagues founded what grew into Communities in Schools, a highly effective organisation working to bring services to young people and prevent them from dropping out of school. Along the way, Bill struggled with bringing his personal life into alignment with his ideals, coming to terms with organised religion and his own spiritual path, and creating the family and community he'd always longed for.
- Author BiographyBill Milliken has been a tireless advocate for disenfranchised youth and one of the foremost pioneers in the movement to connect schools with community resources to help troubled students graduate and succeed in life. In 1977, he and others developed a model organisation, now known as Communities In Schools, for which he served more than 20 years as national president and currently is vice chairman of the board. Bill has advised four USA Presidents of both parties and has received numerous awards, including the Edward A. Smith Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership, the Champion for Children Award from the American Association of School Administrators, the National Caring Award from the Caring Institute, the Temple Award for Creative Altruism from the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and an honorary doctorate from Bard College. He is the author of So Long, Sweet Jesus; Tough Love; and The Last Dropout.
- Author(s)Bill Milliken
- PublisherHay House Inc
- Date of Publication15/06/2012
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationCarlsbad
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHay House Inc
- Weight385 g
- Width150 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine15 mm
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