And for this edition of Better Than Most, youll be going to Cambridge and to the headquarters of iCivics. We will start with their Executive Director, Louise Dubé and then hear from some of the members of the team.
Who is the largest landlord in all of North America… with about the same number of residents as Atlanta or Miami? Well, it’s the New York City Housing Authority, a system of 175,000 apartments….And a nonprofit organization that has been established to help New Yorkers better appreciate public housing, find some money to bridge gaps, and to innovate is the Fund for Public Housing. It’s a pleasure to have with us their President, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye.
Critical to a healthy democracy is an engaged and informed citizenry, and for most of us listening, that all began back in Civics class. But today, when 77% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 can’t name one US senator representing their state, it may be time to reimagine Civics class… which is precisely what Generation Citizen has done. It’s a pleasure to have with us their co-founder and CEO, Scott Warren.
Denver: We are going to do Take 5 right now with Max Steir, the President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Are you ready Max?
Some of you might recall the advertising slogan of a German chemical company called BASF, which went “We don’t make the carpet. We make the carpet better.” Well, that very slogan could just as well apply to the Partnership for Public Service as it pertains to the Federal Government and their mission: to make that better and more effective. And here to tell us how they go about doing that is the President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, Max Stier.