with author Jacob Lief
MAY 21 / THU / 7:30 PM
I Am Because You Are is a powerful story that captures Jacob’s personal journey building Ubuntu Education Fund while challenging the philanthropic sector to rethink how to value investments in disadvantaged communities. The book sets forth a bold vision for a new development model and offers an unflinching portrayal of the myriad challenges facing nonprofit organizations as they seek rewards for the betterment of others. It’s a story that not only illuminates the meaningful work of Ubuntu, but reminds us all that sometimes taking a chance can change the course of life, not just for one person, but for thousands.
Come listen to two local boys discuss Jacob’s new book: Ubuntu Chief External Relations Officer Jordan Levy, from Maplewood, will interview Jacob, his lifelong friend from South Orange, about Jacob’s journey and the lives he has touched along the way, from the founding of Ubuntu to its recognition as an extraordinary model for life-changing sustainable development.