BTC Planning Team Guide

On behalf of South Asian Amer­i­cans Lead­ing Togeth­er (SAALT), thank you for your par­tic­i­pa­tion in plan­ning a Be the Change event in your com­mu­ni­ty. This year, thou­sands of par­tic­i­pants nation­wide will con­tribute innu­mer­able hours of com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice in the spir­it of Mahat­ma Gandhi’s famous quote:

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Be the Change is an annu­al nation­al day of ser­vice coor­di­nat­ed by SAALT in order to inspire and fos­ter civic engage­ment through vol­un­teerism, com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice, and com­mu­ni­ty build­ing. This year, Be the Change will take place on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 4th on cam­pus­es and in cities across the coun­try to remem­ber Mahat­ma Gand­hi and oth­er South Asian lead­ers who have devot­ed their lives to pub­lic ser­vice. Through Be the Change day, we hope to build and strength­en lead­ers through coor­di­na­tion and par­tic­i­pa­tion of the event across the coun­try.

This year’s theme of Be the Change is “Stand Togeth­er, Serve Togeth­er” show­cas­ing how indi­vid­u­als unite in order to give back to their com­mu­ni­ties in the spir­it of ser­vice and their com­mit­ment to cre­at­ing last­ing change beyond Be The Change 2014. This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for South Asian Amer­i­cans and their allies across the Unit­ed States to engage in col­lec­tive pub­lic ser­vice activ­i­ties that will lead to fur­ther civic engage­ment, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and uni­ty in local­ized and nation­al spaces.

This guide is designed to assist Be the Change plan­ning teams and pro­vide step-by-step guid­ance for imple­ment­ing Be the Change projects. Through­out your plan­ning process, SAALT will sup­port your efforts by pro­vid­ing direc­tion for local part­ner­ship options, tem­plates for pro­mo­tion­al mate­ri­als, tips for recruit­ing vol­un­teers, and sug­ges­tions for keynote speak­ers.

We wish you the best with your local efforts and look for­ward to work­ing with you to make Be the Change 2014 an empow­er­ing and trans­for­ma­tive event for every­one.

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