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Check out what people are saying about Shawn

July 20, 2009

Shawn Rubin is AmeriCorps Alums’ 2009 Eli Segal Award winner and has been featured in a few different publications as of late… check out what people are saying about Rubin and his org, Longitude! Read the whole article here.

Longitude has raised more than $100,000. It has spent about $2,000 on overhead.

Actually, it got $5,000 richer last month. That’s what Rubin was given when he received The Eli Segal Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service at that star-studded event in San Francisco.

He learned he had won the award, the highest given by AmeriCorps Alums, just days before the event. Rubin is a former member of AmeriCorps.

Now, there is school to think about. He loves teaching. He will be back at Highlander in September. He isn’t exactly sure how he will balance teaching and Longitude. Maybe full-time staff and more volunteers can take over some of the day-to-day duties.

But he has created something wonderful. There are people he will never meet who will have better lives because this teacher and his wife decided to check things out in parts of the world very different from their own.  Excerpt by Bob Kerr, Providence Journal

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  1. Aquarius Vann-Ghasri permalink
    July 30, 2009 9:06 pm

    Shawn Rubin, congradualtions. It is people like you I speak of when I present AmeriCorp as a model for a program, or inform Youths, or adults to join one of AmeriCorp program, as an life time opportunity, you will not forget.

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