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My friend Joey Khalid (a 2L at NYU Law) created this awesome app called altruiCity that allows New Yorkers to find volunteering events in realtime. It's linked up to Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare so you can check out what your friends are doing too.
After a whirlwind two days of travel from Ireland to San Francisco (via London and New York layovers) followed by San Francisco to Phnom Penh (via Hong Kong), I have finally arrived in Cambodia. My friend Hemly Ordonez, who has been working at a number of NGOs since June, met me at the airport with Somol, one of the students from Friends Help Friends for Development who is now enrolled in university in the capital.
Can such a concept really happen? As I perused the Sunday New York Times, an article immediately caught my eye: "Businesses Try to Make Money and Save the World." I thought to myself: "I'd love to make some money, but I'd rather save the world." But the article suggests that people in the business world are starting to replace the "but" with an "and."