Leo’s Letter: Using Our Human Capital

One definition of human capital is the stock of habits, knowledge, social and personality attributes that individuals have to offer – often applied for economic or work value. But volunteering is another way to use our “human capital” to advance lives and communities.

In the Spring issue of the Advocate, the authors note, “Volunteering is a concrete way that people can actively contribute to their communities, a strategy that may lead to deeper connections. Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, and even feel happier and healthier.”

Persons with disabilities have much to offer as volunteers too, and as with all of us, we develop friendships in the process of giving back. We all can contribute, so let’s support each other to use our human capital.

On Monday, July 19 at noon, Phoebe Goodman will join me to talk about the five (5) toolkits on friendship that we have produced through our partnership with the Department of Developmental Services and Widening the Circle. Join us.

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