A book club for the homeless: A different kind of pro bono work

A BU Law School graduate from the class of 1970, Peter Resnik has been working for the firm [...]McDermott Will & Emery for over 20 years. A couple of years ago, during his walk to work through the Boston Common, Resnik struck up an unlikely friendship with a homeless man named Rob. The two discovered they had a common interest in literature, and Resnik began giving Rob books, which they discussed regularly. From this, the idea for a book club for the homeless was born.

The project has been in effect for over two years, and at least two dozen similar book clubs have since sprung up around the country. Resnik says the book club "completely changed [his] view of homeless people" and "has opened [his] eyes to a wide diversity that is around us all the time and sometimes we just don't see."

Tags: pro bono, homeless, book club

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