Bill Clinton Can Still Do That
Former President exemplifies NYC foundation's mission, but can he moonwalk?
New York, NY, June 29, 2009 (NEWSWIRE.NET) – First Mondays, the live networking component of The I Can Still Do That Foundation, will film a live music video, “Still Do That”, at the end of its first benefit on Monday, July 13th in NYC. The Foundation’s original theme song which exemplifies its mission of “helping America get back to work” can be found on the website at: www.icanstilldothat.org. The music video will be directed by Dan Schneider, and entertainment attorney from NYC, and will use volunteers for choreography and talent. Former President Bill Clinton has been invited to participate in the music video if he is in NYC that day. The benefit for I Can Still Do That Foundation will be held July 13th at The Parlour, at 250 West 86th Street, in New York City, from 6-9 PM.
The event will first showcase two speakers in two different realms of professional advice. Jonathan Swerdloff, Esq., a recent graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and a litigation associate at Hughes Hubbard and Reed will speak on utilizing social media to seek job and business opportunities and to broaden your professional network. Dr. Sharna Striar, a nationally recognized expert in human sexuality, intimacy and relationships, will address event goers on the importance of establishing good rapport with a job interviewer and understanding the personal dynamics of the interview process. Both Mr. Swerdloff and Dr. Shiar are members of the Foundation’s Advisory Board. First Mondays will also help individuals network and meet each other through color coordinated name tags, based on various areas of professional interest and will help people register themselves and their businesses on the Foundation’s free Friends Directory.
According the Dan Schneider, co-Founder of the organization, “The I Can Still Do That Foundation intends to help individuals get back into the workforce and create new Green jobs and new business models, through a mutual, inter-generational mentoring program and live networking. Using its growing Advisory Board of subject matter experts”, the Foundation is building a “virtual toolkit” for job seekers and entrepreneurs as it develops its websites, and features examples of people who have successfully adapted their professional careers later in life. This includes former President Bill Clinton, who recently accepted the United Nations offer to be its envoy to the storm damaged country of Haiti. Mr. Clinton’s work to rebuild Haiti after 2008’s disastrous tropical storms showcases an additional side to the former President’s resume and a further desire to help the least fortunate amongst us. This, the Foundation believes, is an example of how Americans can be confident during career change and can use their transferable skills to continue to help themselves, their families, their communities and society as a whole.”
The Foundation was funded in part by the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation. Florence Belsky, a pioneering feminist attorney, Master Networker and philanthropist from Brooklyn, who passed away in 2008. The Foundation currently has several grant applications pending to help finance speakers and uplifting, inspirational webinars, as well as short films for the website: www.icanstilldothat.org. It is also looking to partner with other non-profit organizations whose missions include helping people get back into the workforce during the current economic downturn. It maintains a free Friends Directory at: www.firstmondays.com, where people can list their businesses and /or resumes and can find “mutual mentors.” The Foundation plans to expand this into a self-contained social networking “virtual community” this summer as well as a national organization next Fall, with a kickoff event in Washington, DC. The Foundation currently maintains social networking groups on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Meet-Up, where new members are always welcome.
The suggested donation at the July 13th First Mondays is only $10 and includes a first drink. Volunteers for one hour or more will get free admission. Anyone who can Moonwalk will also get free admission.
Daniel Schneider, Esq.
Executive Director, I Can Still Do That Foundation