[Online] Connecting the Dots: Building Your Network and Legacy


Join New America and Blanchard House Institute for a live streamed event on building networks and legacy in anticipation and commemoration of the United States’ semiquincentennial anniversary. Inspired by the book launch of "Connecting the Dots: Building Your Network and Legacy," this event aims to weave the historical values and legacies of past leaders into strategies that guide newly graduated and upcoming leaders towards fulfilling their potential as civic-minded Americans in an intricate and diversified world.

This gathering is a call to leaders in education, nonprofit leaders, and human resources to actively bridge the historical values of our past with the dynamic future we hope to build for GenZ leaders. In a world where networking and interpersonal engagement are paramount, this event equips participants with the tools to empower the next generation and expand their own networks and impact. By fostering an understanding and appreciation of their rich history, we aim to guide participants in building meaningful connections, navigating their careers successfully, and creating legacies that reflect their unique contributions to an ever-evolving, inclusive and robust society.

This event will also recognize the 103rd anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre which occurred May 31-June 1 and the 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act, which occurred on June 2.


Jaha Cummings, New America Us@250 Fellow and moderator

Toby Usnik, Co-author of Connecting the Dots: Building Your Network and Legacy