Wednesday, August 22, 2012

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility


This August marks the 50th anniversary of the first Spider-man comic book.  It may seem laughable, but I trace my interest in working in the non-profit sector to reading Spider-man as a kid.  For whatever reason, I was always struck by one of the core underlying themes of the Spider-man comics: Peter Parker's ability to rise above both challenges (his lack of a father, troubles with money) and temptations (the lure of celebrity) in order to do the right thing.  

In Spidey's honor, here are a few recent links from the Center for Court Innovation, many of which feature honorable people trying to do good work in difficult circumstances: