"If It Takes a Village Build One" by Malaak Compton-Rock

As the wife of comedian Chris Rock, Malaak Compton-Rock leads a life full of wealth, travel and fame. And while she enjoys the life that her husbands fame is bringing, her heart remains in the public service sector where she finds life's most meaningful rewards.

In If It Takes a Village, Build One she shares her personal journey starting with a childhood permeated by giving back, to working as in public relations for UNICEF and on to starting her own non-profit Journey For Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, an organization that takes at-risk kids to South Africa for volunteer service.

This book is a wonderful read for anyone who is interested in getting involved in charitable work. Compton-Rock shares the impact her own volunteer experience and charitable career has made in her life and the lives of others. She also provides readers with a guide to getting involved, whether it is donating money, finding somewhere to volunteer or starting your own non-profit.

There are many great ideas in this book for leading a life that involves service. If you are looking for an in depth guide to running your own non-profit, this book won't provide you with it but it definitely gives you a starting point to help you develop your ideas.


  1. Oooh, this book sounds fascinating! I shall look out for it!



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