2009 is the year of service.

January 6, 2009

John F. Kennedy famously said on January 20, 1961,

And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.

The world has changed a lot in the last 48 years, but his words are more relevant today.

We can all do something to make our country — and our world — a better place.

It’s 2009. The time for service is now. The place for service is here.

It is with that in mind that Renkoo is drafting its new mission. A mission of helping people help other people.

We are inspired by the words of Craig Newmark,

I feel that we’re entering a new time of civic engagement, where people can help others out in small or big ways. Let’s get going.

We are currently working on a brand new application that employs everything we’ve learned for the last four years — and enables a suite of voluntary actions that everyone can do in the United States and around the world.

Together we can make the world a better place, and our application has wonderful ramifications both for volunteers and for careers.

We are very excited about the launch of this new application very soon.

For now, we work around the clock to build it. There’s nothing more energizing than a worthy mission.

2 Responses to “2009 is the year of service.”


  1. […] a suite of voluntary actions that everyone can do in the United States and around the world,” they write on their blog. In other words a social app for charitable causes, in the mould of Sean Parker’s Causes […]


  2. […] Renkoo Blog How friends arrange when & where « 2009 is the year of service. […]


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