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Change Generation

The Harry Potter Alliance Turns Fantasy Into Action

Magic happens when muggles start doing good.

Wizard fans learn that their love of fantasy can translate into real world good, with help from the Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit that uses Harry Potter fandom to get kids interested in real life issues.

"They get involved because they wanted to hang out with some people and geek out over Harry Potter," says Lauren Bird, the Alliance's communications director, "But now they're becoming a community leader."

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