Empowered in Pittsburgh

Empowered in Pittsburgh is the third book released by Tom Baker, who is an author, publisher, speaker, and founder/Chief Program Officer of Get Involved! Inc.  Through deeply personal, and often emotional stories from Baker’s network of co-authors, the book encourages individuals to extend their handprint into the community and become connected to others who hold similar goals. Each story encourages individuals to have the courage to pursue their goals and get involved in projects that are meaningful to them.  Empowered in Pittsburgh is a book project designed especially for area college students, graduate students, young professionals, and lifelong learners. Readers will learn from eleven standout community leaders about how they can extend their handprint in the region and feel more connected to likeminded individuals. The eleven co-authors have woven terrific best practices and strategies within their personal stories. Readers will be inspired by the unique ways tthat they have made a difference and are making our area a better place to live and work. The co-authors have experienced tremendous success in the business, non-profit, government, and arts sectors but through each story readers will also explore the authentic situations these individuals experienced and learn how, many times, they overcame obstacles in the process. Released September 2012 

Get Involved! Give Our Passion

In Give Our Passion Baker shares strategies to empower political enthusiasts to become involved in service opportunities and to work collaboratively with others. This community focused approach will enable readers to extend their volunteer experiences and maximize the positive handprint that they are leaving. Released June 2010

Praise for Give Our Passion:
“At a time when strong leaders are needed more than ever, Tom Baker's unwavering dedication to serving his community and his bright vision for our future is not only admirable, its inspiring. From his work with young adults to his efforts to develop effective grassroots organizations, Tom Baker has proven himself to be one of the top young leaders in Pennsylvania today."
-Luke Bernstein, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania

"What we need in this country is a rebirth of leadership, courage and community involvement. Tom is doing just that by reaching out and inspiring people of all generations to light that torch and pass it on to others. The work Tom is doing is admirable and we as individuals, and communities, can all benefit from it."
-Commissioner Scott Martin, Chairman- Lancaster County Board of Commissioners


Get Involved! Making the Most of your 20s and 30s

Get Involved! Making the Most of Your 20s and 30s contains stories, ideas, and strategies that will empower college students, graduate students, and young professionals to join and lead groups, improve their professional and social lives, and start making more of an impact. There is something for everyone in this unique and powerful book. The book also motivates readers to determine how they can make a difference in positively impacting their communities, schools, companies, and organizations.

Get Involved! Making the Most of your 20s and 30s (Audiobook)

The Best of Get Involved! Audiobook contains thirty five empowering chapters that enable listeners to enhance their leadership potential, expand their professional network, and extend their volunteer experiences. It includes the most essential concepts and strategies from Get Involved! Making the Most of Your 20s and 30s and is a must listen for college students and young professionals.


Tom Baker with the front covers of his three books: Get Involved! Making the Most of Your 20s and 30s (2008), Give Our Passion (2010), and Empowered in Pittsburgh (2012).