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27 Apr 2016 Ecuador Earthquake Information

The 7.8 earthquake that occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2016 was centered on the coast in the province of Manabi, 200 km from Quito in Ecuador.  This earthquake is the most devastating in decades and has contributed to a death toll of over 600.  Since the earthquake, many aftershocks, upwards of 6.2 magnitude have also been felt.  This natural disaster will impact the country and its people for years to come. We are relieved to report that are in-country field staff and partners are safe.    Global Citizen Year operates namely...

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15 Mar 2016 Global Citizen Year Announces Grant from Raikes Foundation

Global Citizen Year, a non-profit social enterprise forging a new educational pathway for America’s emerging leaders, is thrilled to announce a new grant from the Raikes Foundation to expand the reach and impact of its programs in the coming years. The Raikes Foundation is a leader in infusing learning mindsets and skills into classroom and out-of-school settings to help students unlock their potential. The Raikes Foundation’s generous three-year commitment supports Global Citizen Year’s Catalyst Fund, which fuels the following goals by 2018: Build the Market: Partner with leading high schools and universities...

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01 Mar 2016 Zika Virus Information

Global CItizen Year has no plans to change or cancel programming in any of our operating countries (Brazil, Ecuador, Senegal, India) due to the Zika virus epidemic.  However, Global Citizen Year continues to closely monitor information provided by medical experts, including the CDC and WHO, regarding the Zika Virus.  As with other situations that may affect Global Citizen Year’s programming, we will continue to consider updates regarding the virus. Should there be a heightened risk without current appropriate management measures in a Global Citizen Year location, we may consider altering...

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10 Feb 2016 What does it mean to be “college ready” in 2016?

In January, Global Citizen Year convened 60 local parents, educators, and business leaders for an important discussion on how we can prepare our kids to thrive in college, careers and life. Abby Falik, Founder/CEO of Global Citizen Year, led a conversation with Rick Shaw, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid at Stanford University, and Than Healy, Head of the Menlo School, that expanded the "college ready" definition from pure academics to the mindsets, skills, and experiences that shape one's values, priorities, and identity. As Healy said, "Students are going to get a great education...

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10 Jun 2015 Global Citizen Year alumna to share digital storytelling project at TEDxUCLA

BY ANDREA HENTHORN Originally published in the Daily Bruin Before Joan Hanawi left Ecuador for California, her host sister said she thought Hanawi would soon forget her time in Ecuador. But her host family realized her genuine intention to help the people in Tena, Ecuador, after she returned last summer for the third time. Hanawi, a third-year international development studies and geography/environmental studies student, will be the one of two undergraduate students to speak at TEDxUCLA on Saturday. She will discuss the digital storytelling project she launched after working to improve sustainability abroad by...

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10 Jun 2015 Global Citizen Year launches in India through a partnership with Teach For India

Global Citizen Year, a non-profit social enterprise forging a new educational pathway for America’s emerging leaders, is excited to announce the launch of its new program in India. Global Citizen Year’s first expansion into Asia marks the beginning the organization’s next stage of growth. Beginning in the fall of 2015, Global Citizen Year Fellows will work as teaching assistants in low-income schools in India through an innovative partnership with Teach For India, a member of the Teach For All global network for expanding educational opportunity. “We are thrilled to partner with Global...

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12 Dec 2014 Abby Falik Selected as Ashoka Fellow

A Message from our Board Chair As Global Citizen Year’s board chair, and the proud father of a Global Citizen Year Alumna, I’m writing today with some exciting news. Global Citizen Year Founder/CEO, Abby Falik, was recently selected as an Ashoka Fellow. This honor is one of the preeminent awards given to leading social entrepreneurs who have pioneered innovative solutions to social problems that have the potential to make significant positive changes in society. In just five years, Abby’s passion, tenacity and entrepreneurial savvy have built Global Citizen Year into a thriving...

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