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25 Jul 2016 Global Citizen Year Welcomes Largest Cohort in Program History as “Bridge Year” Movement Gains Momentum

Organization making a global bridge year a new rite of passage in American education welcomes 114 Fellows this summer.   Global Citizen Year, a non-profit social enterprise reimagining the “gap year” as a purposeful “bridge year” for emerging leaders, announced Monday that its eighth cohort of Fellows will be its largest to date: 114 outstanding young leaders selected from across the country and world.   The new Fellows, who will descend on the Bay Area in late August for training at Stanford University, hail from 26 states and 18 countries, and will spend the...

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20 Jun 2016 Zika Virus Information

The threat of the Zika virus, as well as other mosquito borne and non-mosquito borne illnesses in Brazil, Ecuador, India, and Senegal continue to be monitored by Global Citizen Year.   Regarding the Zika virus, at this point, there will be no programmatic changes in our operating countries due to the level of risk.  Global Citizen Year will continue to closely assess the spread of the virus and will respond according to information provided by medical experts, including the CDC and the WHO, as well as our in-country insurance provider and...

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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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Joan Hanawi in Daily Bruin

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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