Meet rising leaders who are changing the world
Fellowship, Senegal '19 | Washington D.C., USA
UN Trainee, Social Entrepreneur Consultant, International Speaker
Alex has worked with the United Nations on issues relating to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. He advises social enterprises.…
Fellowship, Ecuador '19 | Bennington, USA
Student at Bennington College
Surabhee is working on menstrual equity and sustainability in Pune, India through education around periods and period products.…
Academy, Fall '21 | Cambridge, UK
Student at University of Cambridge
Yiwen is interested in the “invisible” inequality in education — its forms, factors, and potential solutions to fill the gaps.…
Fellowship, India '17 | New York City, USA
Spring '22 Graduate of San Francisco State University
Lucky is interested in public health — specifically providing quality, affordable healthcare to disinvested populations in the US, and around the world. …
Academy, Fall '21 | Kigali, Rwanda
Intern & Student at African Leadership University
Zulfawu is passionate about girl child empowerment and community development. Her mission is to help more girls stay in school.…
Fellowship, Brazil '16 | New York City, USA
Erica Teryse Gonzales
Research Assistant at MDRC
Erica is passionate about using evidence-based policies to create just systems with equitable access to high-quality education, job opportunities, and healthcare. …
Fellowship, India '20 | New York City, USA
Student at Tufts University
Alex is passionate about inequality caused by the global migration phenomenon and ensuring that displaced children are well-protected. …
Academy, Fall '20 | Easton, USA
Student at Lafayette College | Research Intern at Google | Founder of EnRoute
Angela’s goal is to prompt people to act on climate change in the same way they act against COVID-19, utilizing the power of small actions!…
1700+ Alumni, 100 Countries
Leading Ideas Series
Ufra Mir: Peace psychology and her decolonised approach to wellbeing and peace building
October 7 @ 8.30am (EST)
Ufra is a peace psychologist & founder of the International Center for Peace-psychology.
The key ideas in this session:
Indigenous approaches to wellbeing & peace building
Take Action Lab (TAL) Talk
September 29 @10am (EST)
Join Sahar (Ecuador ’16) for a deep dive into the different components of the TAL program.
Discover more about:
The Virtual & Immersion Experience
The Theme of the Program
The Hoffman Institute Essentials
December 6 @TBD
The Hoffman Institute Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to transformative adult education, spiritual growth, and the personal dimensions of leadership.
Positive Peace Course by the Institute of Economics and Peace
We have partnered with IEP to provide Global Citizen Year alumni with priority admittance into this course. Rethink peace with the Institute’s data-driven approach and discover how Positive Peace is associated with better performance on ecological sustainability, improved wellbeing, stronger GDP growth rates and better business outcomes.
Latest Alumni News
Prince Bashangezi / ACADEMY 21
Bringing Internet Access to His Former Refugee Camp
As a teenager, Prince lived in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe and overcame immense obstacles on his educational journey. Through the Academy, he pitched and has now created a youth IT center in his former camp.…
Kristen Lee / Fellow Brazil '15
Working her Dream Job at GiveDirectly
Kristen Lee is a Senior Data Manager at GiveDirectly which allows donors to send money directly to people in poverty, with no strings attached. The unconditional cash transfers allow people to use the money however they want to, redistributing resources and agency to the people who need it most. …
Nina Possert / ACADEMY '21
Launching a Podcast on Global Gender Equality
Through the Academy, Nina from Austria developed a social impact proposal to put her feminist ideals into action. She has since produced nine podcast episodes featuring diverse global voices and is leading a team of ten volunteers.…
What is the Community Hub?
The Community Hub is an exclusive platform for Global Citizen Year alumni. It is intended to continue supporting our alumni on their leadership journey beyond Global Citizen Year. The Community Hub has tools to support alumni as they explore their inner landscape and work on making the world a better place. Join here to connect with your fellow alumni across the globe.
How can I get in touch with alumni who are in a particular country/industry/class year?
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How do I request a letter of recommendation?
To request a letter of recommendation, login to the Community Hub. The letter of recommendation request form is under the Resources Section.