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Global Citizen Year named #1 place to work in the U.S.

November 16, 2021   OAKLAND, CA: Global Citizen Year, the nonprofit organization launching a generation of leaders with the perspectives and skills to solve humanity’s most urgent challenges, has been ranked #1 in Outside Magazine’s list of the best places to work. The list, which is updated annually, spotlights the top 50 companies and organizations...

16 November, 2021

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Global Citizen Year receives breakthrough $12M investment from MacKenzie Scott

October 19, 2021   OAKLAND, CA: Today, Global Citizen Year announced a $12M grant from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett, the largest gift in the organization’s history. The organization will use this gift to kick off the New Leaders Fund, a $50M campaign to launch a critical mass of diverse leaders worldwide who are equipped...

18 October, 2021

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We can’t just go “back” to school; we must reinvent it

By Abby Falik Social Entrepreneur | Founder/CEO Global Citizen Year Published September 14, 2021 on LinkedIn   Across the country, high schools and colleges are working mightily to safely open their doors and get “back to normal.”    But shame on us if we aspire only to “normal.”  In-person, remote, or hybrid—at its core, our...

14 September, 2021

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These 2 Pandemic-Era Models Aren’t Going Away

I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle covering innovation in and around academe. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week. How 2 efforts that emerged during the pandemic are changing with the times. Of the many things upended by Covid-19, certainly work-based learning and study abroad were disrupted. Two projects I wrote about in the...

02 June, 2021

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Update on 2021-2022 Global Citizen Year Fellowship

UPDATE: March 2021 After careful consideration, we announce that we will not operate our Fellowship in the 2021-2022 academic year.   Again this month, we analyzed the data to assess the viability of running our global Fellowship beginning in January 2022. Despite promising signs in some parts of the world and increasing access to vaccines in...

16 December, 2020

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PODCAST INTERVIEW: Abby Falik on Global Citizen Year’s Pandemic Pivot

What do you do when you run a program that has hundreds of young adults spread across the world for an intentional gap year, and a global pandemic strikes? The only thing you can do: stage an emergency evacuation to bring every kid that’s abroad back home, ASAP. And that’s exactly what Abby Falik, Founder...

03 December, 2020

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