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Announcing new partnership with Schmidt Futures to Launch “Rise” Program

Over the last year, we’ve worked closely with the team at Schmidt Futures to inform the design and launch of their new initiative to unlock youth talent globally. Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, is the anchor program of the  Schmidt...

18 November, 2020

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How We Built This: Launching Global Citizen Academy

In April I faced one of the hardest leadership decisions of my life. Amidst a surging pandemic, our team made the difficult call to suspend our Global Fellowship for 2020-21. We knew, even then, it would not have been aligned with our values to send...

09 September, 2020

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Shawn Mendes Foundation Partners with Global Citizen Year to Launch Global Citizen Academy

JULY 13, 2020 – GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has launched an initiative through the Shawn Mendes Foundation (SMF), seeking to inspire and empower his fans and today’s youth to bring about positive change in the world and advocate for causes they care about....

14 July, 2020

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Global Citizen Year Founder/CEO on Black Lives Matter

Dear friends, The compounding crises of the last few months have been disorienting and heartbreaking, impacting each of us in such different ways. The events of the last week have brought some of those differences to the fore, and I’ve struggled to find the right...

08 June, 2020

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Global Citizen Year Statement on Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity against systemic racism, white supremacy and the ongoing oppression of the Black community. We denounce and will work actively against the systemic and institutional racism that underpins the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and countless other lives...

01 June, 2020

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NBC: Class of 2020, college can wait. Take a Gap Year

Published in full by NBC. In the coming weeks, more than 2 million high school seniors who had their sights set on college for the fall will navigate a decision no graduating class before them has ever had to consider: how — and whether —...

21 May, 2020

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