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Update on 2021-2022 Global Citizen Year Fellowship

Global Citizen Year remains deeply concerned about the global spread of COVID-19. Since January 2019 we have been closely monitoring the spread and impact of the virus on travel restrictions, and many other implications for our community. We are in close consultation with international health...

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...

03 December, 2020

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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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