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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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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 Futures’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to identify and support global...

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 Fellows into host communities during a global health crisis. But...

09 September, 2020

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