Category Archives: Colorado

Spotlight on Youth Global Leaders

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Youth Global Leadership (YGL)  is a youth-designed and driven program of the Philanthropiece Foundation. YGL provides Boulder County high schoolers an opportunity to become change-makers in both local and global communities. We focus on local and international service-learning projects, social entrepreneurship, and leadership through action. We are really excited to spotlight some of our amazing ...

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Beyond YGL: Follow Your Intuition

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In our ongoing series “Beyond YGL,”  we learn how alumni of our Youth Global Leadership program are creating positive change locally and globally. YGL co-founder and alum extraordinaire Aleiya Evison currently attends the University of Oregon and is the Leadership Development Assistant at the Holden Center.  In this interview, she shares her thoughts on her new position ...

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YGL Alumni Impact

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This summer, we set out to better understand the impact of our Youth Global Leadership Program (YGL). This evaluation is driven by our belief that to be an effective organization, we must intentionally reflect on how closely our mission is emulated in the work that we do; and who better to support with program evaluation than Aleiya Evison, former YGLer herself? ...

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Using Social Media for Social Good

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The following post was written by Sierra A., a Youth Global Leadership (YGL) member and senior in high school.  As part of her participation in YGL, Sierra has created the "Inspirate Project," which seeks to ignite conscious conversation among her peers through the medium of social media. Throughout the program YGLers are encouraged to create a "Cor Project," ...

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Philanthropiece on the Radio!

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[audio mp3="http://philanthropiece.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/07-23-14-Dot-Org-PhilanthroPiece.mp3"][/audio] We realize that sometimes it's hard to explain what we do, and how we do it. Philanthropiece works collaboratively with changemakers in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colorado, empowering them to co-create resilient communities-- but what does that look like? Listen to this interview with our Youth Global Leadership Program Coordinator, Alicia Conte, to hear more about how ...

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Creative Conversations

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    Emily Sun is a graduating senior of the Youth Global Leadership program. This school year, Emily designed and facilitated a service project, or “Cor Project”. Emily’s “Art Pal” project (Compañ[email protected] de Arte) facilitated an intercultural art exchange between students from Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO, and Collegio Mixto San Gaspar, Chajul, Guatemala, in order ...

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Then I Realized I Was Somebody

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"I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."   I first saw this Lily Tomlin quote years ago on a friend's email signature line. And it still gets me every time. Heading into the Boulder International Film Festival season, I can't help but relate this sentiment to ...

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The Style of Responsibility: Boulder County’s Hottest Ethical Fashion Show

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Philanthropiece was honored to host the third-annual estETHICa Ethical Fashion Show to benefit our partners, the INVST Community Leadership Program at the University of Colorado. Guests were treated to a red-carpet evening featuring up-cycled thrift, local, and sustainable outfits from some of Boulder's most conscious business and organizations including Rockin' Betty's Thrift Store, Sassy Hiker, Stone and ...

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Coming Home: Questions of Place

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“Each of us belongs to a particular landscape, one that informs who we are, a place that carries our history, our dreams, holds us to a moral line of behavior that transcends thought.”  -Terry Tempest Williams The desert is not my home. Here, the world feels large, the night sky so expansive it might gobble me ...

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