Category Archives: Our Team

On community, questioning, & taking action

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This post comes from a presentation that Alicia Conte, our Youth Global Leadership Program Coordinator, made at a community gathering to honor the 2017 YGL Insight Trip.  One principle that guided this experiential learning journey was the importance of LISTENING. Listening to each other, listening to ourselves, and listening to the stories that community partners ...

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The Guate Cafe

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In a time where collaboration has become a form of resistance, we thought it would be pertinent to share about a forum for collaboration here at Philanthropiece that has been instrumental in mobilizing, and how it is evolving in today's new political climate.   We sparked the Guate Cafe in 2012 to bring together people and organizations based ...

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Feliz Día de los Muertos!

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Feliz día de los muertos! English translation below La Calaverita: México no es México sin sus fiestas, y el Día de Muertos no es nada sin un buen borlote. Y qué mejor manera de encender los corazones, sino con una buena Calavera. Estas poesías populares son nuestro mejor retrato con la muerte, en ellas el ...

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What are we going to do about it?

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When re-reading my journal entries from the recent Youth Global Leadership Insight Trip what stood out to me most was not the words, but the punctuation; most of my pages are filled with phrases that ended with question marks. I think the YGLers will agree that we arrived in the Midwest with questions - and ...

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Coming Back to Youth Global Leadership

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Sierra Asmussen is a 2015 graduate of the Youth Global Leadership Program. She currently attends California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and is studying business. This past summer, Sierra came back to work with Philanthropiece as one of the Youth Global Leadership Program Interns. The first time I walked into the Philanthropiece Barn, I ...

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Intentionality’s The Name of the Game

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Annie Roberts, now a sophomore at Boston College, was a participant in the Youth Global Leadership program throughout her time at Regis High School in Aurora, CO. During the summer of 2016, she returned to Philanthropiece, this time in a professional role as one of our YGL Program Interns. In this blog post, Annie reflects on ...

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Join our team!

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Our Youth Global Leadership program provides a space for youth to become part of the change that they wish to make in this world. We believe that, when young people are immersed in local and global issues, connected with local leaders and social entrepreneurs, and provided the space to dream, they harness the power to ...

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Telling Stories. Sharing Knowledge.

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We are incredibly proud of the people who design, inspire, lead, and participate in our programs. They are all integral parts of our community of changemakers, of men, women, and youth who are co-creating resilient communities. We are moved to hear their voices, learn from their actions, and share their stories. That's why, about once a ...

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Zikomo, Zambia!

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Philanthropiece's Field Coordinator, Jordan Bailey, recently returned from Zambia, where he engaged deeply with local savings groups in an effort to better understand and build our Community Banks program. While in Zambia, Jordan completed the field work portion of his course, "Savings Groups: Building Scale and Impact through Experimentation and Adaptation," which he took through the ...

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