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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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YGL Insight Trip 2017: Building bridges, not walls

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Each summer, our Youth Global Leadership program participants take a journey within the United States to gain a deeper understanding on themes related to social and environmental justice. These amazing young changemakers document their journey throughout the trip via blog posts, a mini-documentary (coming soon), and individual "synthesis projects." Here's the latest installment about the 2017 ...

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YGL Insight Trip 2017: This is What Community Building Looks Like

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This is the second blog post documenting the Youth Global Leadership group's journey on their Insight Trip, "Transcending Borders: Understanding Immigration in the Southwestern US." For this post, the documentarian committee each wrote narratives, complete with personal reflection, to capture their daily experiences. In their words, "We hope this gives more insight (haha) into the ...

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YGL Insight Trip 2017: Notes from the Road

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Our Youth Global Leadership group is on their fourth annual Insight Trip. This month, they are taking a journey through the US Southwest during which they will learn about the interconnectedness of social and environmental justice issues in the region.  This is the first in a series of blog posts from the road to document the 2017 ...

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Searching for a YGL Program Coordinator!

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We are in the process of searching for a Youth Global Leadership Program Coordinator (in case you missed it, please see Alicia's Bittersweet Announcement). Below please find the position description, with information about how to apply (hint: Send your resume and cover letter to Katie Doyle Myers, Director of Programs, at [email protected]).  Thank you!     [embeddoc ...

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Two Beautiful Reflections

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In December of 2016, the Philanthropiece Scholars went on a Tour de Guatemala. Over the week long trip they traveled almost from coast to coast, visiting Mayan archeological sites along the way as well as other cultural destinations. The group visited Livingston, an Afro-Caribbean (Garifuna) village on the East coast of Guatemala, got to know the team ...

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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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FIVE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM LIBBY COOK

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As a part of my internship with Philanthropiece, I was lucky enough to sit down with our wonderful founder, Libby Cook, to talk about social entrepreneurship, capitalism, corporate social responsibility, and her experience transforming Wild Oats from a few small, local grocery stores into an internationally-recognized, public company. Here are five important lessons I learned ...

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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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