Manage episode 247976288 series 1946597
We met up with Tariq, Cindy & Jacqueline at Two Alices Coffee who represent a very unique travel program Global to Local, located in Newburgh, NY. "The program global service-learning provides students with an opportunity to learn while working on a meaningful volunteer project that addresses an authentic community need in a foreign country. By immersing ourselves in another culture to volunteer for positive social change, young people will be better prepared to work within our city of Newburgh to make it a better place."
"After visiting Ecuador in 2017 Cambodia in 2018, and Thailand in 2019, our 2020 project involves traveling to the California-Mexico border, where they will learn about the rich relationship and history between the cities of Tijuana and San Diego. Students will meet with border security guards and tour both sides of the border wall. Because Global to Local also focuses on spending time with grassroots change-makers who have identified a need in their own communities and worked towards solutions to address those needs, students will learn from local organizers who support refugees and immigrants who are seeking entry into the United States, as well as families that have been separated because of recent federal policy decisions."
After their trip to Mexico, the students will act as project managers for a volunteer projects in the city of Newburgh. In the past, students’ projects have involved creating and facilitating a Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and last year, they were finalists in a competition to win $100,000 to fund a to create a shared public learning space in Newburgh that traces and celebrates the city’s rich history.
is program is richly diverse with many wonderful facets giving students a very rewarding experience that can last a lifetime. Global to local is funded through donations. Global to Local is a 501c3 charitable program. 100 percent of the funds received ($2,500 for one student) will go towards two weeks of food, airfare, and lodging for one student’s 2019 trip. Donations can be made HERE