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Fostering Global Grit: Teaching Young Leaders to Be of Real Use NAIS Independent School, Summer 2012

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Taking Your Schoolhouse Global: The Role of Professional Development in Shifting School Culture The NSSSA Leader, Spring 2012

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Giving the World a Face: The Humanizing of Global Education The NSSSA Leader, Winter 2010

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“Making systems of schools work for all kids is the most important economic development issue, social justice and civil society issue of our time. It’s complicated and difficult work, but it’s the most important thing you could be doing with your life.”Tony Vander Ark, Executive Director and Published Author

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How many of the world's best companies are in Colorado? Denver Business Journal - September 2013

Ten are, if you go by B Corp, which annually publishes its "Best for the World" list of the companies with the most positive overall social and environmental impact . . . The Colorado companies that made the cut for worker impact are: Namaste Solar, New Belgium Brewing . . . and World Leadership School.....read article


Kent Place School Students in Summit Redefine Spring Break with Service Trips Independent Press- April 2013

Close to 30 Kent Place Middle and Upper School students of Summit chose to spend their spring break this March entrenched in meaningful service projects, cultural immersion and leardership learning both domestically and internationally. The trips offered this year were Tanzania, China and Washington, D.C. Kent Place faculty and staff served as chaperones.....read article


Taking Your Schoolhouse Global: The Role of Professional Development in
Shifting School Culture by Jennifer D. Klein, The Leader- Spring 2012

It is far too common to find schools with only a few teachers infusing their courses and classroom culture with global issues, the development of compassion toward multiple perspectives, and collaborative global experiences. According to the National Association of Independent Schools, 95% of independent schools in the U.S. offer some form of global programming, but only 20% of those offer three of more opportunities for global learning. This indicates that most of the work still happens in small, isolated efforts within larger, less globally-oriented educational communities- and that's within the relatively well-funded private sector.....read article


New Construction at Banjika Secondary School Grand Circle Foundation- October 2011

Every year for more than a decade, Susan Rickert of San Francisco, California, has traveled to Africa with OAT, and every year, she asks the same question of the headmaster of one of the schools in the village of Karatu: "What do you need, and how can I help?".....read article


St. George's students to experience life, culture in Tanzania By Erica Horton, The Commercial Appeal - July 7, 2011

Generally, the Internet, cellphones and sports are the three things that St. George's Independent School junior Dylan Young says he can't live without. But he says he's willing to sacrifice for more than two weeks in Tanzania, an African country between Kenya and Mozambique. Young, 16, and nine other students left Memphis International Airport for Tanzania on Wednesday with their teacher and director of the Citizenship Institute, Luther Mercer. St. George's faculty member Cynthia Taylor is also on the journey.....read article


Susan Rickert - Transforming Lives from Tanzaniabr to San Francisco Grand Circle Foundation - May 2011

It turns me on to be a catalyst for transforming people's lives," Susan Rickert beams. It would be impossible to count exactly how many lives Susan has touched since April 2005, when the brand-new Banjika Secondary School – funded by money she raised in partnership with Grand Circle Foundation – opened in the village of Karatu, Tanzania. When the school's very first morning bell rang six years ago, 80 students were enrolled. Today, 577 attend.....read article


Kenya Trip leaves impression with Ensworth seniors by Lea Ann Overstreet, The Tennessean - November 15, 201

A summer trip to Africa has a profound effect on Ensworth seniors Megan Moseley and Rebecca Hanai. The two students were part of Ensworth's service learning trip to Kenya, where they immersed themselves in the culture and helped on several school construction projects, including installing solar panels throughout a school, setting up a computer center and building a new classroom.....read article


Taking the classroom to Central America by Terri Hogan, Maryland Community Newspapers Online - April 15, 2009

Generally, the Internet, cellphones and sports are the three things that St. George's Independent School junior Dylan Young says he can't live without. But he says he's willing to sacrifice for more than two weeks in Tanzania, an African country between Kenya and Mozambique. Young, 16, and nine other students left Memphis International Airport for Tanzania on Wednesday with their teacher and director of the Citizenship Institute, Luther Mercer. St. George's faculty member Cynthia Taylor is also on the journey.....read article


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