July 2014

Amizade 20th Anniversary

Amizade 20th Anniversary

Amizade is turning 20 and we want to celebrate with YOU!
The Amizade 20th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser brings together the Amizade Board, staff, alumni, supporters, and Site Directors from around the world for a celebration of 20 years of friendship, learning, and service.

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Rhiannon in Ghana: Exploring the Effects of Palm Oil Production

Rhiannon in Ghana: Exploring the Effects of Palm Oil Production

A jumble of stories, experiences, and memories came tumbling from my lips when I was asked about my five week placement as an Amizade Individual Volunteer in Jukwa, Ghana. It has proven to be impossible to summarize my time there when every single moment was filled with excitement, joy, and a new lesson. Perhaps the most interesting, and unique, aspect of my stay in Ghana was learning about palm oil and its role in the local community.

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Chester Nez, Last of the Navajo Code Talkers

Chester Nez, Last of the Navajo Code Talkers

Chester Nez was among the first group of Navajo Code Talkers recruited in 1942, often referred to as the “Original 29.″ These 29 were the first to devise the code based on the Navajo language and chosen as a because its syntax and tonal qualities were almost impossible for a non-Navajo to learn, and it had no written form. The code was incredible successful and was never deciphered by the Japanese.

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Join an Amizade Open Group Program

Join an Amizade Open Group Program

Global Service-Learning isn’t just for students; over the last 20 years we’ve worked with volunteers ages 6 – 93! Open Group Volunteer Programs allow individuals, couples, or friends to join and serve with a group of other Amizade volunteers. Programs are scheduled throughout the year and across our sites and include winter escapes to Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Ghana as well as opportunities to explore Amazonian Brazil and the City of Eternal Spring in Bolivia.

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Save The Date!

Save The Date!

The 7th Annual Global Service-Learning Institute builds upon strengths in global service-learning pedagogy and program development through the integration of best practices in community-based planning, community development, and movement-building within global service-learning.

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Building The Global Switchboard

Building The Global Switchboard

On May 1, 2014, The Global Switchboard will open its doors to Pittsburgh. But, to make this incredible project a reality, we need YOUR help! From walls and paint to desks, chairs, and more, we need your support to help complete the space!

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WVU in Jamaica: A Clear and Open Mind

WVU in Jamaica: A Clear and Open Mind

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WVU in Jamaica: We Are Human

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WVU in Jamaica: Picturesque Negril

WVU in Jamaica: Picturesque Negril

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