From Ireland to the U.S.A.

Participants from Northern Ireland in New York City

As I waited in JFK airport for my group to arrive after their long journey from Belfast to New York City, I wondered how I would recognize them as they sauntered through the doorway. Then the light bulb went off, and I realized from this point forward I would know these guys from their strong Northern Irish accents and their gregarious conversations.

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Becoming an Intern at Amizade

When people ask for me to tell them about Amizade, I still stutter and stumble sometimes. It’s because I know of no precedent with which to compare the organization. I sometimes say things like, “Its like study-abroad, but…” or “We send people to volunteer in communities around the world, but…”, etc. That (very important) caveat centers around Amizade’s intent to empower communities and ensure that they benefit from a partnership.

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Amizade's 5th Annual Water Walk

Are you looking for an opportunity to act locally? Do you want to do your part to make a difference globally? Are you an Amizade alumnus that wants to continue to support Amizade’s global endeavors? The perfect opportunity is coming this spring: in April Amizade will hold its 5th Annual Water Walk—in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 7 and in Morgantown, WV on Saturday, April 21. Join us and walk for a purpose.

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Safety Week

In order to maintain their continued high level of attention to health, safety and security, Amizade employees, site directors, and participants will participate in Amizade Safety Week from June 13th through June 20th. Throughout this week, stakeholders will be retrained on important safety topics, and individuals will be recognized for outstanding safety achievements around the world.

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4th Annual Water Walk

Please join Amizade, this weekend- April 9th and 10th- for the 4th annual Water Walk in Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV….

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4th Annual Water Walk

April 9th and 10th, 2011 will mark Amizade’s 4th Annual Water Walk for Women’s Rights, an event that raises awareness about global water issues and raises funds to help support Amizade’s clean water initiatives in Karagwe, Tanzania. Over the past 3 years Amizade has hosted the annual event in both Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV with over a thousand students and community members walking the 1.5 mile route carrying a water bucket, walking in solidarity with the 1.1 billion people around the world who do not have access to safe water.

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Carlow Day of Service

Every year, students from the University of Carlow participate in the Mercy Service Day which connects non-profit organizations to student…

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