October 2014

Appalachia Site Director Nate Siggers wins $3,000 for entrepreneur pitch

Appalachia Site Director Nate Siggers wins $3,000 for entrepreneur pitch

We are proud to share that Appalachia Site Director, Nate…

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Amizade helps foster Ujamaa and KVDPA partnership

Amizade helps foster Ujamaa and KVDPA partnership

Besides empowering individuals and communities through worldwide service and learning…

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Amizade and The Sprout Fund partner for grant opportunity

Amizade and The Sprout Fund partner for grant opportunity

Amizade Global Service-Learning has partnered with The Sprout Fund to…

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20 photos for 20 years: Amizade celebrates two decades

20 photos for 20 years: Amizade celebrates two decades

Amizade was officially incorporated 20 years ago today. Amizade is the brainchild of founder Daniel Weiss; the result of never-ending efforts by communities around the world; and it is an ongoing global movement by over 7,000 volunteers, staff, and board members. Amizade will mark its 20 years with its Celebration and Fundraiser event on November 1. But for today, we here at Amizade scoured the archives and found 20 pictures from our vibrant 20 year history, ranging from epic, funny, bizarre, and beyond. We hope you enjoy and we will see you on November 1!

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Amizade’s Nathan Darity selected for Mayor’s Council

Amizade’s Nathan Darity selected for Mayor’s Council

Amizade’s Nathan Darity was tapped by Mayor William Peduto to…

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The Global Switchboard to hold Launch Party

The Global Switchboard to hold Launch Party

The Global Switchboard is holding a Launch Party to help…

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Amizade shares coworking space success with Mayor’s roundtable

Amizade shares coworking space success with Mayor’s roundtable

PITTSBURGH— Amizade’s Executive Director Brandon Blache-Cohen recently presented at Pittsburgh…

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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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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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