February 2019

Seeing myself for the first time

Seeing myself for the first time

In 2010, Ruby Maddox, a student majoring in Public Policy…

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Community Engagement: an International Journey

Community Engagement: an International Journey

Introducing the Hill District Global Engagement Coalition! Pittsburgh’s youth are…

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Home away from home

Home away from home

This past winter, Verlisha Brandon, a Virginia State University student…

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A moving reminder: love and respect every day

A moving reminder: love and respect every day

This post is a group blog and will include submissions…

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Amizade’s March Madness

Amizade’s March Madness

           1. APPALACHIA: In March, around…

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A Long Time Coming: Ghana Library Scheduled for Completion

A Long Time Coming: Ghana Library Scheduled for Completion

A long journey is getting the exciting resolution it deserves….

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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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Africa: The Danger of a Single Story

Africa: The Danger of a Single Story

A single story becomes that which we judge all other people from; it is a one-dimensional perspective of something that is actually quite complex. It is a misinterpretation of reality. It is a lens through which we look at everything from, it narrows our perspective, and once we know the single story, it becomes difficult for us to stray away from that. These stories often become the only stories.

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"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

Writing about something that has had such a profound effect on your life – personally, academically, and professionally, is a daunting task. You want your readers to feel, see, and hear the same sights, emotions, and experiences that you felt. You want them to understand the connection you feel to the library, the clinic, your homestay family, and the community as a whole. You want to accurately answer the question you are asked on a regular basis, “Why go back to Ghana?”

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