Breaking stereotypes

In this blog post, Ian Fields, born and raised in Williamson, West Virginia elaborates on how important is for our…

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Home away from home

This past winter, Verlisha Brandon, a Virginia State University student traveled to Amizade’s site in Ghana to spend three weeks…

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Save The Date!

Global Service Learning Institute

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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Service-Learning in Appalachia with First Parish Youth: Part 2

working in the trees

This summer, 60 members of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church traveled from Arlington, Massachusetes to one of Amizade’s newest sites in Williamson, West Virginia. Throughout their week in Appalachia, the group is serving and learning together with Amizade’s community partner, Sustainable Williamson, as well as other local community members and groups. Check out some of the highlights of their trip so far!

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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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Summer Service in Santarem

Amizade volunteers and Brazilian nursing students

In May of 2013, students from West Virginia University Honors College traveled to Santarem, Brazil with Amizade Global Service-Learning. While in Brazil the students learned about the challenges of providing health care in the Amazon region and even spent 5 days on a river boat visiting and serving Quilombo river communities. Thank you Nikul, Cameron and Kartik for sharing your experience with us!

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Tutoring English, meeting the President and enjoying life in Bolivia

Out of all the programs he has participated in, Tom Murphy’s recent trip to Bolivia was his “best trip by far!” After traveling on three different Amizade programs, Tom Murphy is a well versed Amizade alumni and friend, he previously participated in programs to Poland and the Navajo Nation. In October, Tom traveled with Amizade on a Road Scholar program and had the privilege of spending two weeks in beautiful Bolivia.

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