March 2019

Alumni impact: How Appalachia influenced me

Alumni impact: How Appalachia influenced me

In April 2017, as part of a group of students from…

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My Stretching Latin Adventure

My Stretching Latin Adventure

Recently, Amizade Ghana alumna and Virginia State University student Verlisha…

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Breaking stereotypes

Breaking stereotypes

In this blog post, Ian Fields, born and raised in…

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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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Lessons Learned in Karagwe, Tanzania

Lessons Learned in Karagwe, Tanzania

This past spring, Joanna Keen traveled to Amizade’s site in…

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Global Service & Ethical Photography Contest

Global Service & Ethical Photography Contest

Taking photos, documenting your journey, and sharing photos with friends…

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

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

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.

From Ireland to the U.S.A.

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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