September 2018

Breaking stereotypes

Breaking stereotypes

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

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Apply for the Global Social Action Accelerator

Apply for the Global Social Action Accelerator

Amizade is beyond excited to announce the launch of our…

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Meeting with a Navajo Code Talker

Meeting with a Navajo Code Talker

Recently, Amizade volunteer Theresa Ferraro alongside her friends from Weatherby…

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Announcing the third year of Fulbright-Amizade in Appalachia

Announcing the third year of Fulbright-Amizade in Appalachia

It is our great pleasure to announce that Amizade and…

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Navajo Nation: Something I Never Expected

Navajo Nation: Something I Never Expected

The only expectation I had for my first trip 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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"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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Roaring River Park in Petersfield, Jamaica

Roaring River Park in Petersfield, Jamaica

One of the many sites Amizade volunteers visit in Petersfield, Jamaica is Roaring River Park – home to beautiful scenery and swimming holes, rich in culture and history, and the site of world-renowned limestone caverns.

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A Safe Place to Play in Jamaica

A Safe Place to Play in Jamaica

For more than seven years Amizade has partnered with the…

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