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    champion of gender inclusivity and
    recognizes the social, economic, cultural,
    and political achievements of women
    and #PressForProgress.

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    the Classroom
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    curriculum is transforming
    classrooms.

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    Through Love
    and Hope
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    Founder, J.E. Rash talk about
    these universal values in our
    latest video.

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    You Leaving?
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    transformative leader in our
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    and perspective of a global citizen.

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Highlights
  • Thinking Beyond The Classroom: The Dilemma of Social Status

    Social status is a fraught topic for humans. We each seek some assurance that we have sufficient social power to be respected. The dilemma of social status begins early in life, but becomes acute with the onset of puberty, as children begin to see themselves as individuals separate from their parents.

  • Sustaining #neveragain: A Chorus of Harmony

    Once in a generation a true and momentous revolution, in the full sense of the word, can take place in America… when people with bravery and hope, who truly believe in their message, stand up in protest of injustice and inequality. In the 1910’s, it was about women’s suffrage. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, it was about civil rights and equality for all. Now, in 2018, it’s about eradicating gun violence in communities across the nation.

  • Thinking Beyond The Classroom: Inclusive School Community?

    What is the best way to create an inclusive school culture? How can a school leader promote a feeling of belonging for everyone in that school community: from the dyslexic second grader to the sole African-American in sixth grade, from the student whose parents speak Chinese at home to the divorced teacher trying to raise three children on one teacher’s salary, from the part-time worker in the cafeteria who struggles to pay his bills and has to work two jobs to do so to the elegantly dressed tutor who can afford to work part-time? Each child and adult in a school community has a different story to tell. Each one longs for connection, validation, affirmation.

  • Thinking Beyond The Classroom: Respect

    Teachers who grew up and began teaching as members of the dominant American culture may have an idea that students should respect them simply because they are teachers, and “teachers deserve respect.”

  • International Women’s Day: Accelerating Gender Parity

    International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

  • Empower Girls – Be the Change

    Every summer, at Legacy’s Global Youth Village, teenage men and women, take an honest look at gender norms and stereotypes across many cultures.  The overwhelming realization is that women are vital to building strong resilient communities.  Providing access to education, employment and leadership positions leads to healthier economies and helpful citizen engagement.

  • A Legacy of Empowerment: Promoting Choice in Egypt

    In recognition of International Women’s Day, today we are sharing a throwback post from 2012, featuring Mary Samir from Egypt. Mary was a participant in our North Africa Community Health Initiative.

  • A Compelling Voice for Girls’ Education and Women’s Empowerment in Afghanistan

    In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Legacy International will be highlighting stories of our programs and alumni working around the globe to #PressforProgress.

  • Diversity Within Diversity – Goals for Professional Development Trainings

    How many goals do we factor in when we consider attending professional development Workshops? Legacy’s LivingSidebySide® workshop on Relationship Building Blocks focuses on self-awareness and empathy, increasing self-confidence and trust, and providing tools to work with colleagues, students, and others.

  • Legacy International Leads Teams of Excellence in Egypt

    The bustling city of Cairo, historic and striking in sights and sounds, served as a backdrop for the Positive Life Alternatives for Egyptian Youth at-Risk of Irregular Migration conference—a forum sponsored by USAID and the UN International Organization of Migration (IOM) and facilitated by Legacy International.

  • Thinking Beyond The Classroom: Optimism in January

    Students and teachers need to be able to refresh their relationships and start the new calendar year with hope and good cheer.

  • Re-Imagining Entrepreneurship… “Winning is Winning”

    “The current technology and venture capital structure is broken. It rewards quantity over quality, consumption over creation, quick exits over sustainable growth, and shareholder profit over shared prosperity. It chases after “unicorn” companies bent on “disruption” rather than supporting businesses that repair, cultivate, and connect.

  • Dr. Stephen Gomes Appointed as Co-Chair to Legacy International’s Board of Advisors

    Legacy International is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Stephen L. Gomes, President of Gomes and Company, a long established business consulting firm, and former Business Professor at SUNY- Stony Brook- Korea Campus and Maastricht School of Management- Netherlands, as Co-Chair to Legacy International’s Board of Advisors.

  • Message from Legacy Founder and President: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    This year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day has special significance. The message and the example of this man who

  • Message From Legacy Founder and President: Happy New Year

    My Dear Young Leaders for the future. As we end 2017 across the world with celebrations and hope for a

  • Thinking Beyond The Classroom: What is Community Service?

    Many schools have community service programs. The idea of service to others is appealing to parents who want their children to grow up to be generous. Many parents demonstrate service to their children by volunteering at the hospital, at school, at a soup kitchen, at a food pantry, and by philanthropy.

  • Innovative Change Through Social Enterprise

    Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) takes place annually during the month of November and is a celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.

  • Thinking Beyond The Classroom: Building Relationships With Parents

    The latest blog post from Legacy’s education consultant and Advisory Board member on her blog: Education, From Inside and Outside: Building Relationships with Parents

  • Teaching English With Sign Language in Tunisia

    I left my country to prove that the deaf can speak English, too. Working with minority groups and working on the educational development of the deaf and hard of hearing community was a tough row to hoe in Tunisia, especially when you don’t have any official statistics on hand or any information that can help you.

  • Professional Fellows Program: Yasser Abdesselam

    Yasser Abdesselam is participating in the Department of State Professional Fellows Program. Each fellow will be writing a blog post

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