• Empowering Girls
    Though Tech
    TechGirls from Africa, Middle
    East learn new skills during
    coding camp at Virginia Tech

  • Thinking Beyond
    the Classroom
    Read how our LivingSideBySide
    curriculum is transforming
    classrooms.

  • Combatting Hate
    Through Love
    and Hope
    Watch Legacy President and
    Founder, J.E. Rash talk about
    these universal values in our
    latest video.

  • What Legacy Are
    You Leaving?
    Learn more about our Mission,
    Values, and what makes a
    transformative leader in our
    latest videos.

  • At the Global Youth Village
    Youth Voices Matter
    All it takes is two weeks to build the skills
    and perspective of a global citizen.

  • Read the Latest Professional
    Fellows Blogs
    The ProFellows from Algeria and Egypt
    are blogging about their experiences
    in the U.S.

  • Donate to Support Legacy Through the generous donations of partner
    organizations and individuals we can train
    transformative leaders with the tools to unite
    communities.

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

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

  • 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.

  • 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 better future we have to remember that each year brings challenges and opportunities.

  • 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

  • Thinking Beyond The Classroom: Building Relationships With Students

    In the latest blog post from Mary Riser, Legacy International’s education consultant and Advisory Board member, discusses building relationships with students. 

  • Participation of Youth in Public Life and Decision Making in Tunisia

    Asma Ben Aîcha, a past Professional Fellows Program participant from Tunisia shares an update on her Legacy follow-on project to provide training on the fundamental principles of democracy and participation in decision making. 

  • SUMMERING WITH SAUDIS: Staff Member Amelia Hagen

    “If you follow me on Snapchat, you probably noticed snaps that revolved around Saudi Arabia, international exchange, Virginia Tech, social impact, and Washington, D.C. throughout this past July.

  • Introducing… Thinking Beyond the Classroom

    Each month Legacy International will feature an education focused blog post from Mary Riser, Legacy’s education consultant and Advisory Board member, focusing on a variety of education topics and Legacy’s LivingSideBySide programs. 

  • From the Desk of the President: Reflections on Non-Violence

    The United Nations designated October 2nd, as International Day of Non-Violence—marking the day that Indian independence movement leader and pioneer

  • Legacy’s Partner Virginia Tech Exceeds Expectations

    When 28 fearless young women of the TechGirls program came to the Virginia Tech campus in July, the three computer

  • Democracy – Government by and for the People

    Chamathya Fernando, a recipient of the prestigious Emerging Young Leaders Award, stood before a room of ministers, diplomats, and world

  • Combating Hate, Creating Dialogue, Building Cohesive Societies

    “We need to build bridges, not walls.”  Former U.S.Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun’s face illuminates a screen as he says these words.

  • Professional Fellows Program: Asma Ben Aîcha

    When thinking about the States, the first thought that comes to one’s mind is: The American Dream! People often think of the US as the land of endless opportunities where all dreams can come true.

  • Cultural Exchange Can Happen Anywhere

    The spontaneity of youth is contagious. Each year Legacy staff are reminded as we work with our many youth and young adult programs what it is like to have youth on our side again for a few weeks.

  • Host An International Guest!

    Skip and Vickie Larrington have been hosting Legacy’s international visitors at their Smith Mountain Lake home for the last 10+ years.  Recently they traveled to the Middle East and connected with their “daughters” from TechGirls.

  • World Refugee Day

    “Our responses to refugees must be grounded in our shared values of responsibility sharing, non-discrimination, and human rights.”  – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

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