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  • Global Viewpoints Forum: SoliDARnos: The Art of Solidarity

    Moments of national health and security crisis can often be critical junctures: do we as community members drift apart and become divisive or do we draw together in solidarity? This Thursday, U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Poland, Ms. Joanna Pottle, will show how we can turn crises into opportunities for solidarity- through art! Ms. Pottle asserts that solidarity is a human gift we all possess and that we can express through our creativity.

  • Global Viewpoints Forum – Service: An Exploration

    Want to live a meaningful life, to leave a positive legacy in this world, but are not sure where to start? Do you feel like something is holding you back from expressing your full potential? Then come join our Global Viewpoints Forum for Maurice Bassett’s talk, “Service: An Exploration” this Thursday at 10AM EST on Zoom (please note time change to 10AM!).

  • Global Viewpoints Forum: If Love Were the Intention of Capital… Would Care be its Purpose?

    Join us Thursday, May 7th at 12pm EST for this thought-provoking talk, as Mr. Aissa Azzouzi argues that to construct a new world, we as community leaders and entrepreneurs need to deeply examine our own intentions and aims.

  • Global Viewpoints Forum: The Importance of Global Health Education

    Looking to connect with like-minded community changers? Seeking inspiration in a time of global health challenges? Want to talk with a renowned expert on how to develop an organization or business that has a major impact on the world? Then join us for the next Global Viewpoints Forum, this Thursday at noon on Zoom, for an informative presentation by Dr. Harold Robles

  • Global Viewpoints Forum: Social Media for Social Good

    Want to better promote your personal or professional image or brand? Looking to connect with like-minded changemakers around the world? Then join us this Thursday at noon on Zoom for “Social Media for Social Good: Cause Marketing and Your Brand” with digital mogul Danielle Ricks!

  • Global Viewpoints Forum: Measuring & Evaluating Success

    Building a social project or business and want to grab the attention of funders and investors? Looking to hone your impact pitch? Then join us Thursday, April 16th at 12 noon EST on Zoom for “Taking the Guesswork Out of Impact Measurement” with Avery Ouellette

  • Global Viewpoints Forum: Maintaining Your Network Virtually

    Join Legacy International during our weekly virtual Global Viewpoints Forum. Every Thursday at 12PM EST, we will feature a new speaker to foster discussion and connect changemakers from around the world. Follow the link to register!

  • Global Viewpoints Forum – Creating the New Tomorrow Today


  • A Letter From Legacy Founder & President J.E. Rash

    At these very challenging and fearful times we have to have faith and courage, vigilance and compassion. As you have heard me say, you are the hope of the future. Your knowledge and your creativity, your concern for others, for the planet, for truth and justice and equity, cannot be taken from you by anyone or any pandemic.

  • LivingSidebySide® Supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Legacy International was called on to participate in the “Baseline Assessment for Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific” Common Findings Report 2019 of the United Nations. LI was contacted due to its evidence-based peace education program, LivingSidebySide® that was implemented in 10 schools in southern Kyrgyzstan.

  • The Global Youth Village 2020

    This summer teens from more than 15 countries will gather at our camp in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While all around us swirls messages of hopelessness, the international youth summit brings together people who care about making this planet and our communities sustainable.

  • TechGirls: Promoting STEM Worldwide

    Read the latest updates on what the TechGirls are working on including the TechGirls & TechWomen Clubs.

  • Professional Fellows Alumni Impact Award Winner – Fall 2019

    Manel Bargaoui (Legacy International Professional Fellows Program Spring 2017) is an author, teacher, mobile app manager, and pioneer advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing in Tunisia.

  • Kavi-USA TechGirls 2019

    Through the TechGirls experience, I was able to expand my knowledge of fields like cybersecurity and Java game development. Outside of the classroom, TechGirls opened my eyes to STEM education in other countries. Through talking and connecting with girls from countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, I was able to learn about the types of STEM activities and extracurriculars offered in their communities.

  • Agricultural Youth Leadership

    Kelsie (Hanlontown, Iowa) attended Global Youth Village this past summer, and was one of six students selected to be part of the Youth Leadership Program — Turkey & USA. This U.S. Department of State initiative links young farmers who are opening the eyes of their peers to food production and careers in agriculture.

  • Meet the #ProFellows!

    The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Economic Empowerment, Middle East and North Africa is a two-way exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders committed to strengthening their communities through social entrepreneurship and workforce development.

  • Welcoming the Fall 2019 Professional Fellows Delegation

    Legacy International is very pleased to welcome the Fall 2019 PFP cohort! The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Economic Empowerment, Middle East and North Africa is a two-way exchange program for professionals ranging from 25 to 38 years of age and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Global Viewpoints Forum 2019

    From 1985 to 1989, Legacy International offered a series of presentations and discussions on interfaith understanding, regional conflicts, and environmentally sustainable development known as the Global Viewpoints Forum.

  • Economic Empowerment

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development defines economic empowerment as the capacity of women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognize the value of their contributions, respect their dignity, and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth.

  • A Legacy of Arts: Building Connections Through Music

    Groups like the National Endowment for the Arts have conducted surveys and studies over multiple decades that have found a decline in arts program funding, and even arts programs’ existence in general, in schools and publicly funded organizations all over the U.S.

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Founded in 1979, as the Institute for Practical Idealism and later known as Legacy International, our work is inspired by our Founder and President, J.E. Rash’s vision.