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  • re:What $5 Means.

    Nice to meet you Grace, and also delighted you'll be joining us for the summer!
  • re:Make a Pledge! Internship Reflections

    Great post, Nadia :), and your friends' siblings and neighbors are adorable! Can't wait to meet you on June 17th!
  • 10 Partners, Over $10,000 Raised, and 10 Reasons to Join Givology NYC

    On Friday, March 11th at about 5:59pm, remaining bid sheets were printed, powerpoint slides were tweaked, and speeches were finalized. By 6:01pm, we began to welcome a stream, and then a flood of press and guests into the $10,000 for 10 Schools Givology Benefit Auction at Hudson Bar in Manhattan. By the peak of the event, the entire venue was packed with people bidding, drinking, mingling, laughing, and learning about Givology and our partners. After weeks of work, it was a beautiful, even miraculous sight for us to see. The event was a total whirlwind-- I underestimated the number of friends’ faces I would see and overestimated my ability to be in 10 places at once. While I hoped time would slow down even just a little bit so that I could really savor those three hours, luckily with amazing photographers and videographers present, much of it was captured (and more to be available on the interwebs soon!). The Givology New York City Chapter had worked for weeks to plan the 10K for 10...
  • Children Everywhere Agree, Education is Essential!

    The recently released “Small Voices, Big Dreams” survey asked over 3,000 children in more than 30 developing countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas six basic questions. The survey revealed that education and food were the top priorities for the majority of children. 57% of children surveyed said that if they were President, the one thing they would do for children would be to improve education. Below, see the other basic findings from the survey. The survey was conducted by ChildFund Alliance, a global network of children development organizations. The bottom line: Kids know what they need in order to survive, and succeed in life. It is up to the global community to make sure that both children's appetites and appetites for learning are satiated.
  • International Education Week

    This week, November 15-19, 2010, is International Education Week . A joint initiative of the U.S. Dept. of State and U.S. Dept. of Education, the goal of the week is "to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.” Watch this video of Secretary of State Clinton's message on International Education Week 2010 With the intention of promoting global exchange, dialogue, and mutual understanding, everyone can participate! Even if you can’t physically go abroad, the available online resources to educate yourself about the lands and peoples beyond your own country are limitless. Even more importantly, so are the opportunities to make real-life connections with those around the world, through platforms like Givology. Now more than ever, cultivating an informed worldview of a savvy global citizen will better prepare younger generations for an increasingly global...