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Global Citizen Year Inc
1625 Clay St.   Suite 400  
Oakland, California  94612-1562  
Non-Profit Organization [Non School]


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Global Citizen Year is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise on a mission to re-imagine the “gap year” after high school as a launch pad for global leaders. 


Each year we recruit and train a diverse corps of "Fellows" and support them as apprentices in communities across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Through a mix of experiential learning and leadership training, our Fellows develop self-awareness, global skills and grit – the foundations for success in college, and beyond. Using our core program as a proof of concept, we're now working with colleges, employers and policymakers to ensure that one day these experiences become a defining feature of an American education.   


Since our launch in 2010, we've grown our operation ten-fold. Our nearly 500 alumni are thriving in college and careers, and have been honored as Fulbright Scholars, Davis Peace Prize winners, Teach For America corps members, and Peace Corps volunteers. We have raised $15M in seed capital from a growing roster of funders and partners and awarded $10M in financial aid to ensure each cohort reflects our nation's diversity. We've built a talented global teamadvisory council and board of directors, and our work has been featured in prominent forums from The Washington Post to the Aspen Ideas Festival, and by thought leaders including Katie Couric and Nicholas Kristof

Ultimately, we envision a world in which a Global Citizen Year becomes a new rite of passage -- transforming education and unleashing our next generation as social innovators and global citizens.

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