Global Leadership English School

Teach English In Mexico And Get Paid!

Hey GV alumni—are you ready for your next international adventure? Then you should consider the Global Leadership English School, located in Temascalcingo, Mexico. Here in this picturesque town in the central Mexican highlands, you will have the opportunity to live, work, and study for a year. The Global Leadership English School, founded and directed by…

Youth Leadership, Youth Empowerment

Global Visionaries’ first culture night of the year was an opportunity for new U.S. participants in the Leadership Program to meet the other students on their team and experience open conversation. The culture night was held on November 4 from 7-9pm. Students started out the night all together in the main hall at El Centro de…

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Educational Prospects are Growing in Guatemala

For Generations, the youth of Santiago Zamora, a small mountainous town near Antiqua, have been faced with a lack of educational options. The only school in Santiago Zamora is heavily overcrowded and unable to provide an education for many of the local youth. Fortunately with the help of the local community and Global Visionaries there…

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Cool Aid: Shoes versus Sanitation

Written by Valerie Lopez In a recent editorial in The Seattle Times, Marla Smith-Nilson, executive director of Seattle-based Water 1st International, praised Melinda Gates and her approach in solving sanitation-based mortality in developing countries: “Congratulations to Melinda for being smarter than Bill. I agree with her that diarrhea in children is best prevented by increased…

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Distinguished Peace Diplomats Visit GV in Guatemala

Mark McDermott (brother of U.S. Representative, Jim McDermott) and Diane Zahn, two accomplished and very well-respected human rights activists, visited Global Visionaries during our recent spring trip to Guatemala. Mark, who currently serves as the regional representative for the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and his wife, Diane, were highly impressed with the depth of the work that Global Visionaries is doing. The couple played an active…

Seattle University Selects Christopher Fontana as a Finalist for Red Winged Leadership Award

Global Visionaries Executive Director Christopher Fontana has been selected as a finalist for Seattle University’s 2011 Red Winged Leadership Award. This award is given annually to local leaders who are “committed to embracing the unique intersection where leadership, business acumen, and social impact overlap,” according to the Seattle University website. “I am grateful to be considered—it…

Community-Based Art Can Be a Significant Force for Social Change

Written by Tim Takechi The arts are supposed to be a vehicle for social change. So why doesn’t it seem like it? As school districts and universities across the country face massive budget cuts from federal and state governments, funding for the arts (including both performance-based and visual) is expected to be threatened. After all,…