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Global Citizenship

Globalization has made the world an increasingly interconnected place where we must understand diverse perspectives, customs and cultural nuances in order to successfully promote sustainable development.  Phelps Stokes takes a proactive approach to fostering greater understanding and appreciation for this valuable diversity.  We strive to engender a sense of individual responsibility to contribute to the successful transformation – driven by globalization – that will make us all citizens of the world, rather than of a single nation, state, or tribe.  We believe that hands-on service-learning experiences contribute significantly to the development of strong, united communities, which are the backbone of our society. Phelps Stokes’ Global Citizenship programs bolster social inclusiveness by galvanizing civic action and promoting globally-minded dialogue that engages young leaders in discussion of pressing universal issues, their impact on our lives and the ability of Phelps Stokes’ programs to address them.

Global Citizenship Programs

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National Homecomers Academy (NHA)
National Homecomers Academy (NHA)

In America, 2.2 million people are currently in prison. Add those on probation or being supervised on parole and the total jumps to 7.2 million. Each year 650,000 people will leave prison. Another 750,000 are already out and being supervised under parole. Two out of three coming out of prison will be back in two to three years. We believe...

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Palaver Huts
Palaver Huts

“Palaver” is a word to describe a prolonged discussion between two parties and comes from the West African tradition of gathering an entire village into a hut to discuss a matter until it is resolved. Phelps Stokes’ Africa Roundtable is a platform where community organizers, activists, political leaders, nonprofit professionals, scholars, students, and researchers meet monthly to discuss challenges, strategies...

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Ralph Bunche Society
Ralph Bunche Society

“May there be freedom, equality and brotherhood among all men. May there be morality in the relations among nations. May there be, in our time, at long last, a world at peace in which, we, the people, may for once begin to make full use of the great good that is in us.”  —Dr. Ralph J. Bunche – Nobel Peace...

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Expert Advisory Committees
Expert Advisory Committees

Experts in a given field and geographical region dedicated to providing support for Phelps Stokes programs entering new areas.  EAC provides guidance regarding program/project implementation strategies and critical counseling on cultural and political idiosyncrasies in local communities.  These expert advisors ensure the programs we promote are effectively aligned with local needs, generate co-production by garnering participation of local populations and...

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