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Jorge Luque

Latino Youth Leadership Program ParticipantMy name is Jorge Luque and I am from Panama City, Panama. My first language is Spanish although I am fluent in English as well. Halfway through the year of 2009, I moved to the United States of America with the hopes of receiving a higher level of education. One year later I was accepted into...

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Nick Zimura
Nick Zimura

Global AmbassadorProgram ParticipantMy parents started the grassroots philanthropic foundation, now known as Lillian Watson Values (LWV) in the mid 1980s. I grew up witnessing their charitable endeavors, and admiring it. I took over their work a few years back, and have enjoyed the challenge. I met a lot of challenges, and desperately needed support and help navigating how to conquer...

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William T.
William T.

National Homecomers AcademyProgram ParticipantWilliam T. was only 21-years old when those steel doors locked.  That was in 1977 and Jimmy Carter was President of the United States.  There were no personal computers or cell phones then.  That was the era of typewriters and rotary-dial pay phones.  The price of gasoline was 65-cents a gallon.  The minimum wage was just $2.30. ...

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Abigail Simmons
Abigail Simmons

Professional Leadership Development Internship Program ParticipantSo much can happen in one year. It was one year ago, on May 24th 2011, that I came to my first Phelps Stokes intern orientation along with about 10 other young people. As this was my first experience interning for an NGO, I was nervous. I was hoping that I would just get through...

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Amos Avoce
Amos Avoce

Global Youth Innovation NetworkProgram Participant My name is Amos A. Avoce. I am 22 years old and live in Parakou, Benin. I’ve been working with Phelps Stokes for about 10 months now. My partnership with Phelps Stokes began at a Global Youth conference for Innovation in Cotonou, Benin in 2011. President and founder of GIVE1PROJECT, Thione Niang, notified me of this...

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