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Problem Solving Through Community Action: An Interactive Chat with Jeff Franco

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Anyone can think about serving their community, but putting service ideas into action is when real change happens. Jeff Franco of City Year Washington, DC and...

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#YALIServes chat with Celestina Obiekea and Mimshach Obioha

Celestina Obiekea and Mimshach Obioha joined the YALI Network for a chat about our service initiative, #YALIServes. Along with this chat, the two created videos that are available on the YALI website, yali.state.gov/serves. These videos highlight all the wonderful parts of volunteering. Throughout the chat, our online audience showed a...

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#YALIVoices: Benefits of Volunteering during Waithood

Contributed by Rasak Adekoya, Co-founder, Brand Your Waithood If you have yet to unravel one of the challenges of inclusive youth development in Africa, permit me to ask you these questions: What was your dream profession as a child? What did you eventually study in the university? And, right now,...

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Education is power, says top U.S. diplomat for Africa

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the State Department’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs, has a request to YALI Network members that fits well with the current #YALILearns campaign: take the time to educate your peers. “There is nothing more powerful than education, and you can help,” she told a group of...

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American Conservationist Learns from Kenya

Join #YALIGoesGreen this month. Learn how to get involved at yali.state.gov/climate    By Karin Rives After practicing and preaching environmental conservation for the past 60 years, The Nature Conservancy knows a thing or two about strategy. So when Adam Whelchel, a conservation director for the U.S.-based group, traveled to Kenya...

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