Environment, Global Awareness Days Climate Change, Earth Day, Garden, Niger, Trevor Day School
Tomatoes growing from Trevor Day School's rooftop garden
Surrounded by herbs, lettuce, arugula, and tomatoes, Amber Davila (18) picks fresh, plump leaves from a basil plant. The leaves are thick and coated with droplets of water from the hose that she used to feed them. A warm breeze rattles the leaves of the tomato plant next to her—vines stretching in every direction ornamented with green, orange, red, and golden tomatoes.
Millennium Development Goals, Student Workshop Global Concerns Classroom, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, Millennium Development Goals
The winning team proposed a "Mothers Helping Mothers" program to help improve maternal health in Bangladesh
The Middle School has once again partnered with Concern Worldwide to become active participants in making the world a better place. With preparation, our students have been able to discuss and debate the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for 2015, developing a hopeful perspective of the world and the role they could play in directly influencing outcomes.
Poverty, Student Action Concern, Fundraiser, Schools Challenge, Spring Run
On Saturday, April 13th, Concern Worldwide will hold their annual Spring Run in New York City’s Central Park. Last year, nearly 2,000 runners took part in the four-mile race to benefit Concern’s education, emergency response, health, livelihoods, and HIV/AIDS programs. This year, Concern is hoping to raise $200,000 to fund its programs that reach eight million people in the world’s poorest countries each year.
Global Awareness Days, Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goals, Momentum 1000
Today, April 5th, marks the 1,000-day milestone until the 2015 target date to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of goals created in the year 2000 by 189 world leaders to improve lives worldwide.
The MDGs envisioned that by 2015, it is possible to:
Student Workshop, Women's Rights Annual Workshop, Global Concerns Classroom, Women and Girls
Students exploring solutions to women's rights at GCC's 2013 Annual Student Workshop
On March 1st, 75 students from eight New York area high schools gathered at the Mutual of America banquet hall to think critically about the difficult challenges facing women and girls including poverty, health, and education, and to discuss possible solutions. The theme this year’s summit was “Women and Girls: The Key to the Future”.
Global Awareness Days, Water Tanzania, Video, Water, World Water Day
Photo: Concern Worldwide, Tanzania
Today is World Water Day and Concern has been working on an exciting research project to bring clean water to villages in Tanzania using seeds from a moringa tree to purify unsafe drinking water.
Destina Leopard, 32, lives with her husband and five children in a mud hut scantily held together by sticks and banana palms on a hillside.
Student Action, Women's Rights International Women's Day
Photo: Sierra Leone, Concern Worldwide
Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day. This year, the theme is “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women”. At our NY office, Concern is celebrating by participating in a brown bag breakfast on promoting gender equality. Have you decided how you’re going to celebrate? Here are a few videos you can check out and share with friends and classmates!
Student Action app, contest, Give for Youth, Global Concerns Classroom, GOOD, Microsoft
VOTE through March 1st to help GCC build an app to connect youth to fight global poverty!
I nominated GCC for the Microsoft + GOOD Give for Youth Challenge, a competition that helps fund the dreams of young people around the world. GCC is building an app to connect young people to issues facing the developing world and to foster creative solutions to ending global poverty.
Environment, Student Voices Developing World, Energy, Writing Competition
Photo: Zambia, Concern Worldwide
The world knew 40 years ago that it desperately needed clean, sustainable, modern energy for the developing world. 2 million people a year were dying by inhaling smoke from their cooking fires. 2.6 billion people lacked adequate energy. Unable to study at night, whole nations could not hope to ever compete in a world labor economy where knowledge increasingly commanded a premium: neither they, nor their children, nor perhaps their children’s children. They would, at best, continue to eke out a meager living from basic agriculture. More