Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In Service

Global Citizens Network gives families the opportunity to spend time together working in communities in need both in the United States and abroad. Here's a bit about them:


Mission: In partnership with people of diverse cultures, GCN promotes cross-cultural understanding and interconnectedness through authentic immersion experiences.

Vision: Global Citizens Network seeks to create a network of people committed to:

  • The shared values of peace, justice, respect, cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation;
  • The preservation of indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies;
  • The enhancement of the quality of life around the world.

In their own words...

If you want to expose your children to other cultures in a way that is more real, in-depth, personable and memorable – by working in community with them rather than just traveling – this is the way to really learn about another culture. We were exposed to something few of us get to experience. Most often we simply drive through communities. This time we got to meet and really get to know people, and they were so generous. We got far more out of the experience than we gave.
Kathy P., Rock Point, AZ (family of 4)


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