Stanford’s Service Learning Playbook

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I’m a huge fan of Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service, especially their Principles of Ethical and Effective Service framework. So you might imagine how excited I was to be hosting Thomas Schnaubelt, Executive Director of Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service, for a webinar earlier this week. Tom shared frameworks that describe the different service pathways that Stanford students follow, as …

BBC and American Gap Association Webinars 2015

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The Building Bridges Coalition has teamed up with the American Gap Association to bring you a series of webinars to help increase your program’s impact! These webinars cover tools, strategies and practices of high quality international volunteer organizations. This coming up Tuesday (June 23), we have Thomas Schnaubelt, Executive Director of Standford University’s Haas Center for Public Service, sharing on “Principles and Pathways: Exploring Frameworks …


Photos Up from VEGA Capitol Hill Event!

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Check out the photos of the BBC Members and Volunteer Meeting at Rep. Nolan’s Office with Jim Swiderski, Legislative Director of Rep. Nolan’s Office; Melissa Golladay, Director, Professional Leadership Exchanges, Partners of Americas; Matt Clausen, Chairman, BBC; and our volunteer Noubia Gribi, Agriculture and Food Security Manager, Africare; and Mr. Dustin Carmack from Rep. Ron DeSantis’s Office Photos courtesy of Sophie Zhao, Special Initiative Officer …


Ask Congress to Support the International Volunteer Resolution!

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  Ask Congress to support the International Volunteer Resolution.  Each member that signs on to this resolution is one additional leader that is aware of the importance of international volunteers.  Please click here to take action online and email Sophie Zhao if you would like to join us May 13th on Capitol Hill for our next advocacy visits.  We need the power of the network ...

IVD2013: BBC Celebrates Introduction of Congressional Resolution

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  IVD2013:  BBC Celebrates Introduction of Congressional Resolution Dear BBC Members, Supporters, Volunteers across the Globe: Volunteer Action Today we are truly in celebration.  International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2013 marks the introduction of the International Volunteer Resolution by Representative Rick Nolan and at least eight (8) original co-sponsors, and next week Senator Ed Markey will be introducing a companion resolution in …


BBC Advocacy Call to Action

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  BBC Call to Action Dear Supporters of Global and Cross-Border Volunteer Service: Our organizations, volunteers and programs are not well-known on Capitol Hill.  Members of Congress need to hear from us to better understand what we are doing to build greater understanding, cooperation and positive impact here and abroad, and why their support is so important.  We need your …


RSVP: The BBC Needs your Action! Tuesday Nov 19th 1pm ET!

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The Building Bridges Coalition will hold a special advocacy telephone call on Tuesday, November 19th at 1pm for all who wish to help an important policy push over the next few weeks.  Thanks to Jim Swiderski, Jonathan Pearson and other volunteer leaders, Representative Rick Nolan will be introducing a resolution on Capitol Hill to honor international volunteer service.  Our target is to introduce …


International Service Learning Summit

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International Service Learning Summit:  Building a Community of Practice Hosted by: The Buffett Center for International & Comparative Studies, The Center for Global Engagement, Northwestern University Co-sponsored by: DukeEngage, Center for Social Development and Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Washington University in St. Louis In collaboration with the Building Bridges Coalition For more information and to register:  

BBC Webinar Series: “Including Participants with Disabilities, from Outreach to Reentry”

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Please join us for the next BBC engagement via the BBC Webinar Series! February 14th 2013 1 pm – 2 pm EST WEBINAR PRESENTER: ASHLEY BRYANT NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON DISABILITY AND EXCHANGE Ashley Bryant is a Project Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange. She responds to inquiries, interviews exchange alumni and develops resources to increase participation and …

February 14th BBC Webinar with MIUSA

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On Thursday, February 14th at 1:00 pm, the BBC offers a webinar in collaboration with with Mobility International USA. The theme: “Including Participants with Disabilities, From Outreach to Reentry.” Visit the MIUSA webinar signup page to join. We look forward to seeing you there! Best, BBC