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Today is the First-Year Anniversary of our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative!

One year ago today, we held our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative’s very first live, international, family-to-family dialogue.  As we recounted back then in a blog post about the dialogue: “The dialogue connected members of two American families in D.C. — a grandmother and her grandson, and a father and his two daughters — with a nine-member family in Dakar, the capital ...

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Intern Spotlight: Lorna Strachan

This is the fourth in a series of spotlights on our summer 2017 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this summer assisted with research, curriculum development,  outreach, and family and youth events for our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  Lorna Strachan, interviewed below, helped with academic literature research, curriculum development, international learning activities with our youth, and more.  Where were you born and raised? ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Ordoñez

University of the District of Columbia student, Melissa Ordoñez, interviewed below, has been assisting with nutrition-related curriculum development, and international learning activities with the families and youth involved in our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).   Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Costa Rica.  My family lives in Heredia, a province of Costa Rica, which is about ...

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Intern Spotlight: Hannah Merrill

This is the third in a series of spotlights on our summer 2017 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this summer are assisting with research, curriculum development,  outreach, and family and youth events for our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  Hannah Merrill, interviewed below, is assisting with curriculum development, evaluation research, and international learning activities with our youth, among other things.  Where were you ...

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