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Spotlight: The Winslow-Curtis Family

Learning Life is pleased to present this inaugural spotlight on families involved in our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  The Winslow-Curtis Family, featured in the adjoining photograph, has been engaged with CDI since its inception in August 2016.  Below, each participating Family member — the father, Adrian, older daughter, Samya, and younger daughter, Kaliah — tell us more about themselves and ...

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What Happened in 2018 & What’s Coming in 2019

Learning Life was busy in 2018, and has ambitious plans for 2019!  In brief, we launched an international mentoring program, tested a global storytelling challenge as well as “cook, eat and learn sessions” or CELS, and engaged families in four countries in an ongoing food culture project.  This post reports on each of these initiatives, reveals our plans for 2019, ...

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First Global Storytelling Challenge a Success!

On Monday this week, laughter and screams erupted from a school cafeteria in Washington DC as two student teams competed in telling stories about pressing international issues. The students, 7th and 8th graders at Saint Thomas More Catholic Academy (STM) in southeast DC’s Ward 8, were participating in Learning Life’s pilot Global Storytelling Challenge in partnership with STM.  “We live in ...

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Intern Spotlight: Yaxeni Valero

This is the second of two spotlights on our fall semester 2018 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this fall are assisting with curriculum development, research, and youth international learning activities as part of our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  Yaxeni Valero, interviewed below, is helping with gathering educational content on mentoring, storytelling and health, assisting with health-learning youth activities, and more. Where were ...

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