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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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Globalization, Inequality & Opportunity

Thanks to Learning Life intern Thalia Navia for her assistance in the research for this post. Globalization is increasing, and for good reason.  Advances in transport and communication technologies are making it easier for people to travel and talk across national borders.  This leads to greater trade and movement across borders, which in turn brings people more and cheaper goods ...

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Intern Spotlight: Lynnette Lomoki Kitcher

This is the first of two spotlights on our fall 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).  Lynnette Lomoki Kitcher, interviewed below, is helping with youth activities, gathering readings for mentors, researching storytelling’s impact, and more. Where were you born and raised? ...

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