NEWS & BLOG

This archive includes Learning Life news, spotlights about our participants and volunteers, and blog posts from Learning Life’s founder, Paul Lachelier.   

December 2, 2019: Announcing Shared Meals, Shared Cultures

November 8, 2019: Intern Spotlight: Lexie Hill

October 26, 2019: Founder’s Blog: Open Letter to Learning Life Families

October 11, 2019: Intern Spotlight: Sehar Jamal

October 6, 2019: Intern Spotlight: Amber Spalek

September 30, 2019: Founder’s Blog: Five Reasons Why Diplomacy Should Involve Families

September 1, 2019: CDI Is Now FDI

August 27, 2019: The Coming International Community of Families

August 1, 2019: Democracy Dinners Begin

July 1, 2019: Food Culture Project Results Are In!

June 17, 2019: Intern Spotlight: José Castellón Gutiérrez

June 2, 2019: Mid-Year Potluck Connects Mentors & Families

May 6, 2019: Mentor-Mentee Spotlight: Baileigh & Suzanne

April 28, 2019: Food Culture Project Complete!

April 3, 2019: Mentor-Mentee Spotlight: Jadyn & Denis

March 26, 2019: Founder’s Blog: Seven Ways of Being in the World

March 18, 2019: Family Spotlight: The Saunders Family

March 4, 2019: Intern Spotlight: Quanchao Fan

February 15, 2019: Learning Life Partners with CPDC

February 12, 2019: Guide to Fundays 2.0

February 11, 2019: Learning Life Launches Fundays 2.0

January 15, 2019: Founder’s Blog: Families: A New Voice for a More Caring World

January 14, 2019: Family Spotlight: Curtis-Winslow Family

December 30, 2018: What Happened in 2018 & What’s Coming in 2019

December 12, 2018: First Global Storytelling Challenge a Success!

December 4, 2018: Intern Spotlight: Yaxeni Valero

November 26, 2018: Founder’s Blog: Globalization, Inequality & Opportunity

November 12, 2018: Intern Spotlight: Lynnette Kitcher

October 24, 2018: Follow-Up Study Compares Family Food Culture in Three Countries

October 22, 2018: Pilot Global Storytelling Challenge Launches

September 20, 2018: Introducing “Cook, Eat & Learn Sessions” (CELS)

September 14, 2018: Founder’s Blog: Toward Good Health, Local to Global

August 27, 2018: CDI Is Two Years Old!  Here’s Where We Are

August 3, 2018: Intern Spotlight: Zainab Mahdi

July 26, 2018: Intern Spotlight: Thalia Navia

July 18, 2018: Today Marks Our 100th CDI Activity

July 5, 2018: Intern Spotlight: Anudeep Alberts

June 29, 2018: Intern Spotlight: Yesica Sorto-Argueta

May 2, 2018: Cross-National Food Culture Research Goes Public

April 4, 2018: DC Rich and Poor: A Tale of Two Wards

March 22, 2018: Founder’s Blog: Food and Health in Senegal vs. the USA

March 15, 2018: Intern Spotlight: Vanessa Rincon

February 26, 2018: Intern Spotlight: FZ Kassidi

February 12, 2018: Seeking CDI Youth Mentors

January 22, 2018: Let’s Build a World Affairs Pipeline for Youth in DC

January 8, 2018: Int’l Project Comparing Family Food Cultures Launches

December 27, 2017: Results of our Int’l Community Photo Project Are in!

December 15, 2017: Founder’s Blog: Democratize Diplomacy!

November 26, 2017: Support Learning Life: Host a Diplomacy Dessert

November 20, 2017: Intern Spotlight: Kelly Cruz

November 14, 2017: yPIE Interviews Founder Paul Lachelier

November 4, 2017: The Eight Families in Our First International Project

October 16, 2017: Intern Spotlight: Sara Edgar

October 4, 2017: Number of e-News Subscribers Surpasses 1,000!

September 13, 2017: New Fundays Get DC Kids Learning about the World

August 27, 2017: Founder’s Blog: Today is the First Anniversary of CDI!

August 18, 2017: Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Ordoñez

August 15, 2017: International Potlucks for a More Peaceful & Tasty World

August 4, 2017: Intern Spotlight: Claudia Merlos

July 14, 2017: Intern Spotlight: Temilola Afolabi

June 27, 2017: Seeking Fluent Arabic Volunteers for International Dialogues

June 13, 2017: Watch: Third Citizen Diplomacy Initiative Video!

May 22, 2017: Watch: Second Citizen Diplomacy Initiative Video!

May 15, 2017: Get Notice of DC Live International Virtual Exchange Meetings

May 2, 2017: How Do We Build Peace in a Divided World?

April 22, 2017: Intern Spotlight: Jo Moley

April 18, 2017: Founder’s Blog: A Neighborhood Approach to International Diplomacy

April 14, 2017: New Facebook Group Connects CDI Families Worldwide

March 30, 2017: Watch: First Citizen Diplomacy Initiative Video!

March 12, 2017: Learning Life Holds First Live Middle East Dialogue

February 22, 2017: Anacostia Int’l Inaugural Meal Features Senegalese Feast

February 8, 2017: Intern Spotlight: Erin Birmingham

December 30, 2016: Learning Life’s 2016 Work, and Plans for 2017

December 19, 2016: Seeking Research Collaborators

December 12, 2016: Founder’s Blog: Inspirations for Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative

December 9, 2016: Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Lainez

November 15, 2016: Founder’s Blog: Three Deeper Take-Aways from Trump’s Ascendance

October 13, 2016: Two New U.S. Families Join Citizen Diplomacy Initiative

October 7, 2016: About Our Photovoice Project

September 26, 2016: Seeking Metro DC Graduate Students to Research & Lead Int’l Dialogues

September 19, 2016: U.S. Families Connect with a New Family in Senegal

September 7, 2016: U.S.-El Salvador Live Dialogue Leads to Dance

September 5, 2016: Internship: Help Organize Live International Dialogues

August 27, 2016: Our First, Live, International, Family-to-Family Dialogue

August 7, 2016: Intern Spotlight: Omar Batterjee

July 28, 2016: Founder’s Blog: What’s Your Position in the World?

July 6, 2016: Volunteer Spotlight: Britany Gatewood

June 12, 2016: Founder’s Blog: A F.A.C.T. Approach to Citizen Diplomacy

May 17, 2016: New Content for Our Globalizing World

April 4, 2016: Intern Spotlight: Maria Luevano

March 25, 2016: Founder’s Blog: Global Citizens for Our Global Age

March 8, 2016: Intern Spotlight: Carolyn Rider

February 9, 2016: Seeking International Dialogue Organizers