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This Melton Fellow is meeting refugees halfway

Many people feel powerless as they watch a human catastrophe such as the European refugee crisis unfold. But not Melton Fellow Leo Schwarz. Leo decided he could not sit idle while so many people were experiencing unspeakable suffering so close to his doorstep. Read about his journey!

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2015 GCC Roundup: The best one yet!

Last month, around 100 fellows, educators, speakers and friends of the Melton Foundation gathered for the 2015 Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) in Hangzhou, China, a week-long event which brings students and professionals from 6 countries together to learn from one another, collaborate on projects and turn ideas into concrete action. 

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Fighting “intellectual obesity”: A fellow’s perspective

Senior Fellow May Garces reflects on her Melton Opportunity after attending the MIT Practical Impact Alliance Co-Design Summit in Ghana.

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“Sidekicks Unite”: Learning to be a helper, not a hero

“What does it mean to let go of a heroic journey to become a sidekick?” The question was at the center of this year’s Millennium Campus Conference (MCC), which assembled over 500 delegates from 50 nations across the world at the United Nations Headquarters. Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquim reports.

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Deep Dive 2015: “We are all teachers”

Last week, “a team of passionate fellows, young and old, embarked on an amazing mutual learning experience.” Hear the Deep Dive team talk about their experience at Mañuco School in Chile.

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You snooze, you lose: MF shares tips on engaging event-goers at UN

Senior fellow Raphael Richards and executive director Winthrop Carty joined Convener.org’s session on great facilitation techniques that avoid the snooze and instead ignite people’s interest and participation.

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Start-ups for good: Fellows learn about social enterprise in Hong Kong

As part of a Melton Opportunity grant, fellows attended the United Social Entrepreneurship Conference in Hong Kong, an annual conference that gathers young social entrepreneurs from across Asia and empower them by sharing stories of successful social start-ups from the HK area. 
Fellow Nickhil Kumar shares his experience.

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Global Citizenship Education at the United Nations: For a just, peaceful, more inclusive world

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend a UN seminar on Global Citizenship Education, convened by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. Here’s why it was a big deal.

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The little things make all the difference: Training of trainers on climate change

Climate change is in our hands, and each of us – even with the smallest actions – can make a difference. Nevertheless, it is often hard to engage people to become active and to contribute to the solution by reducing their emissions. Juli Maier reports from a training of trainers on climate change in Berlin.

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Melton Foundation at MIT Panel: Collaborative Innovation Networks

Why do networks matter, and how can we best harness their power to solve today’s global challenges? This question was at the center of a panel discussion held at the 2015 edition of the MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference. Melton Foundation executive director Winthrop Carty was one of the panelists.

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