Student leaders and representatives from the Global Peace Foundation devised proposals to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at Fordham University on November 13, 2013.
The“GPF 2015 Leadership Initiative,” the name given to this project, aims to put in action the themes of innovation, moral leadership, and entrepreneurship towards a more sustainable, peaceful future. These themes were first introduced at the International Young Leaders Assembly(IYLA) held in the summer of 2013, bringing over 400 young leaders from around the world to the United Nations.
Fordham University senior Sama Habib, who first met GPF at the IYLA, hosted student leaders from Cornell, Pace, New York University, and Harvard University at the meeting on Wednesday. The afternoon included breakout discussions based on students interests in specific U.N. Millennium Goals. Major areas included eradication of extreme poverty and hunger and global partnerships for development.Read more...
The Global Peace Foundation was awarded the National Promising Practices Award at the Character Education Partnership (CEP) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. for their middle-school mentoring program, Leadership Academy, on October 25, 2013.
The Atlanta-based program—run by the education arm of GPF, LeadIn—engages middle school and college students with competencies that develop their leadership, creativity and integrity for success in school, home, workplace and community.
The program supports students through activities that encourage them to excel academically and socially, and achieve college and career goals. College students from area universities serve as mentors and facilitators modeling leadership and academic excellence for their young peers.
The Character Education Partnership sponsors the annual conference to showcase innovative best practices that are having an impact across the nation and abroad. Some of this year’s winning practices include unique anti-bullying programs, creative ways to integrate character and academic subjects, effective strategies for developing student leadership, and activities that build community – within the school and beyond. CEP encourages educators with similar needs to learn from and even replicate these successful initiatives.Read more...
On October 1, 2013, Global Peace Foundation-USA led an interactive exploratory meeting, “Less Talk, More Do: A Plan of Action for Peace,” at City College of New York. International Studies Director of CCNY, Dr. Griselda Rodriguez, graciously hosted student leaders from Fordham University, Cornell, Pace, New York University, and Harvard University.
The meeting served as a follow-up from the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) which convened at the United Nations in August 2013. Many of the students and young professionals who attended IYLA were eager to be a part of the follow-up meeting and to sustain the relationships and insights that were acquired previously.
The meeting focused on creating action steps towards peace and advancing partnerships and collaborations on a local level between students and peace organizations. The exploratory meeting empowered students to apply their current knowledge towards efforts in peace-building.Read more...
“People of faith are the ones with the ability to grow great flowers from the refuse of the world, whose petals are the leaves of the healing of the nations, and whose stems are straight with the righteousness of the transcendent reality.”
Dr. Howard Trulear
National Faith Leaders Summit
October 12, 2011
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