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Alliance Partners

Our Partner institutions and Alumni represent the broadest possible spectrum of U.S. higher Education. For the Alliance, two Features of our community stand out: diversity and inclusion.

Our participants come from some of the largest urban community colleges and some of the smallest rural liberal arts colleges in the U.S.; from typical public universities and private institutions. An engineering or biology student might sit and learn next to someone studying social work or nursing; a dean of a business school next to an adjunct professor from the music department, an LGBTQ activist next to a climate change skeptic. It takes the knowledge and involvement of all of these individuals to transform colleges and universities into sites of global citizenship education. Cross-national, cross-campus, inter-disciplinary engagement is critical to success.

From the beginning, community colleges have been a driving force within the Alliance (overall, more than half of the total number of participants in the Alliance’s programs came via community colleges). By bringing the very best and brightest of their students to an academically rigorous program, community colleges add an enormous wealth of diversity to our seminars which enriches the exploration of the multiple dimensions of global citizenship. Discussions change when they include the voices and perspectives of “Dreamers”, minorities, socio-economically disadvantaged students, veterans, students who are parents or who both study and work full-time. Thanks to the ongoing strong commitment of community colleges to the Alliance, it is not unusual for a seminar to include participants from over ten different countries who often bear witness to the impact of rapid globalization from the viewpont of developing or emerging economies.

Participating Universities and Colleges Between 2012-2017

Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Bennett College, Greensboro, NC

Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY

California State University, Fullerton, CA

Casper College, Casper, WY

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA

Houston Community College System, Houston, TX

King University, Bristol, TN

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY

Leigh High School, San José, CA

Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge, LA

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

Murray State University, Murray, KY

Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY

San Diego Community College District, San Diego, CA

San José City College, San José, CA

San José State University, San José, CA

Seminole State College, Sanford, FL

St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Trident Technical College, North Charleston, SC

University of California Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

University of California, San Francisco, CA

University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada

University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV


News and Views

Alliance Alumna Gives Commencement Speech at University of Hawai'i

In 2014 Annabelle Le Jeune came to our Program as a participant with a group of 50 Miami Dade College students. Last year, she returned to work with us as an Intern on our student programs. It truly was a pleasure to welcome her back. Here's what she said about her commencement speech:" "It took nearly 24 years, but at the end of 2017 I finally weaved my own story together and shared it in front of thousands of people—something I’ve never done before. I was nervous, I was excited, and most of all, honored. This 7-minute speech was composed of lifelong confusion, challenges, worldly opportunities, and the little things. If you know you know. I’m still overwhelmed by all the feedback, and still so happy to have represented my Fall class of 2017 at UH Manoa."

How Tough Is It to Change a Culture of Harassment? Ask Women at Ford

"In recent months, as women have spoken out about harassment - at media companies and technology start-ups, in the entertainment industry and on Capital Hill - they have spurred quick action, with accused men toppling from lofty positions, corporations pledging change and lawmakers promising new protections. But much less attention has been focused on the plight of blue-collar workers, like those on Ford's factory floors. After the #MeToo movement opened a global floodgate of accounts of mistreatment, a former Chicago worker proposed a new campaign: "#WhatAboutUs." NY Times