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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 2012-2019

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 Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

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

2019 Global Conference on Teacher Education for Education for Sustainable Development

This conference will bring together ESD and GCED experts with policy makers, teacher educators and other practitioners in education to explore, discuss, and develop locally relevant strategies to systemically implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) as called for in Sustainable Development Goal 4.7, the Global Education 2030 Agenda and other UN policies that our nations have agreed to carry out between 2020 and 2030.  The conference will be the first global meeting to recognize the goals and the designated framework entitled ‘Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030) being launched in June 2020 in Berlin, Germany. The conference will focus on the role of embedding ESD and GCED within formal education systems, seeking existing successful practices and identifying their potential for policy reform and other education legislations. Special interest groups will focus on aspects such as: Embedding ESD and GCED in elementary and secondary education, Online teaching approaches engaging and accessing those in remote or underserved regions, ESD as a potential to enhance education and training systems for Indigenous youth, ESD and GCED in early childhood care and education. For further information on the call for papers and free registration, please see the  _FINAL Flyer_2019 Global Conference