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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

GCA Alumna Organizes Walk for Freedom in Irving, TX

Jessica Estrada, Dallas County Community College District, North Lake College (Alumna of Global Citizenship Faculty and Administrators Seminar 12, 2017): "(…) We had more than 150 participants show up to raise awareness for human trafficking through A21's annual awarenes and fundraising event, Walk For Freedom. We surpassed our fundraising goal of $5,000 and raised $6,819. (…) A21 is a global nonprofit that has been fighting against modern-day slavery for the last 10 years. They have 14 offices in 12 different countries. This year was their 5th Walk For Freedom, and more than 450 cities and more than 30,000 individuals around the world participated on October 20 in their local cities to make a global impact. We are thrilled over the success of the event here in our city and college. Several students volunteered and participated, and many citizens from the community came out as well. (…) Thank you for inspiring us to globalize our college and beyond!" Walk For Freedom, Irving TX A21