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In Association With

Salzburg Global Seminar

sgs-associate-button_blackThe Global Citizenship Alliance was founded as an independent organization to continue, strengthen and expand the work of Salzburg Global Seminar’s successful Global Citizenship Program. As such the GCA continues to work in association with Salzburg Global in ways that are mutually beneficial to the GCA’s Statement of Purpose around global citizenship education and Salzburg Global’s commitment to global citizenship as well as its ongoing seminars focused on education. Salzburg Global has a long history of undertaking programs on innovation, excellence and equity in higher education – from the Universities Project and Visiting Advisors Program which worked with universities in the former Soviet Union to better operate under changing circumstances to the more recent series of seminars aimed at increasing educational access, opportunity, and success for underrepresented student populations worldwide.

The GCA is proud to be a part of this legacy and to continue working in association with Salzburg Global on common goals and projects.

Mellon Global Citizenship Program

The Mellon Global Citizenship Program (M-GCP) of the Salzburg Global Seminar supports thirty-six colleges and universities representing select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) in their ongoing efforts to develop, implement and expand global citizenship education activities on their campuses and in collaboration with others involved in the M-GCP. It builds on the work of the Mellon Fellow Community Initiative (see report here). The M-GCP aims to enable cross-institutional activities, establish a framework for ongoing cooperation between M-GCP institutions, and pave the way to the establishment of an independent consortium dedicated to long-term collaborative global citizenship education activities. This is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Because the M-GCP was an outgrowth of the Global Citizenship Program, its mission, vision and format are similar and complementary to the GCA’s programs. Many M-GCP partner schools have also been involved in the GCP.

GCA Team members David Goldman and Jochen Fried continue to work on the M-GCP on a contract basis as Co-Manager and Senior Advisor respectively.


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