With a mission to provide awareness to opportunities, particularly for youth living in poverty, we are working to help attain two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) described by the United Nations (#4-Quality Education and #1-Ending Poverty), hence the name of our capital campaign #IMPACT41. We focus on providing modern education and employment opportunities to youth living within under-privileged areas. For more information about the SDGs, please visit www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment.
How does Global Deeds work?
Our pipeline consists of the following steps:
- Evaluating /Evolving
What does Global Deeds do? What is a GD Hub?
A GD Hub (Global Deeds Hub) is an afternoon educational program within qualifying high schools, juvenile detention centers, social enterprises, NGOs, and juvenile homes. A GD Hub is managed by the institution in collaboration with and sponsored by the Global Deeds Foundation.
The following are the components of a GD Hub:
- The DigiWork Academy, where students become certified in business, computers, and personal development, to later be matched with opportunities via our portal
- Teacher Certification Program through the Cisco Networking Academy
- Educational field trips, where students get to visit colleges and universities, for example
- Fun activities, such as scavenger hunts, testing VR/AR equipment used for new lesson plans, “whine and dine”, playing sports, going to a live basketball or baseball game, talent night, visiting museums, volunteer opportunities, among other activities
- “The Global Deeds Speaker Series (GDSS)” and “Speak Up!” events, where students get a chance to voice out their opinions on various issues that affect them and interact with highly successful people and decision-makers
- Opportunity search/ job matching services via Global Deeds, Inc. where employers meet students and job opportunities are abundant
Constant participation of sponsored teachers in the program is also a requirement (for example, serving as chaperones for activities or assisting with workshops).
Due to the nature of the operations of certain institutions, there are cases in which all that a GD Hub offers cannot be fully implemented, for example, if the teens are only present for a limited amount of time, and not an entire academic year. If an institution does not have a computer lab but is interested in the DigiWork Academy certificate program, funding or an in-kind donation request of equipment could be provided in order to conduct the programs. A typical team is composed of:
- A minimum of 25 students per institution
- Two teachers and three other Program Development Committee members
- College interns (as needed)
- High school juniors / senior teacher assistants (as needed)
- Computer lab (both Mac and PC) with capacity for at least 25 students at a time, scanner, projector and a printer
Students start by becoming leaders of their own lives through the development of new skills. The GD Hub focuses on teaching students how to be self-sufficient and active citizens.
We intend to help students in:
- Improving their self-esteem
- Improving their likelihood of obtaining dignifying work
- Improving their probabilities of attending reputable educational institutions at the college and graduate levels
In order to help attain the SDGs #4 and #1, we focus on the following two components of the Global Deeds hybrid model (nonprofit/for-profit):