Global Deeds is devoted to disrupting the cycle of poverty by assisting schools, teachers and corporations in the process of empowering low-income youth through modern educational and employment opportunities. Students develop the skill set needed for personal and career success after going through our training program. We identify at-risk adolescents and based on the needs of the school/center and the situation of each student, we create a customized support system that enables students to reach their potential as financially stable and socially-conscious citizens. With our collaborative network of corporate sponsors and advocates, we will cultivate enthusiasm in the next generation and ultimately reduce poverty rates in the Global Deeds community and beyond.
A GD Hub (Global Deeds Hub) is an afternoon educational program within qualifying high schools, juvenile detention centers, social enterprises, NGOs, and juvenile homes, managed by the institution in collaboration with and sponsored by Global Deeds Foundation. Here students take advantage of our training in collaboration with other NGOs & corporations, become certified in business, computers and personal development (DigiWork program), to later be matched with opportunities via our portal.
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 students 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 certificate programs, funding or an in-kind donation request of equipment could be provided in order to conduct the programs.
Global Deeds is composed of a group of socially-conscious professionals with a wide range of experience within the fields of nonprofit and industrial management, medical sciences, computer science, the arts, finance, economics, law and education. At this time, we are recruiting new board members. For more information, please contact Katherine Montero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2014, The Global Deeds’ Speaker Series (GDSS) took place for the first time. During this event a group of guest speakers shared their remarkable stories with students LIVE from their respective sites, and everyone with online access was able to see it. This event is shared with the different high schools, employment training offices, orphanages and other collaborators. Our intention is to expand our reach to as many people as possible and provide a source of inspiration and encouragement for students living in poverty or going through difficult situations with their personal lives, which often interferes with their professional advancement. We want them to see how others, who may have gone through similar situations, were able to overcome those obstacles and succeeded at pursuing their passions.
Global Deeds Foundation is a public charitable organization, which was registered in 2005 in the state of Massachusetts and became a 501 (c)(3) in 2008. The name “Global Deeds” is what is used to identify the entire “hybrid” organization (social enterprise). We work to empower youth living in poverty and our support entails providing training services, scholarships and awards through Global Deeds Foundation and employment (and other kinds of opportunities) through Global Deeds.
We are operating using temporary meeting sites located in Salem, Lawrence and Boston, MA, Miami, FL and New York, NY. Our programs take place within the public schools we collaborate with and our headquarters office is in Boston.
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There is a nomination system that is managed by teachers and administrators within public schools and in collaboration with other NGOs. If you are a student who wishes to get nominated, please visit your guidance counselor’s office and discuss the possibility of a nomination with your guidance counselor or a teacher.