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why Mexico

After visiting Ecuador in 2017, Cambodia in 2018, and Thailand in 2019, our 2020 project involves traveling to the California-Mexico border, where students will learn about the rich relationship and history between the cities of Tijuana and San Diego. Students … Continue reading

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Kiwanis of Newburgh does it again!

Here we are in the final months of fundraising for our border study in San Diego and Tijuana.  This can be a stressful time of year, as we work to make sure every detail is thought of, and the students … Continue reading

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Mae Rim Village

While in Thailand, we went to a hill tribe village and we encountered an experience that was unforgettable. We got to this village not knowing anything about what we were going to do and we ended up being greeted by … Continue reading

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Siam Insect Museum

Going to the insect museum was a very unexpected but great experience. We are both definitely not fans of bugs but we’re able to step out of our comfort zone and experience something really cool. Before going we were scared … Continue reading

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Cave Explorations

The walk in was about a mile through the jungle, as we walked Kim stopped and talked to us about how the caves were formed. He explained to us how the cave ceiling was the floor of a sea millions … Continue reading

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Visiting Wat Phadharabhirom

So far, getting to see some of the sacred temples of Chiang Mai was a whole different experience compared to the rest of the trip. Learning about the teachings of Buddhism and getting to see the inside of the temples … Continue reading

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Thank you to Kiwanis of Newburgh!

The staff and 2019 cohort of Global to Local are super grateful for the support of Kiwanis of Newburgh!  For the second year in a row, their generous donation will help fund student volunteer work abroad, and in our city … Continue reading

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Mid Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union supports Global to Local

People of all ages had a blast at our recent event, enjoying the music from DJ Mizz Official, placing bids for song requests, playing corn hole and taking their chances on the raffles.  Caroline and Vicki worked tirelessly to help … Continue reading

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Greater Newburgh Rotary Supports Global to Local for the Second Year

We couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of local non-profit organizations like Greater Newburgh Rotary Club! This is the second year in a row that they have supported the efforts of our young scholars to make a … Continue reading

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Thank you to Finkelstein and Partners

Last week, Partner from Finkelstein & Partners, Personal Injury Attorneys Nancy Morgan represented the firm while presenting Newburgh Free Academy student Matthew Wasson with a donation towards Global to Local’s partnership program with Into the Wild.  We are so grateful for their … Continue reading

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