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Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo

Remember those fifteen students who traveled to Quito, Ecuador, last year?  On May 19, they hosted the Newburgh Youth Leadership Summit and Enlightenment Expo, and it was amazing to see all of their efforts and planning pay off!  Who know … Continue reading

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Eight Days and Counting!

We had our final meeting yesterday to prepare for departure, and we are beyond excited!  Our final itinerary, courtesy of Kim White and Into the Wild, includes exploring Angkor Wat and the historic sites of Phnom Penh, three days of … Continue reading

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Researching Grassroots work in Cambodia

As we began doing our research into grassroots organizations in Cambodia working to make positive social change, we came across two which we thought were important to share.  We are so excited for this trip and can’t wait to see … Continue reading

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Best of the Hudson Valley Gift Basket Raffles

If you are looking for a way to support Newburgh Youth and you LOVE dining, shopping, sightseeing and meandering around either Newburgh or Beacon, we have an amazing opportunity for you to do both!  Our Best of Newburgh and Best … Continue reading

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a short documentary about our time in Ecuador

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A Different Way of Being: Our Visit to Indigenous Village 235

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School Home and Abroad

by Cindy Vaquero and Kevin Rothman One of the highlights so far has been our work with the children in the after school program at Casa Victoria. On the first day, we were excited and nervous for the local children to … Continue reading

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Exploring Quito

JAYSWAN: “Elise was so excited that it was her birthday!!!! To start off the day, all of us gathered in the dining room to surprise her with flowers and a song.” The ten minute ride up the Teleferico not only … Continue reading

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En Espanol, por favor!

Being outside the United States, especially in a country where people primarily speak a different language, poses many difficulties. Simple situations can easily become a hassle. Buying food, telling a taxi where to go and talking to children, become much … Continue reading

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Adapting to Communal Living

While some people might not be used to living close to each other, some people are. Communal living can be hard for those who prefer to be alone. Introverts have a difficult time being around many people for too long. … Continue reading

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