Judy Cook: A Woman of Hope

This #GivingTuesday, the GoAbroad Foundation has the amazing opportunity to not only work with Hope Home, but also personally connect with the wonderful woman who started it all!  Superhero, Judy Cook is here to take us on a beautiful journey, and share with us how Hope Home started and walk us through what it has blossomed into today. What inspired…

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Hope Bilingual Academy’s One Woman Army

Patricia driving kids home

“So, you’re a teacher and a principal. Anything else?” I asked Patricia Shronce, who, in February 2013, founded the Hope Bilingual Academy in La Concepción, Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the second most impoverished country in the Americas, but there are incredible people, like Patricia, who are eradicating poverty through education. “I’m also a mother, a grandma, a sign language teacher, a…

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The GoAbroad Foundation’s Innovation in Philanthropy Award Finalists for 2016

Each year GoAbroad hosts the prestigious Innovation Awards during the Annual NAFSA Conference to recognize innovative organizations, individuals, and projects in the field of international education. In 2015, the Innovation in Philanthropy category was added, sponsored by the GoAbroad Foundation, in order to highlight many of the great philanthropic efforts in international education. This award recognizes philanthropic efforts that have…

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Fundraising for the People of Syria

Samantha is not your average relief worker. She is not part of some major relief organization like the United Nations or someone with a masters degree in international development. She is a 20-something year old Canadian with a heart for helping others and the spontaneity that has allowed her to travel across the world to places in the deepest need…

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Impactful Generosity: A Sponsor Testimonial

Making the decision to sponsor a child is making the decision to build a future for a child you have never met. It is a selfless act, and one that not only changes the lives of each child, but also their family, and consequently, the sponsors themselves. Child sponsorship programs are common across the developing world, but what makes them…

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GapLabs Gives Back

On May 25th the GoAbroad team in the Philippines, collectively known as GapLabs, joined together to provide an incredible day of fun for the children from the community near our office. From storytelling, to games, to spaghetti, and of course, school supplies, the kids (and staff) had an amazing day full of fun and laughs. Special thanks to the GapLabs…

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Our Hidden Volunteer – April’s GoAbroad Foundation Philanthropist of the Month

There are some people who expect to receive attention and glory for their volunteer work, and are unhappy if they don’t get it. Then there are other people who believe strongly in a cause and want to do anything they can to support it, and don’t care a bit about acknowledgment or praise. Our Philanthropist of the Month for April…

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Architecture for Humanity: Reconizing Architects Dedicated to Philanthropy

After Typhoon Haiyan ravaged through the Philippines, the GoAbroad Foundation was faced with a partner in desperate need of international aid. The tasks laid out in front of us seemed insurmountable, with multiple community centers, hundreds of homes, and thousands of lives to rebuild. Then came Architecture for Humanity (AFH). Connected to us through an old student of our Founder, Elisa…

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