Author: Justine Yu

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Everything You Need to Know About the Alumni Project Fund

Every year, our Alumni Project Fund provides kick-starter grants to ignite solutions to some of our world’s most pressing problems. We’ve put together a couple of videos to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Project Fund but were too afraid to

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Catch OG at the Women in Travel Summit!

For the second year in a row, OG is teaming up with the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) – the premier conference for women travel bloggers, global explorers, and travel industry entrepreneurs! Organized by Wanderful, WITS aims to create an empowering and supportive environment for women

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Lost in Transition: Reassessing Our Systems for Accountability

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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2015 Partnership Report

As we ramp up for yet another summer of great adventure and positive impact, we know how important it is to look back on our experiences. As such, it is with great excitement that we present our 2015 Partnership Report. In the summer of 2015, our backpacktivists

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2015 Alumni Project Fund Winner

Operation Groundswell’s Alumni Project Fund was created to support our alumni in their quest to create positive change around the world, while continuing to engage with OG and our global community. This year, our Alumni Project Fund Committee received yet another batch of strong proposals for

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Ripples of Change: Impacting Alumni, Impacting Communities

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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Engaging Youth through Storytelling: OG + INKspire

At Operation Groundswell, we know the power of storytelling to create connections, challenge assumptions, and spark critical conversations. That’s why we’ve partnered with INKspire, a non-profit organization that strives to inspire and engage youth by providing a dedicated publishing platform to share their stories, thoughts, and

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Building Our Shared Future with Tiny Toones

Tiny Toones Cambodia’s mission is to provide a safe, positive environment for at‐risk youth in Phnom Penh to channel their energy and creativity into the arts and education, specifically through hip-hop dance. They seek to empower these children to build self‐confidence in their daily lives, aim for better employment possibilities, and feel supported pursuing their dreams.

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Shattering the White Saviour Complex and Celebrating Women in India

For the past three years, Operation Groundswell’s Gender & Religion program in India has been involved in organizing a speaker series to highlight the inspiring work of our partner organizations in Delhi and the surrounding area. The speakers who participate in this conference represent organizations that are dedicated to advancing women’s rights all across India. For two days, our teams engaged with activists and grassroots organizations driving change within their local communities and beyond.

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Critically Assessing Community Engagement with RWEYOWA

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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Eleanor Hein Caught the Flight!

With over a thousand applications pouring in for our summer programs, we are so excited to announce that we have our early bird winner! Eleanor Hein was randomly selected as our early bird winner, which means her round-trip flight to join our Guatemala: Mayan Roots team is

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We’re Speaking at the Women in Travel Summit!

OG is headed to California, baby!! That’s right! We’ve teamed up with the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) – the premier conference for women travel bloggers, global explorers, and travel industry entrepreneurs! Organized by the good folks at Wanderful, WITS aims to create an empowering and

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The Early Bird Catches the Flight!

We’re excited to announce that anyone who applies before our early bird deadline on February 26 will be automagically entered in a raffle to win a free trip with OG. All you gotta do is tell us where you wanna go. It’s really that easy!

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