ENewsletter March 2012
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ENewsletter March 2012

Spring is here at last—the universal symbol of hope. In a way, hope is what the Foundation is all about: providing hope to the next generation of leaders by supporting global education and the wider community. Of course, we could not pursue this mission without the help and support of so many others, from our associates and travel partners to community leaders and travelers. In this issue of our ENewsletter, you'll read stories of the many ways people are spreading that message of hope … by improving schools in South Africa … helping inner-city youth say "no" to gang violence … serving meals to students … honoring the memory of a loved one … and more.

Traveling for Change
Foundation News

Update on Giving to Japan

It was just a year ago that a devastating earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan. We reflect on efforts to provide support in the aftermath.
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Last Chance to Join 12-Day Program in 2012

There are just a few spaces remaining on our Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures People-to-People program, which visits the capital of Havana, the harbor town of Cienfuegos, and colonial Trinidad.
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders

We believe that true leadership can come from anywhere—from boardrooms to classrooms, from City Hall to city streets. It takes guts to change the world … and our leaders are helping to do so, each in their own unique way.

Jon Feinman
Executive Director & Founder, InnerCity Weightlifting
What kind of career would you expect for a self-described "undersized athlete" from a predominately white, middle-class college town in Massachusetts? Founding an organization aimed at turning around the lives of gang members in Boston's most violent neighborhoods might be your last guess. But that's exactly what Jon Feinman did.
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Have you visited a Grand Circle Foundation-supported school or village? Tell us your story.

We also want to see more of your experiences through your photographs of Grand Circle Foundation visits. Email us your .jpeg files, and you could be featured on our website or in our promotional materials.

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Featured Project Update
New Desks for Schoolchildren in Tanzania

With a special donation made in memory of a gifted teacher, we're making learning easier for students half a world away. More >>

Generous Traveler

A Parting Gift

OAT traveler Randy Larrimore found a fitting way to honor his wife's memory while also helping schoolchildren in Guatemala. More>>

Community Service

A Day in the Life of Zimbabwe

Trip Leader training includes community service to two primary schools. More>>

Too Many Cooks? Not at West End House

Boston's community service team helps provide a hot meal to disadvantaged students in an after-school program. More>>