Legal Empowerment: A Wedding to Remember in El Espinito, Honduras

On May 17, 2019, students from the University of Southern California’s Legal Empowerment group of volunteers attended a wedding in El Espinito in the department of El Paraíso, Honduras.

Research With Global Brigades: Women’s Health Matters, Period.

Getting involved with women’s health research on and off brigade helped shape Olivia’s career goals. Learn more about research opportunities with Global Brigades.

Unpacking GB Buzzwords: Holistic Model, Sustainable Development, Empowerment

If you’ve ever heard of Global Brigades, you’ve probably heard buzzwords like Holistic Model, community empowerment, sustainable development, etc. But what do these words actually mean? How does GB take these phrases and turn them into actionable steps toward solving health and e…

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All in a Weekend’s Work: Medical Alumni Brigades

We plan to engage hundreds of healthcare professionals and graduate students on Medical Alumni Brigades in the next five years and beyond. Participate in a brigade that fits your schedule and specialty as you tap into your passion for providing healthcare in rural Honduran commun…

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Medical Brigades with Specialized Care: Dermatology

When you sit down and talk with Dr. Jon Lee about his GB career you can see the passion and love he has for the organization. He often would say that Global Brigades “launched [his] career into medicine”. With the intention to return to Honduras on a brigade, he pitched the idea …

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Create a Legacy: How to Become a GB Campus Chairperson

Global Brigades is able to make an immense impact because of our dedicated leaders and volunteers. One special leadership opportunity is the role of Campus Chairperson. Global Brigades Campus Chairpersons assume the highest leadership position on campus by overseeing all GB Chapt…

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The Porcelain Protest: Flushing Away Water and Sanitation Inequalities

As a long-time partner of Global Brigades Honduras, the Water and Engineering Chapter at Penn State University has collaborated with the WASH Program and its goals since 2010. As part of one of the largest Global Brigades Chapters in the world, Penn State Water Brigades has contr…

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It Takes a Village: How Partnerships Maximize Our Holistic Model in Honduras

Have you ever heard of the saying “It takes a village?” Not only is this the case for Global Brigades, it’s much more. For Global Brigades programming to succeed with the Holistic Model, it takes collaboration with partner communities, local and international staff members, volun…

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From Volunteer to Staff: Shaping an Impactful Career

Having helped coordinate and support 321 brigades in 2018 alone, our Program Associates are key team members of the Global Brigades family. The link between the international team and local staff, Program Associates uphold the Global Brigades values and are strong advocates of th…

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Measuring the Impact We Make: GB’s Approach to Monitoring & Evaluation

What if you were told that your volunteer efforts were not having as big of an impact as you had hoped? What about a bigger impact? Monitoring impact is an essential part of sustainable development work. Read Liz’s blog about her firsthand experience with Global Brigades’ Monitor…

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