Since its founding, the DC Center for Global Education and Leadership (CGEL) operated as a very small nonprofit without paid staff – but with a big vision. Now, as Globalize DC, they are working intently on building their capacity to advance this agenda and put Globalize DC on a pathway to become an effective, sustainable, appropriately resourced organization that can fulfill its mission with fidelity.
Increasingly their local hometown DC is embracing its identity as a global city. They need to incorporate the city’s young people in that vision. They believe that DC, taking full advantage of the city’s unique resources, can and should become a national model for equipping its young people with the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and experiences that will prepare them to successfully compete and participate in their increasingly globalized and interconnected world.
Globalize DC is dedicated to providing the impetus, thought leadership, determined focus, expertise, and institutional capacity to move DC’s K-12 global education efforts to the next level. Their mission is to mobilize the city’s wealth of global resources to increase access for DC public school students to high quality global education and world language learning opportunities. At all times they promote a strategic, systemic, and equitable approach, working collaboratively with partners and the public education system. They are particularly concerned with creating solutions that will reduce barriers to access for underserved students and schools, and that will support sustainable pathways to college and careers in global fields.
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