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Together, We Will Change the World!

by Cheryl L. Brenn, HOBY Chief International Programs Officer This week two important, global events are occurring simultaneously. The 75th General Assembly of the United Nations and Global Goals Week. Both of these events are dramatically altered this year in the shadow of COVID-19, however, the work of both is more important than ever. The […]

Recognizing and Appreciating Volunteers

By Rose Santini, Chief National Programs Officer National Volunteer Week debuted in the United States in 1974 and has continued to grow every year since. In his proclamation declaring National Volunteer Week, President Richard Nixon urged all Americans to observe the week by seeking out a volunteer opportunity. He also called upon all communities to […]

Gratitude in a Time of Crisis

by Cheryl Brenn, HOBY Chief International Programs Officer There is no doubt we are in the midst of a global health crisis.  We are navigating, continually changing environments and situations, some of which we couldn’t even imagine just a week or two ago.  Ask any high school or college student if they thought they would […]

HOBY 2019: A Year in Review with the CEO

“HOBY taught me how to be a good leader, that being a leader means not only being connected with others but also connected to the world.” Azra Gokdenir 2019 HOBY Turkey Ambassador   I am writing this while returning from HOBY’s first-ever seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, at Darusaffaka, a school for low-income orphans and children who […]