Global Outreach is a program under the auspices of the Office of Mission and Ministry at Fordham University. Global Outreach is a student-led program that provides cultural immersion and service experiences that seek to educate participants in the areas of social, environmental, political and economic justice, while living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth. We send teams of students consisting of approximately ten students, one student leader, and one chaperone to serve in and learn from communities in approximately thirty locations throughout the United States and countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Global Outreach teams travel to collaborate with our partnering organizations during winter, spring, and summer break. Projects partner with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity in Waynesburg, PA and the Center for Global Education in Nicaragua and focus on topics such as education, housing, healthcare, and gender. Offering a broader context of systems of inequality and injustice, Global Outreach challenges students to return from their projects with more questions than answers. Teams seek to build long-term relationships of solidarity between Fordham University and the communities they visit. Upon their return from the project, participants serve as peer educators for the broader Fordham community.
Global Outreach also organizes the annual spring programming series called Learning to Experience Global Outreach, or LEGO, for those who are unable to participate in a project and for those who wish to continue to participate in the Global Outreach community through learning about and reflecting on injustice. Each spring, Global Outreach identifies a theme for LEGO that addresses the interests of the Fordham College at Lincoln Center community. Past themes have included immigrant rights and maternal health.
To learn more about the Global Outreach program, please visit our website at: www.forhdam.edu/go
Paul Francis, Director
Tel: (212) 636-6269
Fax: (212) 636-7212