Inspire African American college students to study abroad, driving a drastic increase in the number of students of color who do so and thereby transforming the face of America abroad.
The National Center for Global Engagement was formerly The Bardoli Global Initiative, named after the site of an historic 1937 intercultural exchange between Mahatma Gandhi and the prominent African American leaders who helped to inspire the American civil rights movement. Its mission is to “transform the face of America abroad” by using culturally-relevant marketing strategies in combination with partnerships across multiple sectors in order to drastically increase the number of African American students who go abroad each year to 150,000 by the year 2017. Although American college students live in a society whose economic and social realities increasingly demand intercultural competencies and international exposure, just 2 percent of eligible U.S. undergraduates study abroad each year. While African Americans represent 12 percent of the total U.S. college population, over the past 10 years, they have consistently represented only 3 percent of students participating in education abroad programs.
Anthony Jewett is a social sector professional with knowledge and domain expertise in educational systems, nonprofit leadership, collective impact, strategic partnerships, social impact strategy, social equity and venture capitlization through varied sources and structures.
Anthony is an Innovation Fellow at the Movement Strategy Center and team lead for MSC Enterprise working on impact investing and social enterprise. He has held leadership roles at Tides as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Partnerships for the Collective Impact Forum at FSG. He also managed an interjurisdictional partnership between California’s Governors Office and the Province of Ontario to establish the state’s first social stock exchange.
Anthony began his career as a Teach For America corps member and a Fellow with The Zeist Foundation, Inc. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Morehouse College and a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University.
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