RESOLVING HEALTH & ECONOMIC DISPARITIES

we empower communities to reduce inequalities

15 of 637 Communities Inaugurated as an Empowered Community

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Community Health Workers Trained

Working together to build
Empowered Communities since 2004

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countries with local teams

84.852

volunteers

637

partner communities

$148,797,145

raised

Global Brigades on NPR

Despite The Pandemic, Global Brigades Is Still Connecting Students To Communities Around The World

Among more than 500 university and high school groups participating, there are chapters at UW-Milwaukee, Marquette, UW-Madison and MSOE. But now, instead of flying to countries like Ghana, Nicaragua and Panama, students are “traveling” there virtually — through “TeleBrigades” and “Telesquads.”

Shital Vora is the co-founder and CEO of Global Brigades. In 2003, Vora was completing her degree to become a physical therapist focused on orthopedics and sports medicine at Marquette University. Her program was rigorous and prevented her from studying abroad for an extended period of time.

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Unlike other poverty alleviation efforts

Holistic Approach

We have focused our programs on key health and economic factors that dramatically boost the well-being of communities when implemented together

Full-Time Local Teams

Skilled local team members work year round to execute programs alongside communities

Community-Led Sustainability

All programs establish local community committees to ensure future funding and maintenance for long term sustainability

Government Collaboration

Collaboration with local governments is crucial to the sustainability of our programs

Funded Through Student Movement

Our admin and programs are fully-funded through our student volunteer movement, so each extra dollar directly supports the programs

A Holistic Model Empowered by a Community of Changemakers

Global Brigades’ grantors, volunteers and team members collaboratively work with community partners to achieve sustainable health and economic goals.

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