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Ball State Daily

Global Brigades sells grilled cheese to fundraise

November 2, 2015

The organization has been selling grilled cheese since Fall 2013, said Kasey Burchett, chairperson of the organization. It sets up shop during the Fall Semester on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m, when there is heavy foot traffic in the Village. Each brigade takes turns selling the sandwiches to raise money for their specific section…“People that are intoxicated spend a lot more money on food, so it’s a really good sale for us,” Petricevic said. “It is a lot of fun. We all really have a good time.”

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The Brown Daily Herald

A capella battle supports Global Brigades outreach in Honduras

November 18, 2015

Brown’s Global Brigades organized Saturday night’s event to help fund the group’s Winter Medical Trip to Honduras. Lanpher, a member of the group’s executive board, said the board was inspired by the riff-off in “Pitch Perfect” while brainstorming fundraising ideas at a meeting.”  “It’s a very expensive trip,” she said. Besides flight and program costs, much of the trip’s expenses come from the cost of medications, she added.

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Elon University News

School of Health Sciences Hosts Vitals Workshop in Preparation of Global Medical Brigade's Trip to Nicaragua 2016

November 19, 2015

Members of the Global Medical Brigades learned how to take blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate in preparation for skills needed on a service trip to Nicaragua this coming August. In addition, they enhanced their knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations by playing jeopardy with the DPT and PA student volunteers.

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The Vector

A Message from NJIT’s Chapter of Global Brigades

December 10, 2015

The little things we take for granted can impact less fortunate people and brighten their whole day. Being a volunteer and giving back to people all over the world in this manner is a rare opportunity, and being able to partake in this trip for a good cause taught Shruti and her friends so much.

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Onward State

Global Medical Brigades Provide Healthcare In Panama Over Spring Break

March 29, 2016

More than 40 students from Penn State Hershey’s chapter of the Global Medical Brigades traveled to Yaviza, Panama to implement sustainable health programs and educate the community. As the largest student-led social responsibility movement in the world, the mission of the National Global Brigades is to enable volunteers to assist under-resourced communities and work together towards a more equal planet. “It truly felt like we were a small part of a large-scale continued effort to make an impact,” said Sarayna Schock, a student in the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine who attended the brigade.

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Michigan State The University Record

Spring break students return with tales of service, career connections

March 14, 2016

It happens every spring: Hundreds of U-M students trade the traditional spring break sun-fun experience for service or career-related activities organized by schools and units. Students learn more about their field and the working world outside the classroom.

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The Odyssey Online

Why You Should Join Global Brigades

June 6, 2016

Last fall, I made the decision to join Boston University’s chapter of Global Water Brigades and I can genuinely say it was one of the best decisions I made thus far in my life. Being a part of Global Brigades has opened my eyes to many problems throughout the world, as well as different perspectives. I have experienced this on community service trips in the past—but not in nearly the same way.

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International Examiner

Domingo and Viernes scholarship memorializes social justice legacy

July 7, 2016

Stephanie Velasco (June 2016 Brigade Volunteer in Nicaragua) is the first recipient of the Silme Domingo Gene Viernes Scholarship. “Velasco wasted no time getting to work on her dreams of international social work after graduation. She flew to Nicaragua the night after donning her cap and gown, and helped build sanitation facilities for Global Brigades, an international nonprofit focused on health and economic inequality.”

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Eagle News

Florida Gulf Coast University Global Medical Brigades in Nicaragua

July 21, 2016

During the summer, college students do a lot. From spending time with old friends to vacations with family, the three months that constitute summer vacation can seem as open as the ocean. However, most students don’t spend their time in Nicaragua shadowing doctors and administering medicine to those in need. For Global Medical Brigades, a registered student organization on campus that encompasses pre-med students who partner with local agencies to provide medical care, this is the norm. On Monday, May 2, 33 students and two faculty members left Miami International Airport and headed to Nicaragua, armed with pharmaceutical supplies and medication.

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The Odyssey Online

GB at University of Kentucky

August 16, 2016

Global Brigades started as a medical relief organization for impoverished communities abroad but has now grown to include eight other types of brigades; including Public Health, Dental, and Engineering. Global Brigades is a secular non-profit organization that relies on student and professional volunteers to promote a holistic method when providing aid. The holistic method educates and empowers the members of the community to continue the work that Global Brigades began when the student-led brigades have left the country. Using this method allows the aid the volunteers bring to have a lasting impact!

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