“Chelsea Connell and Robyn Metcalfe saw education, community engagement, and social justice come together during the STU Global Brigades water brigade in Honduras. The STU chapter of the international student-led movement spent nine days in Los Terrones, Honduras, working with locals to address concerns about access to clean water, and digging trenches and laying pipes for a new system.”
A pair of Marquette alumni, former undergraduate brigade volunteers, now physicians return to Nicaragua with Global Brigades as health care professionals.
Global Brigades celebrates 15 years of service in rural Central America with Marquette University. What started as an idea from a College of Health Sciences student would quickly grow beyond all expectations.
April 30, 2018
“We try to make a whole community empowered,” Shea described Global Brigades’ mission. “Eventually, they have everything they need to sustain themselves.” He said 11 communities in Honduras have already gained empowered status. Global Brigades teams are then able to concentrate their efforts in other communities.
Learn how students from Arcadia’s Physician Assistant program are impacted by their travels to Nicaragua with Global Brigades to provide medical and public health outreach in rural regions of the country.
With a passion for change, Global Brigades @ Marshall strives to provide business consulting and strategic investment to support under resourced microenterprises in Panama, Ghana, and Honduras. Selected students have the opportunity to participate in a week-long service learning experience and they work with a local micro-enterprise to improve the success and sustainability of the business. This includes living in the rural community for a week, learning about the business, and using business skills to help with marketing, operations, finance, and accounting. Brigade members will work directly with micro-enterprise members, prepare and present workshops, and spend a few days exploring nearby metropolitan areas
June 1, 2014
For most of us, travel provides us with a chance to relax and a firsthand way to explore other lands. While travel broadens our view of the world, few of us make truly life-altering decisions based on a trip out of the country. But don’t tell that to the DePaul students who give their time and talents to Global Brigades (GB), a student-founded, student-run organization that seeks to create positive change globally. Not only are these students helping to change the world for others, but they are also moving their lives in directions many never imagined.
November 18, 2014
It’s cliché, but to be able to travel abroad and first-hand see the difference in culture and lack of resources in these areas is life changing,” he said. “I think people don’t realize what they have and take for granted the environment we live in compared to the rest of the world.”