Catlin Gabel students and faculty-staff members have experience with the following organizations. Please contact Dave Whitson with specific questions.
Nonprofits and service organziations
World Affairs Council of Oregon A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to broadening public understanding of international affairs.
The Omprakash Foundation connects to citizen sector organizations around the globe, offering volunteer opportunities to people wanting to make a difference in the world. Grants are often available.
Medical Teams International Christian-based medical and disaster relief organization working locally and worldwide.
Medical Teams International Disaster Exhibit Here in Tigard, Oregon, this exhibit walks students through models and scenarios of disaster zones.
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania A nonprofit grassroots organization that provides quality, affordable secondary education to underserved indigenous children in rural Tanzania.
World Pulse Global issues through the eyes of women, Portland-based.
Tanzania Children's Fund Alumna Brittany Douglas will volunteer at TCF and is leading a fund-raiser with Middle School students over the next few months for school supplies and clothing.
Mundo Exchange Portland-based nonprofit partnering with Catlin Gabel School students on rural development projects in Chajul, Guatemala.
Limitless Horizons NGO working on social development in Chajul, Guatemala.
Mercy Corps Working toward the eradication of poverty worldwide.
Mercy Corps Action Center Located in downtown Portland, an interactive center dedicated to teaching youth about eradicating poverty.
Design for the Other 90% The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%. Portland, Oregon, hosts this exhibit from October 8, 2009, to February 28, 2010.
Partners in Health (PIR) Working in Peru, Siberia and rural Haiti--at its root, their mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. Tracy Kidder visited Catlin Gabel in 2009 to speak about Mountains Beyond Mountains, a chronicle of Dr. Paul Farmer's work in Haiti, Peru, and Siberia.
Organizations connecting classrooms and students
iEarn International Education and Resource Network, highly used nonprofit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
Epals Connects classrooms around the globe in virtual relationships and project-based learning.
NAIS Challenge 20/20 Connects classes at any grade level from U.S. schools with their counterparts in other countries. Together, teams tackle one of 20 global issues.
Global news and information
Link TV Provides a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the U.S. media.
World Savvy Monitor Designed and written for educators, but is a universal tool for deepening content knowledge of world issues. Provides background, context, and perspectives to help understand conversations in the global community.
Global Issues Facts, stats, articles on global issues and how they are interrelated.
Global service, language, and study abroad organizations
Global Citizen Year A nonprofit organization building a movement of young Americans who engage in a transformative “bridge year” between high school and college. Fully funded global, gap-year program.
Where there be Dragons Dragons programs are authentic, rugged and profound learning adventures that expose the beautiful and complex realities of the countries in which we travel. Featuring extended itineraries, Dragons programs encourage deep immersion into strikingly different physical and cultural landscapes, combining the best in experiential education, travel, service learning, and physically and intellectually challenging experiences.
Mali Exchange Opportunities for students to study abroad in Mali or attend a winter break seminar. The study abroad program combines in-depth cultural studies, excursions to different sites, and volunteer projects or internships.
Viviendas León High school experiences that combine travel and service in Nicaragua. Students who travel with VL build a deep connection to the place and its people, and return with a deeper awareness of and commitment to being a true global citizen.
School Year Abroad (SYA) Travel and study opportunities in China, France, Italy, Spain, and Vietnam (India suspended until 2010).
AFS American Field Service Intercultural Programs.
NSLI-Y National Security Language Initiative for Youth A State Department initiative that offers scholarships to study languages not commonly taught in the United States--Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Russian, and Turkish.
Omprakash Connects to citizen sector organizations around the globe, offering volunteer opportunities to people wanting to make a difference in the world. Grants are often available.
Amigos de las Américas Volunteer organization placing 16+ year old students throughout Latin America to engage in health and education projects.
Bridges Study Abroad Program Offers excellent opportunities to study in Spain.
Andeo Study abroad programs for summer, semester, year, and gap year.
Concordia Language Villages Offers language and culture immersion camps in Minnesota.
Mundo Lengua: Centro Internacional de Español Study Spanish in Seville or Cadiz, Spain.
Seeds of Learning A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities in rural Latin America. They work with North Americans and Central Americans to build and equip schools in Nicaragua and El Salvador, educate children and adults, and promote cross cultural understanding.