Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
According to the UN, "goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels".
HOW PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS AND WAC TEAMS ARE DESIGNED TO WORK?
Marshall Direct Fund's mission is to invest in education and women’s economic empowerment for a more peaceful world. It runs a modern day pen pal program called "Global Kids Connect" which facilitates meaningful dialogue between students and teachers in Pakistan and the United States weekly over the course of half an academic year. Scanned and uploaded letters, photos, and video are shared on a secure blog. Curriculum segments include themes about family, school, leadership, peace, culture, and geography.
GlobalMindED is an educational and research non-profit organization committed to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline for first-generation-to-college, at-risk and low-income students and job seekers.. By incorporating research and implementing action based on our results, GlobalMindED's mission is to improve access and equity in K-12 and higher education through improved graduation rates and sustainable careers.
The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking's mission is to inform social change that eliminates human exploitation, in hopes of ending human trafficking. Students could help us develop an age-appropriate, locally relevant, anti-human trafficking training, and help us deliver it to fellow students.
In our interconnected world, we interact with people from different cultures on a daily basis. Assumptions are made, interpreting comments, reactions and behaviors. The result is often miscommunication because of a culture difference. These miscommunications can be extremely costly to organizations and relationships. Real World Solutions provides practical training and coaching in intercultural awareness and competence for professionals and organizations in business, health care, education, and community services.
NGAO Society is a non-profit making organization formed with individuals and likeminded community organizations to facilitate the community in realizing its own potential to initiate sustainable change using the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Model. NGAO wishes to establish connections between students in the US and communities in Africa (Kenya) to help students collaborate on finding the assets within the community to improve quality of life.
College Equality brings personalized college counseling to public schools. Their mission is to collaborate with overburdened counseling offices at traditional public schools, and to support students in the college admissions process, allowing them to gain access to the full range of college options that could benefit them. Their counselors can provide the advising, application support, and recommendation writing necessary to position talented students from under-resourced communities as competitive candidates to their preferred colleges.
ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking) is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that strives to create a world where we deliver justice and support to more human trafficking victims and survivors – faster. ALIGHT's mission is to enable anti-trafficking advocates and legal providers to connect across borders and build solutions together. In turn, they believe that increasing the anti-trafficking community’s access to under-utilized resources, in particular legal expertise, is key to providing human trafficking survivors with meaningful justice.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.
CorpsAfrica is a non-profit organization that recruits and places ambitious Africans in remote, high-poverty communities in their own countries. These men and women live in the community for a year and initiate sustainable projects that fulfill key needs and whose impact and success can be carefully measured, all through a transformative volunteer experience. CorpsAfrica seeks to connect WAC students to current and alumni volunteers who have worked on development issues at a grassroots level in communities in Morocco, Senegal, and Malawi.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. UNA Denver and WAC have the potential to collaborate beautifully regarding the focus on SDG's.