GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR INCORPORATED

launching the generation of leaders our world needs now

aka Global Citizen Year   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.globalcitizenyear.org

Mission

Global Citizen Year envisions a world led by global citizens who are equipped to address today's greatest challenges and seize tomorrow's greatest opportunities. We are on a mission to make it normal for students from all backgrounds to choose a global bridge year after high school: an experience that builds self­-awareness, global skills, and grit.

Ruling year info

2009

Founder and CEO

Abigail Falik

Main address

1625 Clay Street Suite 400

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

26-3161342

NTEE code info

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The greatest threats facing humanity are inherently global, yet America is failing to prepare young people for leadership in our interconnected world. Our fates are entwined with others around the globe, but our experiences are not. We urgently need a new generation of leaders from diverse backgrounds who bring insight, conviction and courage to address our shared global challenges. These leaders won’t come from today’s education system. To ensure the future looks different, Global Citizen Year is reinventing the gap year -- maximizing the transition between high school and college to become an accelerator for the leaders the world needs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Global Citizen Year

Each year we recruit and train a diverse corps of our country's brightest high school graduates and support them through a school-year long immersion in communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America during a “bridge year” before college. Through a mix of experiential learning and world-class training, our Fellows develop self-awareness, global skills and grit -- the foundations for success in higher education, and leadership in our global economy.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students impacted since we launched our first cohort in 2010

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Young adults

Related Program

Global Citizen Year

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have grown tenfold since our founding. Ultimately, we envision a world in which a global bridge year becomes a common expectation and opportunity for high-potential youth from all backgrounds.

Percentage of alumni who would recommend taking a Global Citizen Year over going straight to college

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Global Citizen Year

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

“This year is an opportunity to step back from the accelerated pace of life to which I am accustomed. It is an opportunity to listen and to learn….To broaden perspective.” -- 2015-16 Ecuador Fellow

Percentage of participants who have received need-based financial aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Global Citizen Year

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All U.S.-based gap year programs combined provide financial aid to only 12% of participants. We intentionally focus on access and college readiness for low-income and underrepresented students.

Percentage of participants who identify as people of color

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Global Citizen Year

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In comparison, only 25% of college study abroad participants identify as people of color. We’re committed to ensuring that our cohort represents our country's diversity.

Percentage of alumni who have graduated from or are on track to graduate from college

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Global Citizen Year

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

College outcomes and persistence rates for our participants are significantly higher than the national average, and alumni have an average college GPA of 3.6.

Percentage of participants who gain fluency in a second language during their Global Citizen Year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Global Citizen Year Fellows learn Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Hindi, and often gain competency in native local languages such as Kichwa (Ecuador) or Wolof (Senegal) as well.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Each year we recruit and train a diverse corps of our country's brightest high school graduates and support them through a school-year long immersion in communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America during a “bridge year” before college. Through a mix of experiential learning and world-class training, our Fellows develop self-awareness, global skills and grit -- the foundations for success in higher education, and leadership in our global economy.

Beyond our core program is an even bolder vision. Using our model as a proof-of- concept, we're partnering with colleges, policymakers, and our own alumni to ensure that one day a “global year” becomes a new rite of passage, and the hallmark of an American education. Ultimately, we're building a new generation of leaders who bring insight, conviction and courage to advancing human progress on a global scale.

Our impact model hinges on two interdependent strategies:
1. Direct Impact: Training a new generation of leaders through our gap year fellowship.
2. Indirect Impact: Shifting the norm so that an extended global immersion experience becomes the hallmark of a world-class higher education.

The following aspects of our program set us apart: we focus exclusively on the “bridge year" before college; our 10-month, structured training and international immersion drives transformative learning outcomes; our selective admissions (vs. sign up and pay) allows us to admit the highest-potential students; and our sliding scale tuition model builds sustainability from earned-revenue and enables unparalleled access for low-income students. We've also worked in deliberate ways to use our model as a proof-point that spurs a national conversation about how and why more students should take a meaningful gap year. Global Citizen Year has been featured in pre-eminent forums from The New York Times and The Washington Post, to The Chronicle of Higher Education and NPR, and by cultural icons including Katie Couric and Nicholas Kristof. Many top colleges now provide information on gap year options to their incoming students, and Global Citizen Year is now recommended as a ‘preferred provider'.

Since our launch in 2010, we've grown our operation ten-fold. Our 700+ alumni are thriving in college and careers. We’ve now built the team and model, identified levers for growth, and prepared the program for scale. We are ready to grow our fellowship and deepen its impact, broaden our reach, and expand our influence.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 4/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carl Muñana

Fmr. CEO, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

Term: 2020 -

Carl Munana

Fmr. CEO, Inter-American Investment Corporation

Catharine Hill

Fmr. President, Vassar College

Chris Eyre

Partner Emeritus, Legacy Ventures

Mary Obelnicki

Co-Founder, Echidna Giving

Than Healy

Head of School, Menlo School

Yasmine Coupal

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Na'ilah Harris

Alumna, Global Citizen Year

Tony Woods

Fellow, Schmidt Futures

Usha Nesamoney

Community Advocate

William Plapinger

Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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