Global Citizen is a non-profit organization dedicated to civic engagement among diverse groups through volunteering, education, community building, service learning, economic opportunity, leadership development and dialogue. Global Citizen brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through active citizenship and civic responsibility that result in breaking down barriers, building understanding, and fostering ongoing, diverse partnerships. Global Citizen Programs include the annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and Year-Round Volunteering Program. Issues of focus include poverty, homelessness, at-risk young people, race relations, public health, safety, digital inclusion, veterans, energy and the environment.
Global Citizen year-round program promotes sustainable civic engagement and volunteer opportunities. It includes:
- Community Volunteer Program
- Neighbors in Action Community Leadership Workshops
- Service Clubs – service learning curriculum
- quarterly discussions on race, class, and power
- Mission365: Connecting Military and Civilian Service on the Home Front
We are a small organization, but our impact is widespread. The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the oldest and largest King Day of Service event in the country, engaging over 145,000 volunteers in some 1,800 community projects in 2017. In the past, we’ve hosted events with Vice President Joe Biden, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.