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Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship Celebrates Service and Volunteerism

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The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship

The Krista Foundation Celebrates 15 Years
Young Adult Leadership Development Organization Prepares an Evening Celebration of Service, Volunteerism, and Global Citizenship

SEATTLE, WA: On March 30th, the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship celebrates 15 years working with twenty-something young adults who have engaged in a year or more of local or global service. Join them at SALT OF THE EARTH: Celebrating the Flavors of Service, a fundraiser held at the University of Washington and featuring speakers from their successful Krista Colleague program. After developing a model for nurturing a service experience into a life of service leadership, the Krista Foundation has become a local leader in transition services and leadership development.

The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship's Executive Director Valerie Norwood shares, "Through the last 15 years of equipping young service leaders we are more confident than ever that a service year, when nurtured, becomes a life of service leadership. That's why it's invaluable for young adults to have an opportunity for mentoring and debriefing services that help them wrestle with their experience, navigate the complexities of life they've engaged, and weave the values of service into their daily lives. With Krista Colleagues in various career fields: politics, law, business, health, education, and environmental protection to name a few; I know I would rather hire someone who has experienced a year or more of service and knows how to translate that experience into leadership."

To grow The Krista Foundation for the next 15 years, they have strengthen their services through:

  • Collaborating with local and national organizations/colleges & universities to train them in their transition and debrief service, intercultural competence, and service leadership development model.
  • Expanding outreach of their work through the Global Citizen, a publication full of articles, resources, and stories from service volunteers.


About The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship: The Krista Foundation is a service transition and leadership development organization based in Seattle, WA. Founded in 1999 to honor the legacy of Krista Hunt Ausland who, as a service volunteer in Bolivia, died in a bus accident. Now, the Krista Foundation designed and implements a program to equip young adults transitioning out of service with skills to transform their service experiences into a life of service leadership. They also offer mentoring and a $1,000 Service Leadership grant to grow the capacity of each of the twenty-somethings in the Krista Colleague program.


Zachary Pullin | Communications Coordinator | The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship
360-550-7075 | Email

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Global Citizen Award Nomination 2012

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The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship bestows the Global Citizen Award upon mid-career professionals who demonstrate service-centered leadership impacting urban U.S.A., the environment and the developing world.

The Global Citizen Award honors people who exemplify the qualities necessary to create community and sustainable futures for people and the environment.

One person will be selected in each of the Krista Foundation's three areas of focus: environmental, urban U.S.A., developing nations.

Nominations due November 10 | Criteria and Nomination information (link)

The Nomination criteria draws upon the values an skills The Krista Foundation works to nurture and equip in young adults as they employ the learnings from life-shaping service. A service year, when nurtured, becomes a life of service leadership.

For nomination form please click here.


Newsletter Archive: Fall 08 NL Update (2 Parts)

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press, Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Urban America, Intercultural Development, Peace & Reconciliation, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Business, Social Work, Transitions Home & Beyond, Intercultural Development, Post-Service Term Reflections, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Business, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life

This Newsletter is split in 2 parts and downsized to fit on LEGAL sized paper.

Pages 4-6:
The Fall 08 Newsletter contains profiles about Smithosh Mathew (08') in Tacoma, Audra Krislock (08') in Bogota Colombia, Teresa Rake (06') in Brazil and White Center, and Phil Culbertson (07') in Uganda and Cairo. It also reports on Wakefield Gregg's (99') new electric bike business in Portland.

Pages 1-3:
The 'other side' of the newsletter contains the introduction letter from the Foundation co-founder Linda Hunt, an update on our Spirituality/ Christian history Retreat, and a poem regarding how we approach another culture.

If you'd like us to mail you a copy of this newsletter, please contact us.

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Brand New KF Website Goes LIVE!

Destiny Williams | Krista Foundation Press, Global Citizenship, Education, Community

program graphicIt has been an online journey!

After months of careful design and planning, we are proud to offer this new resource to connect the individuals and communities who are committed to young adult service and leadership development.

A huge thanks goes to the hard work and dedication of the staff at Moment Media. Also, we are so very grateful to Krista Colleagues and other volunteers, without whose tireless editing and uploading the website would not have launched for another 6 months.

In the weeks ahead, we look forward to uploading service resources, journal articles, colleague stories, and photos from service.

Most of all, we hope you find encouragement and support from this site, whether you are:

     a young adult considering taking a leap into service, or a current volunteer seeking encouragement and community.
     a nominator who works with inspiring young adults or a donor looking to celebrate the 'fruits' of the Foundation
     a long-time advocate for our vision, or a first-time visitor, just getting acquainted with our unique way of supporting young leaders on the road to global citizenship.

And though it sounds cliché, our genuine hope is that you will feel well served through this site-- so please send us an email with your suggestions & encouragements.

And if you are excited about the site-- please spread the word within your circles of connection and influence.

Explore away!!!