Tilting Futures Featured on Nice News

Tilting Futures was featured in the May 28 edition of Nice News’ Daily Digest – a daily email newsletter filled with stories that inspire optimism and hope. CEO Erin Lewellen spoke about Take Action Lab, the power of young changemakers, and what inspires her most about her work. Read the Article

A tribute to our friend and board member Chris Eyre

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news that in December, we lost a beloved Global Citizen Year Board Member Chris Eyre. His cancer diagnosis came as a shock but we at GCY had the immense privilege of knowing Chris and his many gifts. We are heartbroken and his loss is deeply felt. […]

Exploring the World Without Leaving Home

A Case Study on Using Virtual Exchange to Create Global Competence in a Diverse Population of Students Originally published in the Spring 2023 edition of The Global Impact Exchange, a publication of Diversity Abroad. The Global Impact Exchange quarterly publication serves to advance domestic and international conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity in global education […]

Global Citizen Year Recieves the Karl Haigler Excellence in Research Award

The Gap Year Association has awarded Global Citizen Year the Karl Haigler Excellence in Research Award in recognition of our research demonstrating the transformative power of immersive experiences. This is a particularly meaningful award for us as Global Citizen Year has always held a deep commitment to ensuring our experiences deliver the impact we design for.   […]

Leadership Development Beyond Projects

Originally published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review In 2017, as part of her participation in the youth leadership program Global Citizen Year Fellowship, Dora—an 18-year-old from Huntington Beach, California—spent seven months in Thiadiaye, Senegal. One requirement of the program was the completion of a community project designed to address a local need. Based on conversations […]

Designing Programs that Develop Global Citizens with Erin Lewellen

Erin Lewellen is the CEO of Global Citizen Year, a non-profit that is addressing our current global challenges by changing the composition, operating system, and impact of the next generation of changemakers. She joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about how transformative experiences abroad can shape the pathways and perspectives of rising leaders.   […]

Academy Impact Report

How do students benefit from an experience like Global Citizen Year Academy? We asked Harvard University researchers to help us measure the impact and… WOW. Take a look at our impact report to see how students showed significant growth in everything from happiness and mental health to project management and collaboration.  View Full Impact Report We’re […]

In Her Own Words: Erin Lewellen learned about the power of ‘we’

The pandemic cut off a myriad of programs designed to help youths around the world. Erin Lewellen, CEO, Global Citizen Year, found herself having to find out her team could continue to reach out to young people — and how to keep her employees together.   View Article on BizJournals.com “I am the CEO for […]



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Global Citizen Year is moving forward as part of our new, larger brand: Tilting Futures. New name, same mission, expanded programs and impact.