This summer, six Bowdoin students are traveling abroad to pursue community-service projects, from helping AIDS victims in Peru to inspiring young runners in Kenya to seek a college education in the United States. These students have each received a Global Citizens Grant from Bowdoin, a program jump-started in 2008 by William Oppenheim ’09. The grant encourages students to explore countries outside the United States and to approach service in a unique, personalized way.
The Global Citizens Grant is administered by the McKeen Center for the Common Good with generous support provided by Michael Frieze ’60 and Linda Frieze through the Frieze Family Foundation of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
This summer, the six global citizens — Maggie Acosta ’16, Evan Bulman ’16, Jeff Cuartas ’14, Will Horne ’14, Marcus Karim ’14 and Marble Karuu ’14 — are in South America, Asia and Africa. Read more about their plans here.