On July 15, 2015, several Global Potential team members were honored by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for their volunteer service to the city. Global Potential proudly thanks staff members Frank Cohn, Christelle Enoh, Jennifer Lucas and Sara Seber and board members Anastasia Thatcher, Amy Lee, and Stephen Burns for their commitment to our mission!

In 7 years of operation, Global Potential has refined its winning methodology. Our program is composed of 3 dynamic phases over a period of 17 months: preparation and mentoring for 6 months; cultural immersion in a rural village for 6.5 weeks; and integration and mentoring to fully absorb what was learned.

Phase 1: Preparation

Phase 1: Preparation

GP fellows first participate in 6 months of weekly workshops with other youths, volunteers and staff. Workshops are based on a 4 module curriculum: global preparedness, social entreprenesurship, community service, and advocacy.

Phase 2: Immersion

Phase 2: Immersion

GP fellows experience 1.5 months immersed in a rural village in Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, or Senegal.

Phase 3: Integration

Phase 3: Integration

This is followed by 9.5 months of individualized and group support and coaching based on the passions and abilities of each youth.

Feedback From Fellows of 2013-14

  • I realized in order to enjoy the moment you need to LIVE in the moment. Inhale all that’s happening and don’t worry about what has or what is yet to come.

    Yamela Elizabeth GP Youth, New York 2014
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Let’s start with the folks responsible for making Our Program a success on a daily basis. And, since there’s only so much room on this page, please head on over to our Team page to meet the rest of the gang!

Wendy Reynoso Executive Director

Wendy Reynoso has 18 years experience in the non-profit educational field, specifically working with vulnerable children and families.

Peter Maugeri Director of Programs, Co-Founder

Peter is an inspirational leader of our youth program. He fuels the team with passion and good nature daily.

Mackendy Blanc Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator

Mackendy leads the Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP), a funded opportunity for youth from around Haiti to become active in solving challenges in their communities, and their country.

Adela George International Program Director

Adela George is originally from the Dominican Republic and came to the United States at the age of fifteen. In June 2005, Adela received her BA in Italian Language and Civilization with a minor in Spanish Literature from Hunter College.

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