As we in the United States celebrate Labor Day this weekend, it's a time to reflect on the many facets of work here and around the world, from those who have little or no choice in their work through slavery, child labor, sex trade, injury, illness, or lack of freedom and those who have the privilege to choose passion and purpose in their work. For those who have the opportunity to engage in prosperous and meaningful employment, we hope all may think deeply this weekend about the choice to create opportunities for those without a voice and without that option. Here are some of our inclusive heroes and their perspectives on work:
  • "Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits."- Studs Terkel
  • "Don't say Aretha is making a comeback because I've never been away!" - Aretha Franklin
  • "Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone." -John McCain
  • "I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for the others - what no other man can ever know." - Joseph Conrad
  • "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people." - Cesar Chavez 
  • "The money you make is a symbol of the value you create."- Idowu Koyenikan 
  • "What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come." - Oprah Winfrey
  • "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle
  • "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." - Shirley Chisholm
We salute our partners in workforce development, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations, all of the Armed Forces and service organizations which allow us to make a difference in the world through our work and contributions. We appreciate those who risk their lives through their work to fight fires, educate our youth, keep us safe, govern our world, quietly and courageously helping others. This is a time like no other to open the doors of opportunity, access and employment for all people in whatever way each of us can. Happy Labor Day!

Collaboration to get out the VOTE! 
GlobalMindED and Digital Citizenship Institute
JoAnn Jacobs, a sixth grade social studies teacher at Mid Pacific has partnered  with  the Digital Citizenship Institute on a project that will make an impact both in and outside of the c las sr oom.  Inspired by Michelle Obama's When We All Vote campaign, the sixth graders in Hawaii will be working with parents who are running for office, as well as connecting with other classrooms around the country to examine questions around changing communities through active participation. 

When we recently caught up with JoAnn, she shared, how her students will also engage college students at the University of Hawaii and parents, "I really believe students can learn from anyone, of any age and to have students inspire other students and adults to exercise the most powerful way to make changes in local, state and national communities is by voting in every election. During the Primary Elections there was only a 40% turnout on Election Day. This is an opportunity to raise awareness and inspire voters to actively participate. We hope our classroom will model how students and adults can get involved and how they can research candidates, policies and programs."

GlobalMindED is working with multiple partners such as JoAnn and Digital Citizenship to increase voter registration, voter turnout and civic engagement on our most important issues like health care, education, fixing the national debt and access.
2019 Annual Conference
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September 18, 2018

Dedicated to bringing smart regions to life. This experience will bring together civic-minded leaders from enterprise, government, academia, research, impact investors, startups and nonprofits to dive deep into what it takes to create a state full of connected communities. This one-day, single-track event also will feature a showcase of cutting-edge technologies and smart city solutions. Together, we can create the ultimate citizen experience, one partnership at a time.
September 22, 2018 - St. Louis, MO

The Digital Citizenship Summit is a gathering of digital citizenship enthusiasts and influencers from around the world. The DigCitSummit builds connections among four critical stakeholders namely, students, educators, parents and business leaders. This multiple stakeholders approach provides an opportunity to address the positive ways to address social media and technology use as a community.

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National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship's 16th annual conference will feature keynotes from engaging entrepreneurs that have innovated in areas ranging from 1980's rock and roll memorabilia to one of the co-developers of Amazon's Alexa. The conference will share best practices for entrepreneurial leadership and experiential teaching across academic disciplines. 

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