2020 GlobalMindED
The Future of Work is Diverse, Inclusive, Just and Equitable

GlobalMindED closes the equity gap by creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline through connections to role models, mentors, internships for low-income students, returning adults, First Gen to college and inclusive leaders who teach them, work with them and hire them.
Janet C. Salazar, President and Executive Chairman, Foundation for The Support of the United Nations, shares her insight to serve and fight in the greatest challenge that the US has faced since WWII.
It is our prayer that each of you are keeping safe and healthy with your loved ones, and thriving well in these unprecedented and challenging times. Our hearts go out to those whose lives have been severely affected in unfortunate ways. May we never lose sight of hope, and the will to fight.
Here in the United States, we are faced with five crisis happening all at the same time - a raging, deadly pandemic, a deep recession, a historic reckoning with systemic racism and inequality, environmental crisis and abuse enabled by the senseless removal of protective policies in place -- all made worse by a leadership crisis that is in itself unprecedented in all sense -- a massive failure rooted in abuse of power, ignorance, apathy, divisiveness, complete disregard for human rights, hate, and a vicious cycle of greed. But I will say with fierce determination and faith that as a nation, we shall never let this leadership crisis prevail.
As President Jimmy Carter said in an interview with Nick Kristof and I quote,  "I know we will see a better future. We have been through many painful crises, some spanning years, but we have always gotten back on our feet. Sometimes there must be a reckoning and course correction.”
Across the globe, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc - and the pain of the ensuing crises is overwhelming and immeasurable. I don't have to go into details here about how devastating and dire especially the economic situations are of so many countries right now -- affecting millions of lives especially those who are most vulnerable.
According to a New York Times report, António Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, raised alarms on Saturday about the economic fallout from the pandemic and the ripple effects it could have on poverty and wealth inequality.  “Covid-19 is shining a spotlight on this injustice,” Mr. Guterres said. “Entire regions that were making progress on eradicating poverty and narrowing inequality have been set back years in a matter of months.”
In a speech honoring Nelson Mandela’s legacy, Mr. Guterres stressed that the pandemic was pushing developing countries to the brink of disaster, and that women, migrants and racial minorities were all likely to suffer disproportionately.
“We face the deepest global recession since World War II, and the broadest collapse in incomes since 1870,” he said. “One hundred million more people could be pushed into extreme poverty and we could see famines of historic proportions.”
In all these gloom and darkness, let us remember that our collective spirit as one humanity is RESILIENT. The heart is RESILIENT. And it is this RESILIENCE that will see us through what seems to be a long tunnel of darkness that we all are in right now... into the light at the end once again.
There are thousands of you across the globe reading this -- and we may never meet in person in this lifetime. But this one profound thing I know to be true -- what binds us together is our oneness -- our collective energy and commitment to pursue endeavors that embody the best of our human values. It is this, at the very core of what we all do individually as part of a collective, that transcends any boundary -- and overcomes any pandemic, any clash, any systemic inequality, any abuse of power, any crisis -- any threat or attack to our HUMANITY.
Please stay safe, healthy and vigilant. And be kind to one another - we all need it if we are to survive together in this exceptionally challenging, unstable time. As always, thank you for your commitment and support. I am grateful to be in this journey of activating positive change with each of you.
As long as we are TOGETHER in fighting the good fight, we are unstoppable. 
Yours in service and in the fight,
Janet C. Salazar,
President & Executive Chairman, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
Listen  here  for an interview with Pam Newkirk, GlobalMindED speaker and author of  Diversity Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion- Dollar Business.
Responding to Crisis
The 30-Day Justice Plan

As the reset of America is underway, understanding the role you can play in a system of change can be difficult, but we encourage you to listen, learn and be active. To start, instead of, say, a juice cleanse, feed your brain and move yourself with this practical plan over the next month.  Here's our guide  of what to read, watch, listen to and do in order to be part of the solution.
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"
GlobalMindED and the SDG Impact Fund are delighted to announce   GlobalMindED's Donor Advised Fund .  2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Women's Declaration and Action Platform. Many from around the world are thinking of 2020 as the gateway to our most vital decade for delivering equity, the Sustainable Development Goals, and a world where all can thrive. Our key time for these outcomes is 2020-2030.

GlobalMindED DAF and the SDG Impact Fund are a powerful combined force for good as the 2019 year comes to a close and we reflect on the gratitude and the commitments we make to the causes we care most about. The DAF offers immense power and flexibility for giving prior to the year's end as you plant seeds of generous intention for 2020 and the decade ahead.

When you contribute to GlobalMindED, you support First Gen students. We have served more than 400 students by connecting them to role models, mentors, internships and jobs. Your generous support will allow us to take our work 10x and reach these talented students at scale who lack the resources and support we provide. Your support also helps teachers who can't afford the conference fees, faculty at colleges which are under resourced and students who persist at those universities despite food insecurity and/or housing insecurity.
Meet GlobalMindED Founder, Carol Carter as interviewed by Tim Moore on his podcast Success Made to Last: From Success to Significance

Listen   to Part 1 of Carol's interview 
Listen  to Part 2 of Carol's interview

Find out more about this and other podcasts at:    Success Made To Last
Since 2006 when the flagship TGR Learning Lab opened its doors in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation has had a lot to celebrate, including its most recent milestone of one million students impacted by  TGR EDU: Explore , alone.

Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, TGR EDU: Explore is a free digital resource library that offers interactive web experiences, lesson plans, training videos and tools for educators, students and families to explore new disciplines and gain skills for a modern and expanding workforce.
As you start the New Year, are you looking for ways to re-engineer your classroom culture? Check out  Designing the Future: How Engineering Builds Creative Critical Thinking in the Classroom . The associated website has lots of activities, projects, and resources you can implement immediately. Our fall workshops using the book as a roadmap for change have been highly successful. Start designing the future today - try using the customized  Study Guide  for a book study in your PLC. Or contact  ProjectEngin  or  Solution Tree  to learn how you can bring professional development based on Ann's book to your school, district, or conference.
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