Global Potential

  • NY


39 Eldridge Street
4th Floor
New York
United States

About Us


Global Potential (GP) transforms youth from underserved communities through education, service learning and cultural exchange into globally competitive leaders of positive change in their lives and communities. 


Each year, Global Potential trains 500 youth aged between 15 to 23. These youth have high potential and self-vision to become leaders, changemakers and social entrepreneurs in their urban and rural low-income communities around the world. Most GP participants are first generation immigrant youth and originate from dozens of countries.

Global Potential's holistic model positively transforms the lives of urban youth.They shape the future and become leaders and entrepreneurs in business, community development, education and politics


GP is an 18-month transformative after-school and summer program that works with 500 youth a year in New York City. The GP program includes 16.5 months of workshops locally and 1.5 months of international service learning and cultural exchange in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Nicaragua.

Global Potential provides youth and communities the leadership and entrepreneurial skills to create renewed life perspectives to affect positive change locally and globally. GP employs an holistic year and a half methodology that trains youth to become leaders through:

-media advocacy

-social entrepreneurship

-global awareness

-community development


GP empowers hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers to impart the GP programs


Northern Hemisphere

Global Potential operates out of 16 high schools and GED programs in the US, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua. GP's headquarters are located New York City, with considerable work carried out in Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens and Washington Heights. 

Southern Hemisphere

All rural villages are carefully selected to welcome GP youth for 45 days ofinternational cultural exchange and community projects during the months of July and August. GP actively works in marginalized rural villages in the southwest Dominican Republic (Batey 1,Batey 7, Batey 8, Batey 9, Batey Cuchilla and Los Blocks de Mena); in Haiti, (Cité Soleil, Terre Froide and Bas Gormand); and Nicaragua (El Hatillo and Las Minas, in the department of Matagalpa).