The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship: transforming service experiences into lives of service leadership.
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is a Christian ecumenical organization that serves young adults in their 20’s who have chosen to do a year or more of local or global service. As a leadership development and peer mentoring community, rather than a volunteer placement agency, our focus is the spiritual and leadership formation of young adults before, during and for several years after their initial service term. Through our colleague community, mentoring, intercultural and adaptive leadership training, transition and debriefing services, young adults unpack and leverage service experiences into a lifelong ethic of service, civic engagement, and global understanding. Our Service Journey framework helps them master a set of service best practices that result in more effective, ethical service in the short run—and a 21st century global citizen skillset that equips them for long-term impact in the workplace, community, and world.
Over the last several years our signature Krista Colleague Cohort program has become a benchmark for developing leaders through volunteerism. We’ve had the privilege of partnering with over a dozen volunteer placement organizations and service immersion programs (nonprofits, seminary and university) within the region and across the country. We’ve provided consulting and training for dedicated staff teams and their young adult volunteers including: volunteer orientation and debriefing, service ethics, intercultural capacity building, racial equity and organizational development. The bottom line is that we are committed to equipping many more young leaders who are resilient, interculturally competent, and savvy about bridging differences in a world divided by race, gender, religion, economics, and politics.