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Announcing Our 2016 Global Impact Week Service Fellows!

6 April, 2016

As CEB’s pro bono manager, I have the privilege of helping CEBers apply their talent and expertise to magnify the impact of great organizations like Miriam’s Kitchen, Playworks, and Special Olympics. On a daily basis, I am surprised and inspired by my colleagues’ energy and enthusiasm for volunteer service. Among these inspiring individuals are 10 CEBers who this year will be going to Lima, Peru to support grassroots efforts to provide services to those in need.

These 10 CEBers were selected in a highly competitive application process to serve as our second cohort of Global Impact Week (GIW) Fellows. Last year, CEB Global Corporate Citizenship sent a group of staff members from around the globe to Costa Rica to engage in humble community service by working at an under-resourced nursing home.

These volunteers had a huge impact for this community, demonstrating CEB’s spirit of generosity and working together in person to learn from each other and serve. This year, we’re thrilled to be able to send another great team of staff members from varied seniority levels, company positions, and geographic locations to engage in service.

Our GIW Fellows were chosen for their reflections on service, their contributions to their peers, and their excellent records of volunteerism. Please join me in congratulating them!

This year’s GIW Fellows are:

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Steven Altschul



Jashiccah Arasilango



Mugundhan Kaliyaperumal



Anuj Khanijau



Aisling McKeon



Mike Parks


Colleen Shaffer

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Carolina Valencia



Julia Valentine


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Edgar Zapata

Sending these 10 CEBers to Peru is just one part of CEB’s commitment to service, and just the beginning of our 2016 fellowship program. If you had the chance to view Global Corporate Citizenship Head Jerry Sorkin’s blog on CEB’s 100% Promise, you may have seen that as part of the Promise, CEB is committed to having 100 staff members donate a week of volunteer service to a nonprofit supported by CEB. Our GIW Fellows are the first 10 of these 100.

Global Corporate Citizenship is introducing the next phase of our efforts to get 100 staff members out into the global community for a week of service. CEB will provide $1,000 stipends to 90 CEBers to enable them to provide service to their cause of choice. We’re making these funds available so that travel and lodging expenses won’t be an impediment to volunteer fellows looking to serve in a community and for a cause of their choice.

This week we’ll be providing information on how staff members can apply to be one of our 90 Volunteer Service Fellows. I’m excited to see these applications because I know they’ll reflect the varied interests and passions of our community, from providing education to extremely underprivileged youth to helping end veteran homelessness in DC.

I can’t wait to be inspired by my colleagues’ service to our global community!

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Corporate Citizenship Manager