Change Agents

July 10, 2017  |  

My first YMCA Change Agent experience

It’s quite difficult to find appropriate words to articulate my experiences from Avignon, in France, however as a Communications Officer for YMCA England & Wales – I will try my best. As many say, and for some reading this, a YMCA international experience is an incredibly powerful. In unfamiliar territories, with people who are often […] Read more…

July 10, 2017  |  

Change is continuing!!

The best part about being a volunteer in any particular organisation is that you will experience a lot. But “A lot” is never enough in YMCA; YMCA gives you more than a lot, more than just a new experience; it gives you life changing moments.  This is a story, a story of how I just […] Read more…

July 10, 2017  |  


I am Rezarta from YMCA Tirana/Albania and for me it was a big privilege to be among 50 young leaders from 22 countries in Avignon France, who share the same vision. Coming from different countries and backgrounds we face different challenges but the YMCA works to bring social justice and peace to young people and […] Read more…

June 21, 2017  |  

The Confidence in me

I must admit, my journey began when I came across young people from diverse backgrounds in Africa who are desperate for change like me; it gave me hope and strength to build my self-confidence because I’ve always had problems with self-confidence. I had little idea on the kind of Africa I wanted but I did […] Read more…

June 8, 2017  |  

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust is Funding Programs for Foster Youth

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust is inviting letters of inquiry for their two stage application process. The trust supports programs and projects that provide direct services to individuals as well as affect positive change for families and communities in the Western United States. Program areas of interest include foster youth, elders, veterans, and people with […] Read more…

June 8, 2017  |  

Grants to Georgia and South Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies in the Augusta Area for Community Needs

Grants of up to $15,000 to Georgia and South Carolina nonprofits and public entities in the Augusta area for programs that address community needs. Grant seeker sessions will be held June 6 and 7, 2017. Program areas include civic affairs, arts and more.

June 7, 2017  |  

Grants to Oregon Indian Tribes for Health, Arts, Environment, Public Safety, and Education

Grants to Oregon federally-recognized Indian tribes for a broad range of programming that benefits tribal communities. LOIs are due May 1. Program areas include education, historic preservation, arts and culture, health, environmental preservation

June 7, 2017  |  

Grants to Ontario Charities to Address Community Issues in the London and Middlesex Region

Grants to Ontario registered charities for innovative programs, projects, and initiatives that will ultimately change the way that individuals in the City of London and/or Middlesex County deal with pressing community issues. 

June 7, 2017  |  

Toyota Foundation International Grant Program 2017

The grant program focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East and Southeast Asia who are finding solutions to shared issues. Through promoting direct interaction among key players, the grant program aims to survey and analyze situations in target countries, obtain new perspectives, and expand the potential of future generations.

June 7, 2017  |  

OzGREEN Youth Leading the World (YLTW) Training Program 2017 in Cambodia

Project Saart, volunteer youth team in Cambodia, have opportunity to connect with the co-founder of OzGREEN Australia, Sue Lennox and Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Vanh Mixap to offer a two day ToF for Cambodian and International social innovators during 29-30 June 2017 in Phnom Penh for the special price of just USD65 per person.