• How a youth leadership program creates change-makers in 3 days

    When teenagers meet for the first time in a group setting, the result is the same, even in rural Guatemala.  It’s the beginning of day 1 of the SERES “ACTIVATE” workshop that aims to inform and empower youth to change their world for the better. The girls are huddled together in small clusters, giggling quietly as

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  • The next big thing

    When one door closes another one opens, or so the saying goes. And so it is with SERES training center. While we sadly say goodbye to the SERES Embassy – which has been home to so many and has trained over 100 youth in the last two years – we turn our sights to SERES’ new

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  • Looking to create impact?

    As an organisation that prides itself on being for-impact (creating benefit for society through our work), this is what sets the bar for any of our activities. Yet as we and many other not-for-profit organizations that are now being asked this very same question have found out, measuring impact – real impact – is no

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  • Empowering Action, Overcoming Fear

    I recently had the privilege of being invited to attend the Aspen Action Forum, an annual event offered every July in Aspen, Colorado. Hosted by the Aspen Institute, the Forum is a unique gathering place that, in the words of Peter Reiling, Executive Vice President of Leadership and Seminar Programs at the Institute, is “designed

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  • Starving for Wisdom

    By Corrina Grace, SERES co-founder, Executive Director and Practitioner-in-Residence at University of California, Irvine. In this age, when in the words of E.O.Wilson we are “drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”, SERES seeks to answer the compelling and critical question: what is the essential learning that we must provide to our young people whose coming of age

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