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Around the world, JDC’s work is changing people’s lives. And on any day of the week, Entwine participants are integral in making this difference. This is a space to learn about overseas needs from the young adults who are seeing it first-hand. Thanks for visiting and joining our global conversation.


Empowerment in India

Max Lit served as a Fall 2015 JDC Entwine-Gabriel Project Mumbai Fellow I made a decision about 2 years ago to get involved in community projects in the Durham, North Carolina area, my home back in America. This decision was the result of a series of conversations with friends and...

The Irony of Relief Missions

Hayeem Rudy served as a Summer 2015 JDC Entwine-Gabriel Project Mumbai Fellow In May, when I told my friends and family that I would be volunteering in a Mumbai slum as a JDC Entwine - Gabriel Project Mumbai Fellow, the reactions that I got bordered on one of reverence and...

In the fight against breast cancer, there is no greater resource than the survivors.

That simple observation explains much of what myself and a group of young professionals experienced during a recent trip with JDC Entwine to visit the Women’s Health Empowerment Program (WHEP), a JDC program, in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  One of the main reasons...

Ethiopia with Entwine

My trip to Ethiopia with Entwine was a life-changing, eye-opening, inspiring, and deeply moving experience that I have tried my best to put into words. Over the time we spent there, we formed strong bonds with each other, stretched far out of our comfort zones, and connected as much as...

Visions of Rwanda: What a Buffalo and a Bird Can Teach Us

While on safari in Akagera National Park, a protected park of multiple ecosystems in eastern Rwanda along the Tanzanian border, one could not help but be struck by the beauty, warm winds and seamless flow of landscapes from African sahara to hippo-filled swampland in the span of a ten-minute jeep...

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