Category Archives: Community Service

Gracie’s College Essay — Community Service Rwanda

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Gracie with Bienvenie on her Community Service Rwanda program.

Gracie with Bienvenie on her Community Service Rwanda program.

Gracie Callaghan of Norwich, Vermont, traveled with Putney on our high school summer community service program to Rwanda in 2013. She recently shared her college essay with us about her experience. Continue reading

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Madison’s College Essay from Rwanda

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Madison in Rwanda

Congratulations to Madison Welker, an alumna of our summer community service program in Rwanda, on her acceptance to Lehigh University, Elon University, Tulane University, Colby College, Loyala University Maryland, University of Maryland College Park, University of Continue reading

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Memories and Advice from Community Service Tanzania

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Hamjambo! (“Hello” in Swahili)

As we prepare for our twenty-first summer in Tanzania, we recently caught up with several alumni of our Community Service Tanzania program. Check out what they had to say about their most memorable Putney experiences, … Continue reading

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Partner Village Featured in Major Documentary

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We here at the barn were thrilled to learn that one of our partner communities in Costa Rica is the subject of an important new documentary film! A Small Section of the World, directed by Waiting for Superman producer … Continue reading

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Summer Begins: Community Service Costa Rica

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Summer has officially begun! Several of our groups have touched down in their program destinations, including our first Costa Rica community service program. Check out this excerpt from their first blog post, and get excited for a summer of Continue reading

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Featured Alum: Alanna Talks Sustainable Development

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Vietnam and Rwanda alumna, Alanna Jamne

Vietnam and Rwanda alumna, Alanna Jamner

We recently got back in touch with Alanna Jamner, an alumni of our summer community service program in Vietnam and our summer public health and development program in Rwanda. Alanna is a senior Continue reading

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High School Community Service in India Video

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Teen Volunteer Rides Camel through Indian Desert

Emma in India

We’re very grateful to Emma Will, a 2013 alumni of our summer volunteer program in India for high school students, for sharing this video. A senior at The Prairie School in Racine, Wisconsin, Emma and her … Continue reading

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Photo Contest Winner Donates to Local Charity

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High School Community Service Student in Peru

Hannah Nohstadt in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Congratulations to Hannah Nohstadt, a 2013 alumni of our high school community service program in Peru, for winning this year’s Putney Student Travel Instagram Contest! Hannah (@hannahnohs_that) took the photo with the most Continue reading

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Putney Premiere: Community Service Tanzania Video

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We’re proud to publish our latest Putney Premiere, an invigorating glimpse at the magic of our community service program in Tanzania. Watch the video, and follow the links below to watch more Putney Premieres.
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A Weekend with Community Service Ecuador

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Our Community Service Ecuador program sent this dispatch from their weekend in Cuicocha.  Putney Student, Ming, chronicles the group’s adventures day by day and includes amazing photos from the journey!  

Laguna Cuicocha

Friday: Today was the day we finished painting the church! … Continue reading

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