Category Archives: Community Service

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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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 at Connecticut College, where she double Continue reading

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High School Community Service in India Video

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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 fellow group members … Continue reading

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Photo Contest Winner Donates to Local Charity

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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 ‘likes’ using the hashtag #putneystudenttravel, 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!  

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

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Language Learning Costa Rica Has Begun!

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The language immersion program in Costa Rica touched down just a couple days ago and is off to a wonderful start. Read on as the group gets to know one another, and picks up a few new dance moves!

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Teaching Pants: A College Essay by Ghana Alumna

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Gabby, a senior at Fox Lane High School in Pound Ridge, New York, traveled with us on two different summer community service programs abroad. She spent the summer of 2011 on our summer community service program in Vietnam and Continue reading

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College Essay: Community Service in Costa Rica

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Aliya, a senior at Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia, traveled on our high school community service program in Costa Rica this past summer. She submitted a collection of excerpts from her summer journal as one of her essays for Continue reading

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