We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz LeGrande and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Yes!! I believe we are at a critical crossroads, this time in history affects people of every culture, gender, socioeconomic class, religion, age, and nationality. The choices each one of us make every day, and the decisions we collectively agree to, influence and create the legacy for future generations.
With that being said, my non profit, The Global Village Initiative, creates life-defining assemblies and support networks by world renowned artists, public figures and academics for children attending underfunded middle & high schools in the USA. As each child is honored, we cultivate connections based on mutuality, respect and support, bringing together a greater circle of community based on connection and common purpose.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Global Village Initiative is not just hosting a single event to open eyes. We are committed to plugging a gap that underfunded schools simply do not have the resources to fill. We affect hearts, change mindsets and provide structure that goes beyond an assembly, enabling children to develop and usher in soft-skills and other intangibles that are highly correlated with success.
Additionally, we have a unique data driven approach, hiring resource co-ordinators, who match each and every school with speakers, activities and donations in-kind from sponsors that are specific to pupil interests and a given school’s infrastructural needs.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m rather simple.. My favorite thing about Georgia is the nature. So, I’d take them to Lake Alaltoona and pack a delicious lunch. We’d hang on a boat all day / explore the islands.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
An angle named, Muddy Bhatt, came into my life and helped me ground this Global Village vision. Thank you Dr. Bhatt for your generosity, time, and support – we deeply appreciate you.
Profession photo of me: Wes Klien