UpRising Leadership Programme Learning Exchange to the US

Author: Alvin Carpio

In the summer of 2014 I flew across the pond on a Travel Fellowship to understand how leaders there are pushing for social change to help the most vulnerable and marginalised people: the poor, young offenders, the homeless, those with low educational attainment, single-parent families, and the unemployed. I travelled across New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago, met leaders and everyday citizens, and explored America’s street corners and homes, and visited projects, community centres, and grand government buildings. I went to learn how leaders in Great Britain can tackle the social ills affecting people in our country.