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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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- Interim Divisional Vice President, Global Development
- Director, Global Development Program Management
Rebecca Spotts is the director of Global Development Program Management, working with teams across practice areas to strengthen management systems, achieve program impact, and integrate a gender equity and social inclusion focus into all programs. Spotts has more than 15 of experience years managing large and complex projects in both domestic and international contexts, including fragile and conflict affected states. She has deep experience in designing and managing education, youth employment, civic engagement, and organizational development programs funded by USAID, U.S. Department of State, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Peace Corps, and private foundations. Prior to her work at World Learning, Spotts worked on national education sector reform in Pakistan, studied the role of human rights education and peacebuilding in schooling, researched access to education for girls in rural Liberia, supported international networks to promote access to education in emergency settings, and supported national-level research in the U.S. to improve education and youth services. Throughout her career, Spotts has built the capacity of youth, communities, local organizations, and policy makers to strengthen their capacity to effective positive change and create more inclusive and equitable systems. She holds a master’s degree in international education development with focus on the intersection of education policy and gender from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Expertise: program management; systems stregthening; gender equity and social inclusion; education and youth development; civil society strengthening