About the Club

Club Description

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished universities, our Brandeis team recruits student and professional volunteers and then travels overseas to perform various brigades. Our current emphasis is to help the impoverished villages of Honduras in collaboration with one of their country's most highly regarded nonprofits Global Brigades.

Holistic Development is the system of collectively implementing health, economic, and education initiatives to strategically meet a community's development goals. We attempt to do this by implementing as many of the nine model brigades as possible. Brandeis currently has Medical/Public Health, Human Rights, and Business/Microfinance brigades. We plan on expanding to other brigades in the future, depending on the interest presented by the Brandeis Community. Each of these brigades will attempt to make at least one trip during an academic year. Along with the brigades, students will take part in several community projects that aim to improve the quality of life in these impoverished areas. Furthermore, the club aims to bring light to major medical, public health hand financial disparities in developing countries. Through various events held on campus, GB will educate the Brandeis community on such inequality and suggest ways in which every individual can assist in removing such disparities. Furthermore, the club will collaborate with other university chapters to hold large-scale events, which further spread awareness about issues of inequality and collaborate to both improve the program and to educate it student volunteers.


General Information

Club StatusThis is a chartered club. That means that it can use University resources and can request funding from the Finance Board.

Club Administrators

Daniel Klein- Campus Chairperson
Lorenzo Finamore- Campus Chairperson
Ernie Aranda- Business Brigade Leader
Megan Leubner- Health Brigade Leader
Madison Matthews- Human Rights Brigade Leader


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