Local Initiatives are our way of serving our community at home. While a large focus of Global Brigades is working internationally, we recognize that there is also a huge amount of good that can be done right within our own backyard. Global Brigades currently offers two local initiative committee opportunities, with each committee consisting of a small groups of students dedicated to working on a specific project within the State College area.
We are also always open to new local initiative ideas to incorporate into our organization. If you have an idea for a new local initiative for Global Brigades, please contact our campus chairperson at PSUGlobalBrigades@gmail.com.
Food Bank Farming Committee
During planting and harvesting seasons, students work with a retired businessman/farmer to grow food products such as corn, potatoes, melons, strawberries, cabbage, carrots, berries, and more. The farm has a total of 3 acres, and all food grown goes towards stocking the State College Food Bank.
Global Brigades' THON committee has recently partnered efforts with Eberly College of Science to raise funds toward THON.
If you would like more information about the role of Global Brigades in THON or would like to get involved in the committee, contact our THON Committee Head, Stephen Hribar, at email@example.com.