“It is inevitable that in moments of community transformation, leaders will come forth.”
Dr. Franklin Pimentel-Torres joined us from the Department of Education of the Dominican Republic for an online leadership seminar with our youth and staff to discuss his experience and perspectives about the contributions of young people in social uplift.
Dr. Torres described moments in history in which youth have taken a decisive role in social change, such as the Civil Rights Movement in the US and Anti Aparthide in South Africa.
Dr. Pimentel-Torres is Coordinator of the Department of Basic Education for Youth and Adults of the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic. He holds a Doctorate in the Science of Pedagogy, Ethics and Citizenship and specializes in education in marginalized, excluded social sectors.
ICL continues to turn on a dime, increasing our online classes and sessions during the stay-at-home order. We are bringing experts from around the world with feet-on-the-ground experience in organizing, civic engagement and public service together with our youth and staff.
This is an excellent time to study the relevance and importance of transforming ourselves to make change in the world.