Friday, April 2, 2010

Invitation to Global Kids' Winter 2010 Roundtable on Virtual Worlds & Nonprofits

You are cordially invited to Global Kids' Winter 2010 Roundtable on Virtual Worlds and Nonprofitson Monday April 12, from 12-1pm PST on MacArthur Island in Second Life (Use this teleport link)

Representatives of six nonprofit organizations will give brief presentations on their initial explorations of Second Life and other virtual worlds, and how they are thinking of integrating these virtual tools into their organizations' respective missions. Afterwards, there will be an open discussion about the applications of virtual worlds for various public good purposes.

The event is open to the public, with a special welcome to nonprofits, activists, educators, and developers.

Representatives of the following organizations will be presenting:
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia
  • Hip-Hop Education Center
  • Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
  • United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc
  • V.O.I.C.E. Community Development Corp
Each of these organizations has just completed the Global Kids' Virtual World Capacity Building Program, a four-week intensive exposure to virtual worlds for public good institutions. The event will be moderated by
Global Kids take place at the MacArthur Island Amphitheater (click here to teleport.)For more information about the Virtual World Capacity Building Program join the program's group on the or Contact Amira Fouad at

The VWCBP is by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ___________________________________
About Second Life
Second Life is a 3D immersive virtual world where roughly a million people from around the world communicate, share media, build 3D objects, and buy and sell virtual goods and services from each other. To participate in a Second Life virtual event, you will need a fairly recent computer and broadband access to the internet. Basic accounts are free. For more information and to get started, head to .

About Global Kids
Founded in 1989, Global Kids' mission is to transform urban youth into successful students and global and community leaders by engaging them in socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences. Through its leadership development and academic enrichment programs, Global Kids educates youth about critical international and domestic issues and promotes their engagement in civic life and the democratic process. Global Kids’ Online Leadership Program (OLP), now in its ninth year, integrates the use of social media -- from blogging to games to virtual worlds -- into GK’s innovative pedagogical approach. See for more info.
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