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Happy Black History Month and Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action! This month - and every month - we join educators, students, advocates & allies to celebrate Black history, Black voices & Black communities. 

πŸ“š We encourage you to explore the following resources:

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GCE-US February Coalition Meeting, Tuesday, February 7; 9:00 - 10:30am ET. Email us to rsvp at: rsvp@gce-us.org

Upcoming Opportunities

  • You're Invited: Please join us for the next GCE-US Coalition Meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 9 am ET with speakers including Education Cannot Wait, Save the Children Action Network, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area. We want to hear from you about your 2023 actions, campaigns, and ways that partners can help ensure the human right to quality, inclusive education for all!
  • The next Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice meeting is on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 9 am ET.
  • Call for 2023 applications to the Library of Congress Literacy Awards. Non-profit organizations from around the world working to promote literacy and reading in the United States and/or globally are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted until March 1, 2023.
  • Education Cannot Wait (ECW) High-Level Financing Conference (HLFC)February 16-17, 2023, online and in person in Geneva, Switzerland. Register here!
    • The ECW HLFC will include a high-level segment on 16 February 2023, inviting political and other leaders to position the educational needs of the 222 million children and adolescents left behind in crises high on the international agenda, including announcements of financial contributions in support of ECW.
    • The second day on 17 February 2023 will be dedicated to a series of roundtable discussions aimed at sharing ideas, experiences, and stories related to education in emergencies.
      • GCE-US is co-organizing From Challenges to Change: Journeys to Disability-Inclusive Education and Learning Equity in Emergencies at 8:00-8:45 am CET. Please join the conversation and register online at: http://ecwhlfc2023.org/
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Urge the U.S. Government and Global Leaders to fund 222 Million Dreams for Children & Youth in Emergency and Crisis Settings!

Together, let’s urge U.S. leadership to pledge at least $158 million over four years at the ECW High-Level Financing Conference using this Action Toolkit and/or by sending an e-mail to U.S. government representatives using this easy tool, thanks to our coalition member and partner, JRS/USA.

Learn more: Read the U.S. Government Case for Investment to Education Cannot Wait here.

Help spread the message with these social media toolkits: 

  • The ongoing #222MillionDreamsβœ¨πŸ“š Campaign – calling on public & private sector to urgently mobilize +resources to scale up ECW's investments in the lead up to its High-Level Financing Conference in 2023! #HLFC2023
  • Promote ECW’s #BestInClass call for donors, as part of the #222MillionDreamsβœ¨πŸ“š global campaign. 
  • Read & share ECW's powerful #PostcardsFromTheEdge ✍️ which shine a light on the voices+words of children living on the frontlines of crises.


Education in Emergencies: A Global Call for 222 Million Children Event at Georgetown University

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The International Day of Education event, Education in Emergencies: A Global Call for 222 Million Children, on January 24, 2023, featured U.S. government representatives, education in emergency champions, experts, and young leaders.

Thank you to all speakers, sponsors, and participants for your engagement and partnership! Watch the full recording of the event here and read Jesuit Refugee Service/USA's summary here.

Financing the Education in Emergencies Sector: A Case for Investment in 222 Million Dreams

  • Dr. Joel Hellman, Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
  • Joan Lombardi Ph.D, Senior Fellow, Georgetown Collaborative on Global Children's Issues and Senior Scholar, Center for Child and Human Development
  • LeAnna Marr, USAID Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator
  • Elizabeth H. Campbell, Department of State, Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration
  • Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait
  • Representative Grace Meng, Congresswoman from New York's 6th Congressional District

Nothing About Us Without Us: Youth-Led Solutions to the Education Crises

  • Pierina Anton Lopez, Senior Fellow Global Campaign for Education-US, 2021 USAID Donald M. Payne Fellow, Student, Master’s in Global Human Development β€˜23 at Georgetown University, Co-Founder, E-Learning Amigos
  • Nehemia Abel, Georgetown Georgetown Global Human Development β€˜23, Policy and Advocacy Fellow, International Rescue Committee, 2021 USAID Donald M. Payne Fellow and GHD β€˜23, Co-Founder, Ubumwe
  • Olivia Issa, Program Lead, NASH Refugee Resettlement Initiative, George Washington University '22 
  • Emmanuelle Dyer Melhado, Outreach Chair, Welcoming Campus Initiative and No Lost Generation at George Washington University, George Washington University '24 
  • Jessica Garcia Bocaletti, Senior at International High School at Langley Park and Posse Scholar 
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Congressional Updates

We thank Representative Grace Meng, Representative Mike Quigley, Representative Brian Fitzgerald for their leadership in reaffirming U.S. support for access to education around the globe! On the International Day of Education, they introduced a bipartisan congressional resolution highlighting how critical access to education is for reducing poverty, improving peace and security, and increasing economic prosperity. Read the press release here.

Please join us in thanking Senators Dick Durbin and Marco Rubio, and Representatives Chris Smith and Grace Meng for introducing bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act of 2017 for an additional five years to equitably expand access to basic education for children around the globe!

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We want to hear from you!

>> Please share ideas through this brief survey on ways you/your organization would like to engage with the GCE-US coalition, and how you/your organization might be able to contribute, such as by hosting a coalition meeting in-person at your location, featuring your work and writing a GCE-US action blog, etc. 

We very much appreciate everyone's active engagement in GCE-US coalition, partner, advocacy, and community meetings and activities as dedicated coalition members, partners, supporters, and advocates! 

GCE-US: Give Today!

πŸ’• Please join us in supporting global education, girls’ education, disability-inclusive education, early learning, and education in emergencies/crises for children & youth around the πŸŒŽ with the Global Campaign For Education-USPlease consider giving here today - all recurring or one-time contributions make a tremendous difference! πŸ₯° 


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