04.26.2011- Claremont, CA

Win a Weekend Rental of ASTON MARTIN Vantage Volare!!!
Raffle Tickets - 1 for $6, 2 for $10, and 10 for $40
Restrictions apply (21+, insurance, 500 mile cap, 48 hour rental)
Winners announced at: Silent Auction on May 5th - Trustee's Board Room (Harper) 6pm-9pm

Please support School of Community & Global Health's Sri Lanka 2011 or Bust
Proceeds go to travel expenses for research/community relations building trip.

04.18.2011- Newport Beach, CA

Pictures in courtesy of Ms. Cevadne Lee and Joe Fier!!! Thank you for all who participated in our silent auction!

04.15.2011- San Diego, CA
Check out our Group VIDEO made by Joe Fier, thanks!
04.03.2011- San Diego, CA

After seeing Mandy Moore, conversing with Drew Barrymore and Sean Penn (Bree!), and having Pres. Bill Clinton sign his My Life autobiography book (potential silent auction item), we are back from a weekend at CGIU 2011.

  • The Jenzabar Foundation for their fellowships and travel award grants!
  • Our friends and family who supported us this weekend although we did not win! As our mentor, Dr. Palmer, emailed us during the closing plenary on Saturday, "Hey, you are all winners!!  The best students I have ever had in 15 years of teaching.  Just enjoy the experience!" And for that, we did.
Here are a couple of pictures:
Opening plenary on Friday - (R to L) Pres. William Clinton, Chad Hurley (Co-founder, YouTube), Shirley Ann Jackson (President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology), Greg Lucier (Chairman & CEO, Life Technologies), Jessica O. Matthews (Co-founder & CEO, Uncharted Play Inc.; Co-Inventor, sOccket)...
--> Bree, Liesl, Lara and Mel sat 8 rows away from the panel, so close that we could see Pres. Clinton's facial expressions up close and personal!!! 
Exchange Exhibit on Saturday - We displayed our projected work on a poster and passed out pamphlets with the same information, as well as cute around the world notepads with our website on it. We also wore our wonderfully made T-shirts (which no other group did), and eventually caught the eye of a celebrity!

03.31.2011- San Dimas, CA

We officially have T-SHIRTS!
For every $25 Donation or more, our gift to you is a FREE T-shirt with our logo!

03.12.2011- San Dimas, CA

Thank you for those who came to our March Fundraisers. We got our first paycheck - this is what started our funds! We can finally move our plane!!!

03.10.2011- Claremont, CA

Thank you to the Flame Magazine for our featured News Read - Check it out!

02.23.2011 - Claremont, CA

We are officially on FACEBOOK!
A huge thank you to Troy Tsuchikawa for the awesome logo designs!
Please help us support our endeavor to Sri Lanka by liking our page! Many thanks!

02.16.2011 - Claremont, CA

Welcome to the Local-to-Global Health website!
Our current project is called

With the support of our community, our families, and our friends, we strive to explore and experience the definition of health, locally and globally.
Despite our physical and fiscal limitations, we are committed in empowering ourselves and our communities through education, research, and action.
Our common goal is a process of advocacy and collaboration in order to improve the well-being of individuals today, tomorrow, and in the generations to come.
Our journey to Sri Lanka is a stepping stone for future partnerships, transdisciplinary work, and global learning experiences along the Pacific Rim and worldwide.
We hope that with this website, we will be able to SHARE our endeavor beyond our local boundaries, BUILD lines of communication and connectivity, and ENCOURAGE fellow students and professionals,alike, to become ambassadors for health no matter where you are.
"We are powerful beyond measure...." - M. Williamson

Who are we?
We represent a group of graduate students from the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. As steadfast and passionate global health professionals of the future, we are committed to promoting improved mental and social health among tsunami and civil war survivors in Sri Lanka through partnerships with in-country community groups and academic institutions. The long-term effects of major natural disasters and man-made humanitarian emergencies on psychological health need to be better understood and more extensively researched, both for international and domestic purposes. Our pledge is to create a synergistic relationship that unites and empowers Sri Lankan communities with a team of ten graduate students in an effort to contribute to knowledge about the long-term social consequences of trauma, disaster and conflict, and to inform the development of community driven mental health services.

If you would like more information of how you can help us reach our goals, please see DONATE.

Upcoming Events

05.05.11 - Thursday
Silent Auction, CGU campus

and receive a Free GIFT!

With every $25 donation or more, you will receive a FREE GIFT from us: our logo t-shirt along with a personalized thank you & tax deductible letter!  Help us today!

As of 5/6/2011