compassion-based collective impact
We believe that every international service volunteer can activate local and global engagement that is reflective, responsible, and compassionate by using resources that build empathetic, cross-cultural learning.
By developing customized volunteer curriculum, caravan supports partners in generating deeper connections between volunteers, partner organizations and local communities through service.
Martha and Bri immediately connected over shared passions for art, global community and social justice in their first years at Kalamazoo College. In 2009, the two created the Uganda Connection Project, in partnership with their campus and greater Kalamazoo community and Nebbi Standard Academy in northern Nebbi, Uganda. After months of fundraisers and art supply donation drives, Martha and Bri journeyed to Uganda for a month in summer 2009 where they provided student and faculty support and art workshops.
This project lay the foundation for each of their careers in years to come. Now as professionals in volunteer management, communications and international development, Martha and Bri are excited to leverage their passions and skills to drive deeper global engagement and wider social impact in Uganda and beyond.
Brianna has called Israel home for the last four years. An active leadership developer and communications expert, Brianna believes in the power of stories and human connections to build a future that works for all beings. Brianna is an artist and she is excited to develop communication strategies and strong visuals to broaden partner - philanthropic narratives and drive deeper engagement.
With ten years of experience in the youth leadership sector, Brianna has worked on coexistence programs and global health access projects for the past 10 years.
Brianna loves cooking, running and wandering through the markets of Tel Aviv.
With a diverse professional background in cross-cultural communications, community engagement and international education, Martha’s common thread is authentic relationship building and equitable human development. Whether developing social responsibility projects and partnerships for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, canvassing neighborhoods in Detroit, or leading school construction in rural villages, Martha loves convening stakeholders to tackle big challenges. She has lived and traveled throughout the globe, spanning 30 countries, and is eager to apply her volunteer and project management experiences in the field to creating robust global partnerships that drive sustainable impact and address global disparities. Martha loves spicy food, dark coffee and is an avid writer.