Social Responsibility

Laureate promotes the Social Responsibility activities of network member institutions and develops strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations worldwide.
Social Responsibility
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Social Responsibility at Laureate
Social Responsibility is intrinsic to the mission of Laureate Education, Inc. The corporate headquarters and more than 50 Laureate International Universities member institutions offer Social Responsibility programs based on local expertise, resources, and needs. The strategic Social Responsibility initiatives facilitated by the Laureate Network Products and Services team focus on youth leadership and include:
  • A multi-year, multimillion dollar partnership with the International Youth Foundation to fund and operate its YouthActionNet™ awards program for social entrepreneurs at Laureate institutions in Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Turkey, benefitting more than 120 young leaders to date. Through a recently announced Commitment to Action at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, Laureate has committed to launching 9 new YouthActionNet™ institutes at network institutions by 2014. Visit:

  • A $400,000 grant and scholarship partnership with the National Center for Global Engagement (formerly Bardoli Global) to facilitate study abroad opportunities for minority students, benefitting more than 130 minority students to date. Visit:

  • A $100,000 partnership with Global Citizen Year to provide a service learning year for US high school students at Laureate institutions in Ecuador and Brazil. Visit:

Contact Information

Craig Lundsten
Executive Director
Corporate Communications