Education Forums and Workshops

Global FC is an advocate for immigrant and refugee related issues. We believe that effective advocacy involves carefully understanding and defining the issues, educating our volunteers and the larger public, promoting better dialogue in the community, proposing solutions and opportunities for support, while using evidence and measured outcomes as a basis for each effort. We desire real stories to empower real issues. Individual stories can be very effective to promote change and breathe life into issues. We obtain youth and families’ permission before we go public with their stories. We understand that change and increased understanding takes time, so it is our mission to be consistent with extending invitations to the larger Kansas City community to our various workshops and education forums.

Trainings, workshops and shared resources are part of our ongoing commitment to equip our volunteers and the larger community. All Global FC volunteers are required to go through various trainings related to their volunteer role as part of their on-boarding. Ongoing training and education are vital to ensure our volunteers are not only leading by passion and emotions, but are continuously equipped to understand the deeper underlining issues and challenges faced by underserved communities, especially New American youth and families. We are also dedicated to providing education forums and talks at various schools, events, and organization trainings in our efforts to see the broader population increase their understanding of resettlement and diversity issues, including breaking down walls of misconceptions, stereotypes and even fear.

Global FC Monthly Workshop: The third Thursday of each month, a Global FC workshop is dedicated to focusing on a specific topic related to refugee and immigrant youth development. A community resource expert is assigned and leads each workshop to provide participants with a deeper insight into pressing topics.

If you are interested in attending an upcoming workshop or training, please email:

If you are interested in having Global FC provide a training, workshop or special talk at your school, organization or event, please contact: Mariya D Goodbrake.