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TakingITGlobal Proudly Presents:
      The TakingITGlobal Dispatch!
For the Month of April 2001 (Volume 1.2)
In This Issue:
-> Welcome to the Dispatch!
-> Discussions Contest!
-> On the Web...
-> Initiatives
-> Featured Content
-> Wrap Up!
~·~ Welcome to the Dispatch! ~·~ 
The Dispatch is a week late this month, but we hope you'll agree that          
it was worth it! The last week was packed with progress, and we wanted to make sure we'd be able to include all of the exciting details in this month's newsletter!
Many new things have been launched on the web site, including a new look
(and Flash intro!), expanded and improved discussion board, Member Searching,
and much more! (don't miss the "On the web..." section!)
Also, TakingITGlobal's Toronto team hit the SkyDome last week at the
"Youth Empowerment" event! Learn all about it and check out
the pictures here: http://www.takingitglobal.org/discuss/showthread.php?threadid=44
If you have any questions, comments, ideas, or want to be more involved
with TakingITGlobal, please e-mail info@takingitglobal.org and
we will respond quickly!
In friendship,
The TakingITGlobal Team!
~·~ Discussions Contest! ~·~
Have you ever gotten paid for talking about stuff you're interested in?
You can now! TakingITGlobal is awarding three (3) prizes of $25 Amazon.com
gift certificates and a TakingITGlobal T-shirt to the three most active
users in the new discussion boards! http://www.takingitglobal.org/discuss/        
Activity will be judged based on quantity of posts *AND* quality of ideas
The contest runs from April 11, 2001 (today) to May 1, 2001! The three
 winners will be announced in next month's TakingITGlobal Dispatch!
Go check out the discussions now and start posting! http://www.takingitglobal.org/discuss/
If you have any problems accessing them, please contact us! info@takingitglobal.org
Good luck!
~·~ On the Web... ~·~
We've just completely re-launched our header and navigation system! What
do you think? Is it easier to find everything on the site now? We welcome
and appreciate your feedback! ( info@takingitglobal.org )
We've also added a ton of new sections and features during the last month,
-> Revamped and Expanded Discussion Boards
         ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/discuss/ )
-> Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, Internships, and Awards directory
         ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/sfgdir.html )
-> Member Search! (find members by name, city, state, country, and
         ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/members.html )
-> Addition of "IM Accounts" tab to Member Profiles
         ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/profile.html )
Coming soon:
-> Improved About Us section, with profiles, better progress reports,
-> and more! Notifications and many more exciting improvements!
~·~ Initiatives ~·~ 
         This month there's lots of news, with two new initiatives we've just
         launched! Read all about the Global Gallery and Workshop Kit!
-> Global Gallery
         Have you seen the Global Gallery? Launched last week as a replacement
         to the old "Showcase" section, the Global Gallery has amazing artwork
         by artists all over the world, and it's just getting started!
         Check out the gallery! ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/gallery/browse.html )
         Submit *your* work: ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/gallery/submit.html )
         Learn more: ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/gallery/about.html )
         If you have any questions or comments about the Global Gallery, you can
         contact Vittoria La Neve, Global Gallery Coordinator, at
-> Workshop Kit
         Imagine connecting with other young people in your community and from
         afar who share a passion for the same things that you do.
         Imagine exchanging ideas, gaining new perspectives, and creating
         strategies to affect change on issues that are important to you.
         Imagine if you could start doing this today.
         Apply for Workshop Kit Access! ( http://www.takingitglobal.org/workshopkit/ )
         If you have any questions about the workshop kit or running your own
         workshop, contact the Workshop Kit team at
-> Ideafund ( http://www.ideafund.org/ )
         Our Ideafund kick-off was successful beyond our expectations! We
         received many well thought-out submissions, and the judging panel is
         reviewing them this and next week for the April 21 announcement!
         The Ideafund site will also re-launch near the end of April with lots of
         new functionality and exciting enhancements! If you have any ideas about
         how we can make the site better, let us know at info@ideafund.org
~·~ Featured Content ~·~
Here's a selection of this month's content:
-> Interview with Amir Naor, Israel (by Limore Twena)
         "Youth in Israel are often stereotyped and thus feel like they are
         fighting prejudices. I see a bright future for the youth of Israel."
-> Interview with Fernanda Pereira Sartori, Brazil (by Michelle Bird)
         "We have to invest in projects that take the technology reality
         for that population... In my opinion, It's has to happen, and the beginning
         of everything has to be bringing technology to the public schools of the
         low-income population."
-> How about you?
         Do you want to share your thoughts and opinions on issues affecting the
         world, your life, or anything else? Just send us an e-mail at
~·~ Wrap Up! ~·~
Well that's it from us! Hope you enjoyed this installment, we certainly 
enjoyed putting it all together!

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