Who Are We

Global Tassels mission is to provide college education opportunities for underprivileged youth with leadership qualities living in the developing world and to support local community based organizations with programs related to poverty reduction.

We open doors to colleges and universities worldwide and we are committed to empowering our students to be leaders in their fields; engaging them in their communities; supporting their living sustainability, and shaping them to become the voices and forces of change for their countries.

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Our Guiding Principles

  1. Empowerment through Education: Global Tassels believes in the transformative power of education to uplift communities. We prioritize initiatives that empower individuals through access to quality education, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive.
  2. Sustainable Development: We are committed to fostering sustainable development practices that ensure long-term viability and resilience within communities. Our projects aim to address immediate needs while also laying the groundwork for future growth and self-sufficiency.
  3. Cultural Sensitivity and Collaboration: Respect for local cultures and traditions is fundamental to our approach. We work collaboratively with community members, valuing their knowledge and insights to co-create solutions that are culturally relevant and sustainable.
  4. Transparency and Accountability: Global Tassels upholds high standards of transparency and accountability in all aspects of our work. We believe in open communication, ethical practices, and responsible stewardship of resources, ensuring the trust and confidence of our stakeholders.
  5. Global Citizenship and Social Responsibility: As advocates for global citizenship, we recognize our interconnectedness and collective responsibility to address pressing social issues. Through advocacy, awareness-raising, and community engagement, we strive to inspire a sense of social responsibility and solidarity across borders.

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Where We Are

Global Tassels currently now works in countries such as, CAMBODIA, COLOMBIA, JAMAICA, INDIA, KENYA, and THE PHILIPPINES. As we grow, we plan to work with other countries around the world to recruit students and to build our global community partnerships. We currently cultivating in TURKEY, PERU, and THAILAND.

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GT Process


Global Tassels builds capacity in selected developing countries around the world. Our innovative model engages the next generation of student leaders to transform their local communities through sustainable projects at the grass-roots level.

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Get involved

On all different levels of the organization there is always space for dedicated people like you. Just like our team members you can join Global Tassels and do what you love.

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James (Jim) O’Brien
James (Jim) O’Brien

Chief Financial Officer

Gracie Zarate

Chief Student Success Officer

Richard Zalman
Richard Zalman, Ph.D.

4th President & CEO

Portrait of Denica Kelly - Chief of Staff of GlobalTassels
Denica Kelly

Chief Operating Officer


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