Abby Falik was dismayed when she discovered she couldn’t join the Peace Corps after graduating from high school only because she hadn’t yet turned eighteen. So she started a Peace Corps of her own. Because of her, every year, a corps of graduating seniors defer college to become Global Citizen Year Fellows in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Abby was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative for her visionary leadership.
Abby Falik, founder and CEO of the Global Citizen Year initiative. Abigail also designed and launched an initiative to empower youth to overcome the challenges of global poverty, a model which has now become a flagship program of Mercy Corps.