Through Social Action

Learn more about the Nobis Project
Nobis Project is a non-profit educational organization, founded in 2008, whose mission is to inspire purpose, pivot mindset, and activate agency. Nobis Project supports and collaborates with educators in developing community engagement experiences that prepare student leaders to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.

What We Do

Global Experiences

Through self-reflection, cultural immersion and critical service-learning, participants learn how to build reciprocal community partnerships, challenge inequity and oppression, and become informed, caring, global citizens.

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Workshops & Consulting

Customized services tailored to meet the needs of educators, schools, administrators and community leaders looking to enhance their approach to ethical community engagement practices; teaching about structural inequality; implementing critical service-learning; and embedding critical reflection.

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Educators, scholars, and community partners come together to develop and pilot educational materials and civic engagement and social justice programs for classroom and community use. Nobis Project then freely shares these resources.

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Experience Nobis Project Field Study

Savannah, GA

Power of Black Land:
A Gullah-Geechee Field Experience

Montgomery, AL

Women Driving Change:
Civil Rights Field Experience

Baltimore, MD

Architects of Freedom:
Baltimore's Pursuit for Desegration

Lawrence, MA

Immigrant City Field Experience

Featured Programs

As Freedom Grows

As Freedom Grows

National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History & Culture Workshop on the Legacy of Early African Americans & the Gullah-Geechee People. No cost for selected teachers.
July 10-16, 2022
July 31-Aug 6, 2022
Applications Due March 1, 2022

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“The whole Nobis World experience truly changed my life, thank you for providing me the opportunity.”

“There was a fantastic sense of camaraderie, learning, communicating, and sense of accomplishment in responding to what our community partner needed.” 

“I rediscovered the power of connection across difference.”

“I could not envision the amount of knowledge, dialogue, friendships that developed in 8 days. Thank you for providing a safe, valuable, space to learn, grow, and explore.”

Recent Blog Articles

The impact of teachers. Who stands out to you?

We each have one educator who made a profound impact on our life. Dr. Saundra Murray Nettles is one of these treasured people in my life. On a rare occasion, we former students have the opportunity to share our appreciation for the gifts our teachers have bestowed...

Called to this work

By Christen Higgins Clougherty, Ph.D., Executive Director, Nobis Project Four years ago, on the day after the election, I awoke very early to catch a flight from Savannah to New York City where I was to lead a workshop on Nobis Project’s Social Justice Framework for...

Looking For A Way To Make A Difference? We Have Two Recommendations

By Christen Higgins Clougherty, Nobis Project Founder & Executive Director - Like many people these days, I have a thunderstorm in my head and a flooding in my heart. So many elements of the world feel like they’re unraveling. We’re caught in a tidal wave, rushing...


July 2022
Ethical Global Engagement: Envisioning A New Approach to Travel

Moving Towards Action – Next Steps for Racial Justice

By Josiah “Jazz” Watts, Nobis Project facilitator - On February 23rd, 2020, an unarmed Black man was murdered while jogging in a neighborhood local to his home in Brunswick, GA. His name was Ahmaud Arbery and he was a Sapelo Island descendent, a son, a brother, a...

Conversations of Racial Injustice – Student Leaders Act at Brooklyn Friends School

By Emma Balsam, Nobis Project Intern - Earlier this year, 11th grade students at Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) in Brooklyn, NY embarked on a Nobis Project field experience titled “Race, Power, and the Preservation of African-American History & Gullah-Geechee...

Disruption As Opportunity: COVID-19 Creates A Call To Action

In times of uncertainty humans respond in different ways. Some people shut down out of fear, while others ignite and charge forward.

Diaper Mountain – For Parents Who Experience Homelessness

By Alexandra (Alex) Zinnes, MS, RYT, TEFL, Nobis Project Facilitator - Less than a tenth of a miles from our school is Our House http://www.ourhousega.org/, a childcare and support center serving families who experience homelessness.  Everyday, over 80 kids...

Nobis World – Dominican Republic: Day Eight July 20, 2016

By Jenni Arcieri Today the NOBIS World Dominican Republic team of 2016 said our goodbyes, many of us with a tear in our eyes. At breakfast we were joined by Patricia, Mariposa's director, who continued to share stories and plans about the girls at the center. It seems...

Nobis World – Dominican Republic: Day Seven July 19, 2016

By Rebecca Timus I can't believe this trip is almost over! This has been an amazing experience for me as an educator, person, and specifically as a woman. Today we went to visit the Mariposa center again to observe the teachers, spend time with the students and to...

If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

–Australian Aboriginal Activist

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