As 2015 quickly comes to a close, we wanted to look back on the past year and see how we impacted our global community. In collaboration with Sustainable Travel International, we’ve compiled the data and numbers into our 2015 Impact Report, which gives an overview of our service initiatives around the world. 2015 was a huge year for the Rustic community and we wanted to say thank our community partners, staff, and students for impacting 41,973 people around the world through our service projects. This truly was a team effort and would not have been possible without all of us working toward a common cause.
41,973 is a big number, but what does it mean?
41,973 includes students, program leaders, and the local community members who worked on all our service projects this summer. It also includes the Rustic Pathways global community and the individuals who were directly impacted by each of our service projects.
Thanks again to our global community! We are excited to continue our positive impact in 2016 and years to come!
More than a decade of program leader experience, fluency in Spanish, and commitment to community service make Kelly a natural fit to direct our Peru operations. Previously, Kelly worked in Costa Rica with indigenous communities and turtle conservation efforts after joining Rustic in 2008. Originally from New Jersey, Kelly earned a degree in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.