Rustic Pathways has a lot to celebrate about what our students, staff, and community partners accomplished in 2016—from the number of service hours our students completed to the results of our first Student Impact Evaluation. So we broke down 2016 by the numbers.
We added operations in Cuba, including two new programs—of the nine new programs offered last year. In 2017, we’re adding Nepal, which gives students two program options to choose from. Those are among the 17 new programs to consider for the upcoming spring and summer.
We established a system for evaluating the sustainability criteria for our community partners, which should be complete next year.
The number of countries Rustic students traveled to in 2016. Find out where you can travel in 2017.
The percentage of students who experienced growth in their desire to positively impact the lives of others—the highest percentage among our 10 SLOs.
The percentage of students who indicated their satisfaction with Rustic’s ability to minimize environmental impacts during programs.
Rustic students chose from nearly 100 programs last year. That number is increasing for 2017. Find out which program is right for you!
112 Squad members
We started the Rustic Squad in September for student alumni and already have 112 members. For those interested in joining the Squad, keep an eye on social and your inbox.
Rustic worked with 170 community partners on more than 200 projects in 2016. Those included:
• Water projects in five countries
• Building 15 new homes (and assisting with five projects in New Orleans) and renovating 46 others
• Making improvements to 36 school facilities, including toilets, classrooms, and three new kindergartens
500 team members
Rustic’s staff of 500+ hails from 25 countries and speaks more than 50 languages.
The number of lives impacted by Rustic programs, including community partners, international staff, and students.
The number of service hours Rustic students completed in 2016.
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Jack has spent his professional career as a writer and editor. Before joining Rustic, he worked as a journalist in Kansas and Colorado, taught English in Swaziland, and transitioned to marketing roles in the Boston and New York startup worlds. Jack is excited to channel his love of storytelling and his appreciation for education as Rustic’s Content Production Manager. When not working, Jack can be found cheering on his Kansas City sports teams and Kansas Jayhawks. Jack and his wife, Blythe, live in Brooklyn.