About Us

Promoting an awareness and understanding of global poverty issues has always been an important part of Concern Worldwide’s work. Concern believes that fighting poverty is the responsibility of all global citizens and that youth have a critical role to play. With nearly 50 years of experience responding to emergencies and working with communities to develop long-term solutions to poverty, Concern is uniquely positioned to bring an authentic and passionate voice into the classroom.

In 2001, in partnership with TUFTS University and funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Concern U.S. launched Global Concerns Classroom. Over the years, GCC has reached thousands of students across the U.S. through online resources and direct school programming. Concern Active Citizenship now takes GCC one step further, with more ways for students to help make our world a better place.

Concern Worldwide is an international relief and development organization working in 26 of the poorest countries dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the elimination of extreme poverty. Concern Worldwide U.S. is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide and supports the Concern network by providing technical and financial support to overseas programs and by increasing awareness of international humanitarian issues with the general public and with youth.