The Melton Foundation actively promotes global citizenship as a way for individuals and organizations to work together across boundaries of place and identity to address global challenges.

Today’s greatest challenges, from climate change to poverty, inequality to displacement, natural resource depletion to overpopulation, are global in nature and interconnected. However, traditional organizations and institutions working on these issues continue to be very siloed, focusing inwardly and pursuing narrow interests within national, cultural, academic and economic boundaries.

We envision a world in which individuals who would like to make a difference are empowered to work across borders of place and identity to solve global issues together. A world where people from different cultures, races and socioeconomic backgrounds are able to collaborate, learn from one another and create solutions for the benefit of humanity as a whole.

By promoting global citizenship as a way to solve our global challenges, we hope our fellows can become role models for a generation of future problem-solvers who can think outside the box and work across borders of all sorts — be they physical, geographical, economic, cultural, academic, racial, or sectoral.

The current team members of Project Narratives are active fellows of the Melton Foundation.