• Volunteer Voice: Dana Buzzelli, Program Facilitator

    As a former exchange student, I know how beneficial and life-changing international experiences can be. Learning about and experiencing other cultures is key to broadening perspective, breaking down negative stereotypes, and becoming a global citizen. When I read IYLF’s mission, I knew I wanted to be involved in bringing that international e...

  • CIFF42-‘I Am Not A Witch’

    Join us at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival at a screening for the acclaimed film I Am Not A Witch.  We chose to partner with this film because it brings new voice to the stories our students have been exposed to during their year long study of the continent of Africa. It also centers around a youth searching […]...

  • Executive Director Letter

    IYLF is Having a Great 2017!   Dear Friends and Supporters of IYLF,   It seems like just yesterday that myself, a couple of dedicated volunteers, and 18 bright eyed and promising young students gathered at the Collinwood library for our first program.  Together, we took the first step on thejourney of a lifetime.  This journey of learning [&...

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