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Welcome to our web-site.

Co-Serve International's mission is to model and cultivate servant leadership communities around the world.  We hope this site will help you to learn more about what that means and how you might get involved.

Thank you for visiting the web-site of Co-Serve International.  Let us briefly introduce ourselves...

Co-Serve International (or "Co-Serve") was formed in 1997 when a group of educators and business people from Oregon responded to an invitation to help a university in Kazakhstan develop leaders for their newly independent nation.

Since that time, Co-Serve has expanded its work to support leadership development in countries around the world, including Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Thailand, the Philippines, Nigeria and the USA.


We love to be involved in places of learning as we believe many of tomorrow's leaders are found in today's classrooms.  We also believe that our world is in great need of leaders - leaders of vision and integrity who understand that life is a great opportunity, not to be served, but to serve others.  As such, Co-Serve International is all about sharing the principles and ideas of servant leadership.

At its heart, Co-Serve is about people - our staff, volunteers, partners and friends around the world who have decided to join our mission to model and cultivate servant leadership communities in a variety of contexts -  in classrooms, educational institutions, non-profits, faith communities and businesses.  When we talk about servant leadership communities, we mean communities that see each person as incredibly valuable and who help each person to know and pursue their unique calling in connection with others.


Servant leadership is not easy - it requires sacrifice and commitment.  We are thankful for the opportunity to journey with friends around the world as we learn from each other, share ideas, and encourage one other.

Engage with Co-Serve
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Learn how you can help provide a scholarship to a financially needy student to help them participate in one of Co-Serve's 2019 Servant Leadership Academies.

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Our Facebook Page is a great way to see recent news and engage with the people and events of Co-Serve.

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See updates about our alumni around the world.

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Learn how to order books, like Jonathan Martin's "Breaking the King Saul Syndrome" on our Resources page.

Upcoming Events
December 2018 - April 2019
The 2018-2019 Mentor Program

Over 40 students from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Afghanistan and the USA are having weekly discussions about servant leadership with Co-Serve mentors.

March and April, 2019
Int'l Educators Academy

Groups of professors from Afghanistan will be visiting Co-Serve partner universities in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and the USA to learn more about practicing servant leadership in education.

May 6-12, 2019
Co-Serve Community Conference

Co-Serve global staff, staff partners, champions and board members will meet in Kazakhstan for their biennial conference to share with and learn from one another.

June 21 - July 6, 2019
Kyiv Servant Leadership Academy

Hosted by Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, students from around the world will form a community that will visit and learn from real-life examples of servant leadership in Ukraine.

July 13-29, 2019
Colorado Servant Leadership Academy

Hosted by our partners in Parker, Colorado, students from around the world will form a community that will visit and learn from real-life examples of servant leadership in the USA.