Founded in 1979, as the Institute for Practical Idealism and later known as Legacy International was inspired by a vision – helping people develop and refine the skills to effectively and sustainably address the needs of their societies in a way conducive to their local circumstances.  This requires an emphasis on building long-lasting relationships around shared universal values.

Our work has spanned 105 countries and impacted over 700,000 people.

Building cooperative and productive lives through:

  • cross-cultural training
  • conflict prevention and resolution
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • curriculum development
  • educator/ pedagogical programs
  • student to student programming

Our work touches many lives:

  • We engage emerging leaders worldwide
  • Our  participants return home with the skills to be energetic yet practical change-agents with new vision.
  • We have partnered on five continents, and have worked with individuals from more than 100 countries.
  • We have equipped organizations to work more effectively in a wide range of initiatives.
  • We have hosted 120 delegations in the U.S. and in other countries-and have helped participants to gain new tools and perspectives.
  • We have organized more than a dozen international training and conference events.

Our Partners and Funders:

  • includes government agencies, foundations, corporations
  • private donors, and tuition-paying participants
  • We work with scores of partner organizations that share similar visions to build working coalitions, to accomplish set goals, and to share our expertise with others.