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Things to do on Governors Island

This historic island has been a popular location for picnics, military training and even concerts. Though it was originally part of the city’s defensive plans, Governor’s Island is now home to a unique mix of recreational activities and historical sites. Located in New York Harbor between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, this small island—just…

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August 25, 2022

The Benefits of Meaningful Community Engagement

Love exploring and want to do something meaningful while you do it? Our Social Impact Tours are a new way to explore a city, gain deeper understanding of the community around you and make a difference by volunteering. We offer Social Impact Tours that connect people from around the world to the stories, challenges and…

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May 23, 2022

Social Impact Experiences are More Impactful Corporate Volunteer Activities

The new generation of employees craves more than just their standard corporate job. Employees want experiences like team building activities with local non-profits or community organizations. We often think of “team building” as activities to bring co-workers together in a non-work context, like a sales incentive trip or a scavenger hunt. And while these excursions…

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May 22, 2022

The Future of Tourism is Social Impact Tourism

Social Impact Tourism The responsible traveler today visits a place in order to get to know its people, culture and history. Social Impact Tourism promises to be an important part of our future as travelers and consumers – not only because it helps us travel more sustainably but also because it provides us with an opportunity…

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May 19, 2022

Like A Local Tours Launches Social Impact Initiative with New Partner: Carmen Portela

Like A Local Tours is excited to announce the appointment of Carmen Portela as Head of Social Impact. Like A Local Tours aims to launch a series of experiences aimed at supporting organizations working in sustainability, environmental, and social and food justice in New York City and its boroughs. Carmen was born and raised in…

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July 22, 2021