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Richard Close
  • New Milford, CT
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Subject area expertise
Community, Global Learning Framework eLearning
Grade level(s) taught
adult education
Present status
Language(s) you can instruct in
Number of years teaching experience
16 to 20
Skills & Interests
Poverty Adult Learning and Community Learning Centers
If you have done work internationally, where and in what capacity?
Zambia, Kenya Leadership training and media
If you are willing to volunteer, in what area(s):
only interested in receiving information
How did you hear about us and a few words why you want to join EBB:


Afria Digital story telling program seeded by UNESCO Power of Peace Network.

"I am Africa. This is my story..."

Current teacher training we are doing in Uganda


Richard C Close CV.pdf


NGO Overview: Founder of Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. Developed poverty empowerment learning programs in the U.S. and Africa. Creator of “I am Africa. This is my story…” digital storytelling education social network and workshop development program seed funded by UNESCO Power of Peace Network. As acting Education Director of Bridgeport Rescue Mission, develops men’s and women’s education strategic plan, cyber classrooms, mission curriculum, Web2.0 digital library and courses based on UNESCO/WHO Life Skills outline. Photographed and wrote three digital books for not for profit organizations. Board member of Community Outreach Center, Danbury CT.

Corp. Overview: 16 years Chrysalis Marketing specializing in business development marketing and learning product development. This includes strategic work for Microsoft Certification program, built first profitable U.S. technology center Netlan Technology Center in New York City. Clients have included: IBM, Microsoft, MCI, Digital, Oracle, Global Knowledge, Sun Computers and numerous eLearning companies. Industry experience in IT, education and not for profit industries.

Speaker Consultant: Programs include internal webinar speaker on poverty and Web 2.0 community development, developer of the Global Learning Framework. Blogged in international cyber communities, Twitter and LinkedIn international network of over 1,500 education and NGO learners. Developer of African youth workshops on digital empowerment seeds by UNESCO. Author of three digital photography donation books on U.S. and African poverty.

Skills: Business development, education technologies, Internet community development, Web 2.0 education learning methods, urban adult learning, community learning centers, life skills, curriculum development, marketing, brand development, industry analysis, press relations, instructor Digital Literacy, author, blogger and speaker. 

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At 11:16 on January 4, 2013, Kate Ireland said…

Thank you for sharing Richard! The digital storytelling approach is fascinating. I look forward to following your work as it continues.





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