Founder & Advisor

Steve was born in New York, and attended George Washington University and the University of Colorado. He founded Cross-Cultural Solutions in 1995, and as Executive Director, has traveled extensively throughout the world making frequent trips to the field. He has worked with at-risk youth in the United States and been a consultant for numerous international volunteering organizations domestically and abroad.

An expert in his field, Steve has been invited to speak at the U.N. on Non-Governmental Organizations and gender issues. He is on the Executive Committee of the International Volunteer Programs Association and is the Chairman of the Building Bridges Coalition, a project of the Brookings Institution focused on expanding international volunteer service, improving service quality, and ensuring positive impacts in communities throughout the world. Steve also serves on the advisory boards of More Peace Corps, Atlas Corps, and Global Citizen Year. He co-chairs the National Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy Task Force on Voluntary International Service, and serves on the Roundtable Consortium for the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange.

Steve has dedicated much of his time to communities throughout the world and is the Development Chief for the traditional area of Ziavi, Ghana, West Africa. He is the only non-African ever to have been given this honor. In May 2002, Mr. Rosenthal received the New York Senate Liberty Award "for selfless contributions during the terrorist attacks" of September 11th.

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