Traveling Together: In conversation with Lamar Shambley at TOCA

In this episode of the podcast, Nicole chats with Lamar Shambley about his organization and his efforts to give the next generation a global mindset.

TOCA (Teens of Color Abroad) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate the next generation of globally conscious youth of color through full language immersion study abroad experiences. In less than a year, TOCA has enrolled over 200 students of color from more than 20 states in zero-cost virtual language learning and cultural experiences. Support the #TOCATeenTakeover by donating to their summer campaign and following them on Instagram @teensofcolorabroad.

The ARD Podcast is co-produced by Nicole Cardoza (@nicoleacardoza on Instagram) and Mallory Cheng. It is edited by Mallory Cheng. Learn more at

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