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Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint Charlie StiftungMittwoch, Januar 16th, 2019 at 5:57pm
Looking forward to new projects this year, the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation wants to share our accomplishments from 2018. These include awarding new City of Berlin Scholarships to B.A. and M.A. students in the US who are dependents of the FDNY employees physically affected by their work at the sites of the 9/11 attacks.

Starting in the Fall 2005, the City of Berlin scholarship has been given to eligible college and graduate students; twenty-three students have since successfully graduated with the support of this generous scholaship. For the academic year 2018-2019, we are proud to award a total of twenty-four scholarships supporting 11 re-applying and 13 new students.

For more info about the scholarship or how you can donate money to it, and to watch the statement videos of CBS recipients, please check our website: http://www.cc-stiftung.de/index.php/city-of-berlin-scholarship/
Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint  Charlie Stiftung
Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint Charlie StiftungMittwoch, Januar 9th, 2019 at 4:32pm
Checkpoint Charlie Foundation wishes everyone a very Happy New Year! We also want to share a reminder that the next deadline to submit grant applications for your projects to be considered by the Foundation's Board is February 21, 2019. More information on grant application procedure is available on our website www.cc-stiftung.de

Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung wünscht all unseren Freunden und Projektteilnehmer*innen ein gutes neues Jahr! Außerdem weisen wir darauf hin, dass der nächste Abgabetermin für die Einreichung von Projektanträgen am 21. Februar 2019 ist. Mehr Infos zum Thema Projektförderung gibt es auf unserer Homepage www.cc-stiftung.de (Image created by Starline - Freepik.com)
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Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung added 7 new photos.Montag, November 26th, 2018 at 4:00pm
Day 4 of the 2018 Welcome Home program included two more highlights for the Berlin US military veterans. They visited some local schools before taking a lengthy tour of the Tempelhof Airport facilities, climbing up the stairs onto the roof before going down deep into the basement of the colossal building complex; three of this year's tour members were stationed at Tempelhof while serving in Berlin.

In the morning, the group split up into small groups of three, each assisted by a staff member of the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation, and went to the three following schools: the Berlin Kolleg in Moabit, the John F. Kennedy School in Zehlendorf, and the Wilma-Rudolf-Oberschule in Dahlem, not too far away from Clayallee. At the schools, the individual groups met with up to two classes of students to give a short presentation on their stint in Berlin while serving and answer any questions about that time.

While such visits primarily serve the purpose of educating the young Berliners about their city’s post-WWII history and the US military forces’ role in it, they also provide an opportunity for the Berlin US military vets to reflect on their experiences here. Most talked about the ways their time in Berlin has defined their career or personal life choices, and how they enjoyed living in this city as a young adult. Here are some of the remarks by the 2018 WH tour participants:

“This city will always have a special place in my heart. I have many happy memories here.”

“The most important thing was to witness the changes from the reunification. It was a joyful experience to realize that we made a difference.”

“The opportunity to speak with the students about my experiences serving in Berlin as a soldier was fantastic. […] This was the single experience that meant the most.”

“I took for granted the job I did [while stationed in Berlin] and didn’t think that I really contributed anything until I actually saw a united Germany. I made me proud and I’m really happy for the German people.”

All photos by CCF staff unless otherwise noted.