This week, Partners of the Americas observes the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. Inspired by an initiative by the PartnersCampus network, Partners would like to highlight the many ways in which our programs, projects, and members #endpoverty.
The Washington State-Chile Chapter is keeping children warm through collaboration. When Chilean Partners traveler and school principal Luis Bravo attended a reception by the Washington State Chapter, he commented that his low-income school had no heat. The Washington Partners Board members then sprung into action.
PartnersCampus Goiânia (GYNCampus) celebrated its first leadership retreat on July 19 to empower young people to serve their community.
Study abroad opportunities aren’t always accessible to students. Such was the case for many students at Windward Community College (WCC) in Hawaii. With responsibilities stacked high and economic resources low, most WCC students had not pursued international experiences, especially in studying abroad.
When a Santo Domingo soccer team visited Lebanon, Tennessee, they built on a 50-year legacy of youth programs with the Tennessee Partners and Chapters and organizations in Venezuela, Amazonas, Brazil, and most recently, the Dominican Republic.
Maine Partners celebrated 50 years of partnership with its chapter in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil on July 19. Partners of the Americas President and CEO John McPhail, President of Rio Grande do Norte Chapter Marilia Sa, President of Maine Chapter Al Howlett, First President of Maine Partners Alan Rubin, and other distinguished guests came together in Yarmouth, Maine to discuss the future directions for Partners of the Americas.
Leading the way by example and commitment is PartnersCampus EAFIT, who celebrated their fifth anniversary with Partners The event featured a variety of activities centered on the pillars of the PartnersCampus student chapters: community leadership, civic engagement and volunteerism and professional development. Over 100 youth participated in dynamic leadership activities with a social, cultural and international focus.
US Embassy officials in Paraguay, Partners of the Americas staff, members of Comité Paraguay Kansas, Paraguay Kansas chapter and other distinguished guests came together on June 28 at the US Embassy in Asunción to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the United States and the 50th anniversary of the Paraguay-Kansas bilateral relationship.
On June 12th, a village in Paraguay celebrated the World Day Against Child Labor, to make sure children grow up to be happy and healthy.
From camping overnight on Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez to kayaking, surfing, and snorkeling with sea lions at Los Cerritos Beach, the students of Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) certainly managed to fit in their fair share of adventures during their spring 2018 semester. This opportunity was made possible by a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund.