In March 2017, a friend of Partners of the Americas, Roberta, asked if I could host her and her two children in Indiana that following January to spend a month learning about the American education system. During the time I spent with Roberta, a teacher-to-teacher exchange was born that has changed the lives of over a dozen educators.
Partners Washington, D.C. staff celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by discussing and learning how to incorporate eco-friendly habits into our everyday lives. Senior Program Officer Summar Lyons presented ideas of how the staff can reduce our carbon footprint.
The Virginia - Santa Catarina, Brazil Chapter's Best Practices
Career Connections Seminar Participant, Leorah B. McGinnis, recently attended the inaugural Career Connections Seminar for U.S. exchange alumni. She discusses how the Seminar helped leverage the unique skills she developed abroad for her career development.
Happy International Women´s Day.Today, Partners of the Americas celebrates International Women's Day. This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter, which calls for gender equity around the world, including in workplaces, governments, and the media.
When Tennessee Partner's Jessica Edwards was finishing her Peace Corps Service in the Dominican Republic, she, like most Peace Corps Volunteers, was wondering what difference she made in the lives of local people with whom she worked. She found a way to answer this question through an innovative program, Picture Change.
One small step. It sounds like such a simple action, but it can have a profound impact on many, including myself.
I wish you all a wonderful 2019. This past year we were able to accomplish so much through your support.
When the North Carolina Chapter of Partners of the Americas received a donation of 400 children’s books in Spanish, they were left with one question: “What could we do with all of these books?”
Partners of the Americas is driven by our members and we always need to ensure that we recognize and celebrate those spectacular volunteers, donors and other supporters who have contributed to Partners’ success each year. We presented awards to esteemed individuals during the What Works 2018 Conference Gala Dinner at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel on December 6.