People-to-people relationships have the power to break barriers, build friendships and change the world.
When people from different backgrounds connect, it presents an opportunity to be immersed in a new culture, learn a new language and exchange ideas. These relationships often lead to enduring partnerships based on mutual understanding, respect and shared interest.
Our Education and Culture program connects people and institutions and supports small projects that promote service in the community and enhance cross-cultural understanding and cooperation between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean. The program has been supported by funding from the U.S. Department of State since 1983.
- 34 years
- 20,000 volunteers
- 64 grants awarded in 2016
- 36 communities engaged in 2016