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Partners of the Americas is a network of people and organizations dedicated to the promotion of inter-American collaboration, civic participation, and opportunity through our volunteer chapters, program implementors, and their participants.


PartnersConnect is the initiative to connect this network.

 

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How it Works

How it Works

                           

The purpose of the PartnersConnect initiative is to promote civic participation and opportunity through inter-American Collaboration.  Partners of the Americas Inc. promotes inter-American collaboration through its volunteer chapter projects and development programs.  The goal of PartnersConnect is to bring these networks together in order to expand our capacity to connect, serve, and change lives.  We invite new people and organizations to take part by joining with this network of volunteers and implementors, and we look forward to connecting you with our network. 

If you work with an existing Chapter, Partners Campus (a volunteer student Chapter), or a Country Affiliate (a key program implementor), we invite you to mention, when signing up, that organization as having "referred" you to join PartnersConnect.   By doing so, half of your contribution fee will go toward supporting that local organization, and half of the fee will go toward supporting the broader Partners mission.  In this way, PartnersConnect supports local volunteer and development organizations across the Americas while strengthening one of the largest and the longest standing networks for civic participation in the America

We invite you to take part and begin buiding civic participation both locally and across the Americas today!  

Check out this video on The Purpose of PartnersConnect

Check out this video on How PartnersConnect works for Chapters

 

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Benefits

Benefits

                       

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People

People

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Organizations

Organizations

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Connect with Programs and Projects

Connect with Programs and Projects

           

As a Partner, we connect you with our Chapter Projects and Development Programs

Chapters:  Affiliate with Partners Chapters

Education and Culture Projects:  Connect with Chapters to access project resources. 

Partners Foundation Grant Projects: Collaborate with Chapters to apply for grants!

Partners Campus:  Find, support, or form a Partners Campus.

100,000 Strong in the Americas:  Find out the latest on 100,000 Strong in the Americas!

Ambassadors for Prosperity:  Get discounts on this volunteer program in Colombia!

Presidential Internship Program:  Nominate candidates, receive discounts, and connect with alumni. 

Youth Ambassadors:  Nominate talented youth or build a delegation!

Legislative Fellows: Recruit, send, and/or receive talented professionals!

Matching:  Become a fellow or build your own fellowship program!

ECPA Fellows:  Connect to this dynamic professional network. 

Farmer to Farmer:  Propose to send or receive an agricultural expert!

A Ganar:  Collaborate to implement and support sport for development.

Partners Participants and Alumni (for any program):  Receive post-program support to build your network!

Chapters

Are you a member of a Partners Chapter or seek to work with a Partners Chapter?  Partners Chapters are the core of Partners of the Americas, and PartnersConnect seeks to build a network around Chapters to grow access to resources, collaborating organizations, and participants in civic engagement. PartnersConnect seeks to affiliate people and organizations to both Chapters and to Partners of the Americas Inc. to grow our network together. Organizations joining PartnersConnect may indicate an affiliation to a Partners Chapter, which will allow for 50% of the organization’s contribution fee to be automatically donated to the indicated Chapter.  The goal is to connect, serve, and change lives through lasting partnerships that engage the Americas.

For Chapter members:  See this presentation for Chapters to learn more about getting involved in PartnersConnect.

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Education and Culture: 

Collaborate with Partners’ chapters to access exchange and small project resources through the Education and Culture program. 

Organizations

Is your organization interested in collaborating with volunteers on short-term volunteer projects in civic diplomacy?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, we can help you get involved with the Education and Culture Program (link) by connecting you with a local chapter.   The Education and Culture Program  (link) is available primarily for Chapters, so if have an idea for a project, a great way to make it happen is to link up with a local Partners Chapter as a Chapter Affiliate.   

Individuals

Are you interested in small travel grants to fund short-term volunteer projects as a civic diplomat?  As a partner on PartnersConnect, we can help you get in contact with your local chapter to recommend a project or see how you can get involved in an existing one.  Opportunities through the Education and Culture Program are available primarily for Chapters and Chapter members, so if have an idea for a project, a great way to make it happen is to also join a local Partners Chapter.   

Chapters and Chapter members: 

The education and culture program remains a program built specifically for our Chapters and their members so that Chapter Counterparts can better coordinate programs.  We invite you to participate with the people and organizations that join PartnersConnect to add to your project capacity. 

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Foundation Grants:

Collaborate with Partners’ chapters to apply to the Partners of the Americas Foundation small grants program. 

Organizations: 

Is your organization interested in developing a project to benefit a local or international community?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, we can help you collaborate with a local chapter in applying for the Partners Foundation Grants Program (link).  The program is available primarily for Chapters, so if your organization has an idea for a project, a great way to make it happen is to link up with a local Partners Chapter as a Chapter Affiliate.   

Individuals

Are you interested in developing a project to benefit a local or international community?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, we can help you collaborate with a local chapter in applying for the Partners Foundation Grants Program (link).  The program is available primarily for Chapters, so if your organization has an idea for a project, a great way to make it happen is to link up with a local Partners Chapter as a Chapter Affiliate.   

Students:

Are you a student interested in gaining funding for your educational pursuits?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, we can keep you up to date on the latest opportunities to apply for the Dennis Shaw scholarship fund through the Partners of the Americas Foundation.  The fund provides one time scholarships to outstanding students based on merit and need.  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, we can keep you informed and help you navigate the application process. 

Chapters and Chapter members: 

The Partners of the Americas Foundation Grants Program remains a program built specifically for our Chapters and their members so that Chapter Counterparts can better coordinate programs.  We invite you to participate with the people and organizations that join PartnersConnect to add to your project capacity. 

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Partners Campus

Find support in forming and/or connecting with a Partners Campus

Organizations

Are you a center for secondary or higher education?  As an Organizational Partner in PatnersConnect, you receive first consideration and support in forming a Partners Campus student group at your institution. 

Is your organization interested in collaborating with youth?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect you can receive assistance connecting with a local Partners Campus to engage in joint volunteer programs.  Additionally, you receive exclusive access to PartnersCampus events, webinars and exchange opportunities. 

Individuals

Are you passionate about student volunteerism and service?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect you receive first consideration and support in forming a Partners Campus student group at your institution.  Additionally, you receive exclusive access to PartnersCampus events, webinars and exchange opportunities. 

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100,000 Strong in the Americas

Be among the first to receive the latest information about the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and partnership between the US Department of State, NAFSA and Partners of the Americas. 

Organizations

Are you a center for Higher Education?  As an Organizational Partner, your institution will receive the most recent updates and opportunities for matching grants to facilitate exchanges between US and Latin American Universities.

Individuals

Are you a university student or educator?  As a Partner, you will receive the most recent updates and opportunities for matching grants to facilitate exchanges between US and Latin American Universities.

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Ambassadors for Prosperity

Custom design a student, corporate, or other group delegation to serve with the Ambassadors for Prosperity program in the spectacular and dynamic country of Colombia.

Organizations: 

Is your organization interested in organizational and corporate volunteering?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, your organization receives discounts and priority access to our International Corporate Volunteering Program with Ambassadors for Prosperity (link).   Members of your organization can also receive discounts for individual and group volunteer programs. 

Individuals: 

Are you interested in international volunteerism?  As a Partner you will receive discounts and priority access to Ambassadors for Prosperity (link) International volunteer and internship programs.  You also are eligible to apply for a Service Leader Fellowship to enjoy a free or discounted program.  

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Presidential Internship Program

Nominate intern candidates, receive discounts, and get connected with and hire our intern alumni. 

Organizations:

Are you a center for Higher Education seeking to find opportunities for your students?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect you are the first to receive updates about internship positions and job openings within the Partners network.  Specifically, college and university members can receive discounted rates on select program and housing fees for their students upon enrollment into Partners President’s Internship Program (hyperlink PIP).

Are you an organization seeking young professionals trained in international development and inter-American engagement?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect you can select alumni from Partners rigorous leadership and career development internship program PIP (hyperlink PIP).  You can access the biographies and resumes of these distinguished Intern Alumni from the PartnersConnect InternAlum Profile page (this page would need to be built out.)

Individuals:

Are you a young professional looking to build your career opportunities in international development and inter-American engagement?  As a member of PartnersConnect you can apply to our President’s Internship Program (hyperlink to PIP) in Washington DC and receive discounts on select program and housing fees. (contingent upon acceptance into the program) 

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Youth Ambassadors and Youth Lead

Nominate talented youth or build an international youth leadership delegation with Partners of the Americas through the Youth Lead Program. 

Organizations

Does your organization work with youth?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, you receive first preference to work with our Youth Ambassadors Program (link) and our Youth Lead Program (link) when a youth delegation comes to your area.  The programs are exchanges that seeks to orient youth in the civil society of a foreign country.  The youth then apply what they learned abroad to implement local projects in their own community. 

Individuals

Are passionate about experiential education?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect you will receive the latest updates on new openings in the Youth Ambassadors and Youth Lead programs. 

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Legislative Fellows Program 

Recruit, send, and/or receive talented professionals as part of the Legislative Fellows program!

Organizations

Is your organization seeking highly trained professionals who can provide project support and a cross-cultural perspective?   As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, your enterprise can collaborate as a host with our Legislative Fellows Program, which connects leading midlevel professionals in law, governance, and civic advocacy with likeminded organizations abroad.  If your organization is interested in working with a fellow to develop new business strategies, let us know (link to Theresa and Gabrielle’s email), and as an Organizational Partner, we will work to connect you.  We will also keep your enterprise up to date on new opportunities for individuals to apply for the next Matching fellows cohort. 

Individuals

Are you seeking to gain international experience promoting accountability, transparency, and citizen advocacy abroad?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, you can stay up to date on the latest opportunities to apply for our Legislative Fellows program (link to program).  We can also help your organization serve as a host for new fellows.  If you are interested in these opportunities let us know (link to Elizabeth Lopez email), and as a Partner, we will work to connect you. 

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Matching

Participate in or build your own international business fellowship program with Partners of the Americas. 

Organizations

Is your organization seeking to grow international business relationships?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, your enterprise can collaborate with our Matching fellows (link to matching fellows program), some of the leading expert consultants on international business in the Americas.  If your organization is interested in working with a fellow to develop new business strategies, let us know (link to Lauren Boetsch’s email), and as an Organizational Partner, we will work to connect you.  We will also keep your enterprise up to date on new opportunities for individuals to apply for the next Matching fellows cohort. 

Individuals

Are you seeking to internationalize your business?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, you can collaborate with our Matching fellows program (link to program) by hosting a fellow at your organization or becoming a Matching fellow yourself.  If you are interested in these opportunities let us know (link to Elizabeth Lopez email), and as a Partner, we will work to connect you. 

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ECPA Fellows

Connect to Partners’ dynamic climate change and sustainable development professional network!

Organizations: 

Is your organization passionate about climate change prevention?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, your enterprise can collaborate with our Senior ECPA fellows, some of the leading expert consultants on climate change science and policy in the Americas.  If your organization is interested in working with a fellow to develop innovative solutions and collaborative projects, let us know (link to Elizabeth Lopez email), and as an Organizational Partner, we will work to connect you.  We will also keep your organization informed on opportunities for your employees to apply for the next ECPA fellows cohort. 

Individuals

Are you passionate about climate change science and policy?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, you can collaborate with our Senior ECPA fellows, some of the leading expert consultants on climate change science and policy in the Americas.  If you are interested in working with a fellow to develop innovative solutions and collaborative projects, let us know (link to Elizabeth Lopez email), and as a Partner, we will work to connect you.  We will also keep you informed on opportunities to apply for the next ECPA fellows cohort. 

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Farmer to Farmer Program

Propose to receive or send an expert in agricultural technical assistance to or from your community through the Farmer to Farmer flex program!

Organizations

Does your organization work in agriculture?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, your enterprise can get involved in the expansive network of volunteers, universities, businesses, and community groups involved in Farmer to Farmer, a program designed to improve agricultural yield and sustainability through technical assistance to small and medium scale producers in the Americas. Organizational Partners can get involved by encouraging their employees to apply for volunteer and exchange fellowships through Farmer to Farmer. 

Individuals

Are you passionate about agriculture?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, you can get involved in the expansive network of volunteers, universities, businesses, and community groups involved in Farmer to Farmer, a program designed to improve agricultural yield and sustainability through technical assistance to small and medium scale producers in the Americas.  A Partner can get involved by applying for the program to build agricultural capacity and people-to-people exchange in the Americas. 

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 Ganar

Collaborate with the A Ganar network to implement and support sport for development in the Americas. Organizations: 

Organizations

Is your organization located in Latin America or the Caribbean and interested in getting involved in youth employment through sport?  As an Organizational Partner in PartnersConnect, you can work with the variety of organizations working in 15 countries to coordinate and implement A Ganar (link), the signature sports for development program of Partners of the Americas.  Organizational Partners  can get involved by hosting A Ganar interns, hiring A Ganar graduates, serving as A Ganar mentors, and by collaborating as a program implementer. 

Individuals

Do you believe in the power of sport to improve the lives of youth?  As a Partner in PartnersConnect, you can get involved with the variety of organizations working in 15 countries to coordinate and implement A Ganar (link), the signature sports for development program of Partners of the Americas.  A Partner can get involved in the program as a participant (youth only), volunteer, mentor, intern or professional implementer (at the discretion of the A Ganar program).

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Program Participants and Alumni

Receive post-program support to build and maintain your network in the Americas. 

Are you a program participant?  If so, you are eligible for free or discounted fees to join as a Partner in PartnersConnect.   The goal of PartnersConnect is to help build the visibility, knowledge, connectivity, participation, and engagement of people and organizations working to build inter-American engagement.  By joining, you become part of the Partners of the Americas network, a robust network of people and organizations working together to connect, serve, and change lives in the Americas. 

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FAQs

FAQs

                     

Why PartnersConnect?

The purpose of the PartnersConnect initiative is to promote civic participation and opportunity through inter-American Collaboration. Partners of the Americas Inc. promotes inter-American collaboration through its volunteer chapter projects and development programs. The goal of PartnersConnect is to bring these networks together in order to expand our capacity to connect, serve, and change lives.  PartnersConnect is unique in that people and organizations can affiliate with both a local Chapter, student group, or program implementor and the Partners international office in Washington DC.  By affiliating locally, half of your contribution fee will go to support the local organization with which you affiliate, and half will go to support the broader Partners mission. 

We invite new people and organizations to take part by joining with this network of volunteers and implementors, and we look forward to connecting you with our network.

What is PartnersConnect?

PartnersConnect is an initiative of Partners of the Americas that supports a network of volunteers, students and professionals working in organizations across the Americas to promote civic participation and opportunity through inter-American collaboration. 

People can pay to join as a Partner or join as a Friend for free, and Organizations can pay to join as an Organizational Partner or join as a friend for free. 

Benefits include:  Member badges and profiles, access to the Alumni and Collaborator Community, access to volunteer and exchange opportunities, access to grants, optional joint membership with a local chapter, student group, or implementing organization, discounts,

Check out this video about PartnersConnect for a quick orientation.

When will PartnersConnect be formally launched?

PartnersConnect is under development, and we plan to have the benefits, opportunities, and capabilities fully defined and visible by early 2013. 

What are the Benefits of PartnersConnect?

People and Organizations who join PartnersConnect recieve increased opportunities to get involved with our Chapter Projects and Development Programs.  Find out more about these Programs and Projects.

PartnersConnect allows organizations to affiliate as an Organizational Partner to build visibility, connectivity, and engagement in the Americas.  See more about Benefits for Organizations.

PartnersConnect allows individuals to collaborate as a Partner to build knowledge, connectivity, and participation in the Americas.  See more about Benefits for Individuals