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U.S. Teacher to Bring International Education Experience to Panama

Nothing is as exciting as the opportunity to travel the world, visit new places, and experience new cultures.  For a teacher like me, travel is a great way to connect with professionals and students from different backgrounds, and with different teaching and learning methodologies. When I learned about Partners’ Panama Teacher Match program, I had to apply. 

From Bogota to Washington, D.C.: Making a Dream a Reality

I remember the exact moment when my university’s staff proposed creating a volunteer student group to work hand-in-hand with Partners of the Americas, an international organization in Washington D.C.

Partners' Female Sport-for-Development Program Empowers Women in the Americas

On June 23, 1972, Title IX was enacted, revolutionizing the world of female athletes. Title IX is an education amendment that ensures that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program.”

8 Spots to Dine in Guadalajara on Any Budget

Traveling is a great excuse to stuff yourself with delicious food, and Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico has an overwhelming number of top restaurants. Meat eaters will love dishes native to the region such as birria, a spicy, roasted meat stew, and carne en su jugo, a soup of beef cooked in its juices, beans, and an assortment of vegetables.

Aromatics Expert Trains Essential Oil Makers in Jamaica

Essential oils have a high price tag on the commercial market, due to both the time- and labor-intensive processes of producing them and the plethora of health benefits they provide consumers. While Jamaica is home to a variety of aromatic plants used to make essential oils, there are currently no major distilleries located on the island to produce these unique products. 

Five Ways to Experience Guadalajara Like a Local

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico boasts a robust local flavor offering several opportunities for tourists to experience true Mexican culture. Here are five can't miss activities for your visit.

Sneak Peek: 100,000 Strong in the Americas Capacity Building Workshop

The third major hemispheric 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund workshop will convene in Denver on May 29, coinciding with the newly sworn-in U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson traveling to Mexico City to start her new position. With these milestones, 100,000 Strong in the Americas is poised to launch to a new level of engagement and impact.

"Hello Montevideo" Documentary Explores Partnership Between Sister Cities

Pioneer Public Television’s new documentary "Hello Montevideo" explores the relationship between two cities with the same name that, although are on different continents and of greatly differing sizes, have been Sister Cities for over 100 years. 

 

2016 U.S. Youth Ambassadors Selected for Trip to Colombia

Youth and mentor participants will spend three weeks abroad engaging with local government and civic organizations, building relationships with host families and other youth, visiting schools and participating in skills-based workshops that enable and empower them to mobilize their communities towards positive change. Upon returning to the U.S., youth use what they learned throughout the exchange to design and implement service projects that benefit their communities. (Español a continuación)

Rio Celebrates ESPN and A Ganar Field Launch

Community leaders, residents, government officials and special guests gathered in Morro dos Macacos, Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday to participate in the opening of a new multifunctional sport court dedicated to the local community and its residents. The global project was led by ESPN and community organizations love.fútbol, A Ganar, and INATOS.

Dia Global del Voluntariado Juvenil

Este año los jóvenes de Partners of the Americas de 15-29 años participaron en el Dia Global del Voluntariado Juvenil, un evento anual que reúne a miles de jóvenes de todo el mundo a participar, organizar y desarrollar proyectos de servicio existentes o únicas en sus propias comunidades. 

Partners Stands with Ecuador

The two devastating large-scale earthquakes that rattled Ecuador’s coast over this past week and left villages in ruins were the deadliest the country experienced since 1987.

Panama Teacher Match 2016 Winners Announced

As Latin America’s economy continues to grow, many countries, including Panama, are increasingly adopting teaching strategies geared toward bilingualism. Our Panama Teacher Match program connects American English teachers with Panamanian public middle and high school English teachers in an effort to increase English language capacity and provide valuable professional development opportunities for U.S. teachers overseas.

Farmer-to-Farmer Brings Reforestation to Dominican Republic

It is estimated that throughout the 20th century, the Dominican Republic lost 75 to 85 percent of its forest coverage from deforestation. While deforestation has slowed over the past couple of decades, the country is still recovering from the high levels that occurred, mostly between the 1960’s and 1980’s. 

Salsa Expert Teaches Tomato Canning to Panama Villages

 “I have been making salsa since I was 6 years old, when my task for dinnertime was to peel roasted chilies,” Carmen Pacheco-Borden of Boulder, Colo said. Pacheco-Borden’s family immigrated to the United States from Mexico when she was 12 years old, and she went on to obtain her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering. After teaching university classes and having three children, Pacheco-Borden decided it was time for a new path in life. 

Once a Partner, Always a Partner

I heard that phrase a lot during my internship with Partners of the Americas’ Program Development unit last fall in Washington, D.C., but did not fully understand it. I immediately saw that the internship would not be mundane; I got to experience all of the inner workings of the NGO with days as exciting as a full time employee. 

A New Bridge, a New Relationship with Argentina

Argentina was not prepared for the strong impact generated by U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit. Like every president, he has successes and failures, both domestically and internationally. However it is impossible not to think of him as one of the best prepared men on earth to carry out a process of dialogue and understanding with any other political party.

Partners of the Americas Brings a Half-Century Experience Building Lasting Partnerships to the U.S. and Cuba

It was in 1964, during a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and Cuba, that Partners of the Americas (Partners) was born.  As part of President Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress, local community organizations – Partners chapters – emerged in countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the majority of the 50 United States. 

Paraguay Introduces National Formal Labor Day

ASUNCIÓN Asunción Paraguay

Paraguay’s Ministry of Labor has established Feb. 26 as “National Formal Labor Day,”  with the goal to ensure that workers’ rights are met, and to transmit the message that decent working conditions are a crucial step in the path to social and economic development for businesspeople, citizens, and all linked to the country’s economy.

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