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World Youth Skills Day 2019

Today, Partners of the Americas commemorates World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) by recognizing the power of adequate skills training to combat youth unemployment. This year, WYSD centers on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all under Sustainable Development Goal 4. At Partners, we work toward this goal by teaching youth marketable skills and emphasizing the importance of education to transform lives around the world.

 

Kentucky-Ecuador Chapter Best Practices: Recruiting Members and Volunteers

KY Partners in Sales Booth_0.jpgThe Kentucky-Ecuador Chapter shares its best practices for recruiting new members and volunteers for projects. The practices include: (1) reaching out to people; (2) sharing your enthusiasm for Partners; (3) telling prospective members how they can make a significant contribution to their projects; and (4) using volunteers from other projects.
 

Top 5 Things To Do In Costa Rica

bird.jpgFind out the top five things to do while in Costa Rica during the third annual Higher Education Partnership Conference!

Teacher Exchange Shares Culture and Education between Brazil and the U.S.

ch3.jpgIn January 2018, a chat between Partners Indiana-Brazil Chapter Member Jill Woerner, and friend of Partners of the Americas, Roberta Pegoraro led to the birth of a teacher-to-teacher exchange between Indiana and Brazil that has changed the lives of over a dozen educators. 

Partners Staff Celebrates Earth Day

IMG_6082 (1).jpgPartners 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.

PartnersCampus Network Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

PHOTO-2019-04-17-12-37-54 5 (2).jpgFrom April 12-14, the PartnersCampus Network served their communities for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). // El 12-13 de abril, la red PartnersCampus sirvió sus comunidades para Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).

Leveraging the Unique Skills of U.S. Exchange Alumni

0 (1).jpgCareer 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.

International Women's Day 2019

DR 1.jpgHappy 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. 

Un Paso Pequeño

1_4.jpgOne small step. It sounds like such a simple action, but it can have a profound impact on many, including myself.

A Message from Our President & CEO

January 1_1.jpgDear Friends,

I wish you all a wonderful 2019. This past year we were able to accomplish so much through your support.

Bringing Books to Bolivia

5 (2).jpgWhen 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?”

What Works 2018 Awards Ceremony

11 (2).jpgPartners 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.​

What Happens in San Antonio Stays in the Heart: What Works 2018 Recap

a - 172 (2).jpgPartners of the Americas kicked off its fourth annual What Works Conference on December 4. For four days, 115 change-agents gathered from 27 Chapters and eight countries to strengthen inter-institutional partnerships and power greater connectivity across the Partners network.

Partners’ 2018-2023 Farmer-to-Farmer Program Kickoff

f2fguate.jpgFor 27 years, Partners’ Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program has helped to connect hundreds of technical assistance volunteers to host country organizations in over 30 countries. 

Open Doors 2018 Report Recap

OD18 cover (1).jpgIn celebration of International Education Week #IEW2018, Partners of the Americas attended the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Open Doors 2018 Report briefing on November 13.

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