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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.

International Day to Eradicate Poverty

Banner 2_0_0.jpgThis week, Partners of the Americas observes the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. Inspired by an initiative by the PartnersCampus Network, Partners would like to highlight the many ways in which our programs, projects, and members #endpoverty.

 

El Primer Aniversario de PartnersCampus Lambayeque

Paul R Blog_0.jpgLa celebración del Primer Aniversario de PartnersCampus Lambayeque se realizó el 28 de julio en Lambayeque, Perú con los miembros del capítulo estudiantil presidido por la Presidenta Ana Leyva.​

The Warmth of Partnership

paulalaschobersquare.jpgThe Washington State-Chile Chapter is keeping children warm through collaboration. When Chilean Partners traveler and school principal Luis Bravo attended a reception by the Washington State Chapter, he commented that his low-income school had no heat. The Washington Partners Board members then sprung into action.

 

Celebrating 50 Years of the Maine-Rio Grande do Norte Chapter

Screen Shot 2018-07-31 at 4.46.37 PM.jpgMaine Partners celebrated 50 years of partnership with its chapter in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil on July 19. Partners of the Americas President and CEO John McPhail, President of Rio Grande do Norte Chapter Marilia Sa, President of Maine Chapter Al Howlett, First President of Maine Partners Alan Rubin, and other distinguished guests came together in Yarmouth, Maine to discuss the future directions for Partners of the Americas. 

PartnersCampus EAFIT Chapter Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Leading the way by example and commitment is PartnersCampus EAFIT, who celebrated their fifth anniversary with Partners The event featured a variety of activities centered on the pillars of the PartnersCampus student chapters: community leadership, civic engagement and volunteerism and professional development. Over 100 youth participated in dynamic leadership activities with a social, cultural and international focus.

Celebrating Independence Day and 50 Years of the Paraguay-Kansas Bilateral Relationship

US Embassy officials in Paraguay, Partners of the Americas staff, members of Comité Paraguay Kansas, Paraguay Kansas chapter and other distinguished guests came together on June 28 at the US Embassy in Asunción to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the United States and the 50th anniversary of the Paraguay-Kansas bilateral relationship.

Colorado State University-Pueblo Students Learn About Ecotourism in Baja California Sur

From camping overnight on Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez to kayaking, surfing, and snorkeling with sea lions at Los Cerritos Beach, the students of Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) certainly managed to fit in their fair share of adventures during their spring 2018 semester. This opportunity was made possible by a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund.

Our Efforts Towards Reducing Child Labor in Latin America

Today is World Day Against Child Labor. Learn about how our three projects - Colombia Avanza, EducaFuturo and Paraguay Okakuaa, are working towards eliminating child labor in all its forms.

 
 

Must Include Volcanoes: Introducing, Yogi Super Foods

With his silver-streaked beard and fashion scarf, seated in Sukhasana (a yoga meditation pose), Marco Barbi may seem like an unlikely candidate to help kickstart the Guatemalan economy. For starters he is Italian, married to a French astrologist and is himself the author of several personal growth books. He arrived to Guatemala via Mexico over a decade ago, and choose to make the outskirts of Antigua his home.

 
 

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