Engaging Underserved & At-Risk Youth
January 23-28, 2014
CCWA hosted17 visitors from South America and will focus on primary programs for at-risk youth such as family support, dropout prevention, and job training programs. They group will also explore the efforts of schools, community-based organizations and faith based groups that intervene before early behaviors that turn into delinquency and gang involvement. By highlighting these support services, and examining re-entry programs for gang members, the group will see how a large US city deals with these issues.
Volunteerism in the US: Civic Leadership in Action
January 30-February 4, 2014
CCWA hosted visitors from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe for a program that examines the impact of volunteerism in U.S. communities and how volunteers are inspire to help foster a culture of service, civic involvement, and responsibility. A large part of their program will be devoted to learning best practices for volunteer recruitment, and encouraging mutual sharing of information to further voluntary initiatives among international NGOs.
Minority Youth Outreach
February 1-5, 2014
CCWA hosted visitors from France for a program that examines various approaches to promoting the economic, social and political advancement of minority and immigrant youth, including at-risk youth. The visitors will examine how educational initiatives, cultural activities, and civic participation tackle the issue and look into strategies that highlight the integration of minority, immigrant, and at-risk youth into mainstream American society.
Building Partnerships in Vocational & Technical Education
February 1-6, 2014
This project supported the Government of Brazil's efforts to develop a 21st century workforce. PRONATEC, the national program to expand vocational and technical courses to youth, young adults, women and employees to become skilled workers in Brazil's growing industries, has the goal to train more than 600,000 people. This project will focus on showing participants to well‑structured U.S. institutions, models, curricula and government policy for vocational courses, and identifying model communities that have developed their workforce through vocational education.
Children in the U.S. Justice System
February 1-6, 2014
CCWA hosted visitors from Cameroon, Greece, Guyana, Malta, Nepal, Poland, and South Africa for a program that explores the U.S. judicial system with special emphasis on the legal structures in place to protect children. The group will examine the juvenile justice system in the United States, including best practices in treatment and rehabilitation, along with examining international cooperation to combat trafficking in children and child exploitation.
Accountability in the Government II
February 8-13, 2014
CCWA hosted seven international visitors from Brazil, Cambodia, Croatia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India and Nigeria. Their Program will focus on the role of government in the United States and explores the best practices underlying transparency and accountability. The visitors will participate in meetings that examine the effect of transparency on trade, investment and economic development along with examining similarities and differences in approaches of ethical conduct between government and the private sector in the U.S. The international visitors will also partake in meetings which address international efforts to strengthen ethical leadership in governments and businesses worldwide.