Changemakers II: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
September 1-September 5, 2013
CCWA hosted visitors from multiple countries examining the rise of social entrepreneurship in the US and how innovation can drive social and environmental change. Through successful models of social entrepreneurship, the visitors examined the impact of new and social media on traditional methods of fundraising, grassroots mobilizations, and strategic collabortation.
Supporting Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
September 15-19, 2013
CCWA hosted visitors from Lusophone Africa investigating economic, political, and social factors that influence and encourage the development of small business and entrepreneurship in the U.S. The visit highlighted public-private partnerships advancing small business as well as exposed the visitors to the US's domestic economic system and forces that influence US investment and trade.
US Higher Education and Graduate Admissions
September 19-24, 2013
CCWA hosted visitors from Iraq exploring the US higher education system, specifically applications and placement processes. These participants observed the best practices in effective student advising models and familiarized themselves with the support mechanisms offered to the students in the United States.
Advancing Women Entrepreneurs and Economic Leaders
August 21-25, 2013
CCWA hosted nine visitors from Israel and Palestinian Territories that examining innovative ways to overcome roadblocks women face with entrepreneurial advancement. This trip showcased how women network effectively with their peers as well as illustrated best practices in business. They gained an understanding on how to mentor the next generation of aspiring women leaders.
The Role of Civil Society in Fighting Corruption
August 18-21, 2013
CCWA hosted visitors from Ukraine to learn about best practices for investigative journalism when fighting corruption in the United States. They explored the role of social media in exposing corruption at all levels of government. Our guests also examined the cooperation between the media, the public sector, and NGOs in combatting corruption.
Fulbright Scholar Weekend!
August 9-11, 2013
CCWA organized a weekend homestay for approximately 40 Fulbright Scholars from all over the world. Nearly 20 Cleveland families took these visitors in for the weekend. They were treated to multiple home meals as well as being shown different activities around Greater Cleveland.
Jóvenes en Acción Youth Exchange Program
July 20-August 1, 2013
CCWA organized for fifteen student leaders from Mexico to stay with home hosts. Jóvenes en Acción provided Mexican students in their sophomore or junior year of high school the opportunity to visit the United States and develop leadership skills. Students participated in service-learning and leadership activities.
U.S. Perspectives on the Impact of Shale Gas
June 23-26, 2013
U.S. Perspectives on the Impact of Shale Gas hosted visitors from Ukraine to learn about citizen activist and environmental protection groups that organize around shale gas issues, and to learn how they work with local government and industry to discuss their viewpoints and share ideas. The focus of these meetings was not only to talk about potential issues felt by these groups, but also how they addressed this issue and how they get out their message. Our visitors also learned about economic opportunities available to the state in attracting energy businesses, and explore innovations.
Youth Councils: Empowering Youth as Change Agents
June 6-11, 2013
Youth Councils: Empowering Youth as Change Agents brought together a regionally diverse cross-section of Youth Council members from posts worldwide. The participants discussed best practices and creative ideas in advancing the role of young people in addressing the challenges and opportunities they face. The project also focused on helping the participants implement action plans for youth-led campaigns, and projects in their communities, for when they returned.
LGBT NGO Management and Social Diversity
June 9-12, 2013
LGBT NGO Management and Social Diversity was a two day program for our guests that focused on Cleveland's unique resources that serve the LGBT community as well as strategies and techniques for management of non-profit and non-governmental organizations.