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Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth

May 30, 2019 - June 5, 2019

CCWA will host visitors representing nine countries from throughout Latin America here to examine primary prevention programs for at-risk youth and family support strategies. While Cleveland youth face a number of health disparities, poverty, and violence, visitors will meet with emerging leaders and educators who are creating positive change among at-risk youth. Meetings and program observations at schools, faith-based groups, nonprofits, and city-supported programs, will highlight how young people are being nurtured to be productive citizens in Northeast Ohio.

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.

By connecting with foreign leaders, we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


May 30, 2019
June 5, 2019
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(216) 781-3730
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