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Social Entrepreneurs in the United States
International visitors from Burkina Faso, Iraq, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey and West Bank will examine the role of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and what makes social ventures sustainable, self-sufficient and scalable. Visitors will get to network with their U.S. counterparts and exchange ideas regarding innovative approaches to social changes in areas such as poverty alleviation, education, public health and the environment. Emphasis will also be laid on understanding the influence of news and social media in driving social entrepreneurship through mentorships and other interactive exercises.
International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.