Promoting Cyber Security

Visitors representing seven countries will examine issues concerning cyber security risk management, ways to educate data protection, and strategies to collaborate and to counter cyber threats. 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 […]

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Common Ground 2018

On June 24th, you can be a part of an exciting region-wide initiative to explore our community’s power to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. Common Ground creates a network of community conversations where residents can meet, share a meal, connect and discuss this year’s theme: “Why […]

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Social Entrepreneurship in the U.S. (Project for China)

CCWA is pleased to welcome Chinese entrepreneurs as they visit Cleveland under the International Visitor Leadership Program. Their visit will mainly focus on the role of social entrepreneurship in the United States, discovering innovative approaches to social change, and ways of using social media to drive social entrepreneurship. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each year, […]

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Towards a More Safe and Secure World: International Peace and Security

The U.S. Department of State’s Towards a More Safe and Secure World initiative brings more than 80 law enforcement, security, counternarcotic, and judicial officials from around the world to the U.S. to discuss and examine mutual threats to international peace and security. Through this initiative, CCWA will have the opportunity to host visitors from Bangladesh, […]

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Social Entrepreneurs in the United States (Multi-Regional Project)

This International Visitor Leadership Program project is for seven entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Algeria, Chile, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates. They are in Cleveland to examine sustainable social ventures that support local communities. Meetings, site visits, and volunteering opportunities will introduce the visitors to the impact local businesses have in […]

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Common Ground: CCWA in the Syrian Cultural Garden

What is Common Ground? We are all connected by the spaces we share. By meeting on our common ground, the place we all call home, we create the opportunity for familiarity, understanding and inspiration to take shape. The Cleveland Foundation is working with partners across the region to bring Cuyahoga County residents together on one […]

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Increasing Fundraising Self-Sufficiency of NGO’s Working with Stigmatized Groups

On July 2nd, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs will welcome members from six Russian humanitarian NGO’s for a program entitled “Increasing Fundraising Self-Sufficiency of NGO’s Working with Stigmatized Groups.” The program will allow visitors to explore methods used by their U.S. peers who have encountered and overcome similar fundraising obstacles. While in Cleveland, the […]

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Healing the Wounds of Trafficking

Human trafficking is a devastating yet pervasive epidemic in both the United States and Canada. Victims of trafficking in persons (TIP) often suffer from PTSD which requires extensive rehabilitation as well as wraparound service provision, such as support groups, housing, etc. Unfortunately, these services are often times under-developed and inefficient. Because of the United States’ […]

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CCWA 2017 Annual Meeting

Join us to celebrate and recognize our citizen diplomats, our Model United Nation students, and our accomplishments from the past year at CCWA’s 2017 Annual Meeting.  Mayor Frank G. Jackson will give a keynote address and participate in a Q&A discussion on the increasing internationalization of Cleveland and the importance of Cleveland in the global […]

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Religious Education in the United States

Bangladesh is a diverse society with a majority of the population’s faith centered on Islam but with other significant majorities adhering to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. This project is designed for current and emerging education leaders to explore the U.S. approach to the incorporation of religion in public and private schools and universities. An emphasis […]

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