Education and Technology in the U.S.

Higher and secondary education officials and English-language instructors from China will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about the role of communities, civil society, and parents in advancing education reform. Visitors will develop a better understanding of U.S. education and technology resources within schools. Meetings with local non-profit organizations, businesses and schools will take a […]

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Physical Education in American Schools

Twelve educators and physical education curriculum proponents from Saudi Arabia will be traveling to Cleveland to explore physical education instructor training, curriculum development, and program design. Meetings and school visits will highlight the promotion of sports and athletics programs for girls and women as well as discuss local, state, and federal efforts to encourage participation […]

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Promoting Best Practices in Museum and Cultural Management

Five museum officials from Slovenia will participate in this project concerning strategies in managing museums and cultural institutions. While in Cleveland, visitors will meet with museum officials and discuss best practices in curation, development and fundraising, and how cultural institutions address historically difficult or controversial topics. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each year, over 300 […]

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Advocacy and Integration for Special Needs Education

This program focuses on social integration and supportive schooling for children with special needs. Ukrainian visitors will see an array of programs and organizations in Cleveland that work to ensure a positive environment for special needs children, prevent abuse, promote skill-building/employment opportunities, provide resources for those struggling with disabilities, and involve them in the community. […]

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Role of NGOs in Promoting Global Women’s Issues

Cleveland has a long-standing history of working toward the continued advancement of women’s rights and gender equality. A rich variety of NGOs and other institutions in Cleveland are dedicated to women’s education and health, including some of the nation’s top health institutions, and focused on growing the role women can and should have as leaders of […]

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Promoting Social Change through the Arts

Using the arts in a constructive manner for positively influencing populations and their behavior can emerge in a variety of ways. CCWA will be welcoming leaders from Afghanistan, Bahamas, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Nicaragua, Norway, and Turkey for a multi-regional project that will investigate social change through the arts. Participants will explore the geographic, ethnic, and […]

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Vulnerable Populations and Victims’ Assistance

For over 50 years, Colombia was plagued with armed conflict between the government and guerrilla groups. This conflict led to the loss of at least 50,000 lives. For those who have survived this conflict, there is much to be done in terms of progress and rehabilitation. Colombia has an alarming amount of vulnerable populations that […]

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