Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth

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 […]

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Sustainable Cities

Urban planners, architects, environmental experts, and civil society leaders representing 21 countries will be in Cleveland to explore how local government and community organizations are advancing sustainability. Visitors will experience a case study in how Northeast Ohio is working to improve environmental resiliency through collaboration in order to promote a green city on a blue […]

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Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are at the near center of the nation-wide crisis (Cuyahoga County alone has seen a 1,000 percent increase in opioid deaths since 2007). In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from Afghanistan, Cyprus, Morocco, Seychelles, China, and Russia will visit Cleveland to address the current opioid abuse crisis, health promotion strategies, demand reduction […]

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Protecting Soft Targets Against Terrorist Attacks

International security and law enforcement agents from Argentina, Denmark, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Luxembourg will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about how this city plans to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. Meetings with local government agencies, businesses, and organizations will evaluate Cleveland’s terrorism prevention programs and examine efforts to identify and protect soft […]

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Global Economic Cooperation

As the world economy continues to grow, local businesses and economies have the opportunity to connect with the larger global market. In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from the Colombia, Egypt, Mozambique, China, Portugal, and Sri Lanka will be traveling to Cleveland to learn more about how this “Rust Belt” city has diversified its economy both […]

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Building Civil Society: Strategies for NGO Growth and Sustainability

Visitors from Brazil will travel to Cleveland to explore the diversity of the non-profit sector in the U.S. and the dynamic relationships between business, government, and non-governmental organizations. In order to gain insight into nonprofit management and capacity building, visitors will engage in a workshop in addition to meetings with the Cleveland Foundation, Urban League, […]

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Empowering Minority Groups

Four visitors from Moldova will be in the U.S. to explore initiatives to promote and protect human rights; learn about political perspectives on current and pending efforts to ensure minority rights; examine efforts to protect minority youth; and be introduced to programs that promote civic responsibility and assist minority citizens in marginalized communities. International Visitor […]

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After-School Programming in STEAM

Six librarians and educators from Egypt will be in the U.S. to explore out-of-school learning environments and the most modern educational and instructional techniques that accelerate student learning in STEAM subjects. A program in Cleveland will focus on curriculum development and methodology and integrating youth services into schools and public libraries. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) […]

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Ending Gender-Based Violence

International visitors will travel to Cleveland to review best practices in providing care to victims of violence and the legal process for prosecuting and trying domestic violence cases in court. Meetings and in-depth discussions with social service agencies, healthcare facilities, law enforcement, and domestic relations courts will highlight efforts to prevent gender-based violence and enhance […]

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Water Resources Mangement

As efforts continue to grow to protect shared water resources that are at risk from pollution, depletion, population growth and rainfall changes, international visitors will travel to Cleveland to focus on Northeast Ohio’s experience in protecting its most valuable resource: freshwater. The visitors will examine innovative financial, scientific and technical strategies for assessing, monitoring and […]

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