Primary and Secondary Education

This project is for a delegation of 10 heads of primary and secondary schools  who are members of the Union of Private Education and Training in Morocco (UEFLM). All the members (but one) are from the Agadir region in southern Morocco. The project was initiated by a former visitor who has promoted the American style […]

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Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

This project, with visitors from 22 countries, will examine the rise of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and how innovation can drive social and environmental change.  Social entrepreneurs identify social problems and apply market-based solutions to organize, create and manage ventures that engage the community to solve social problems.  This project will focus on the […]

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Transparency in Government

This project, designed for local government officials from Italy, will enhance the visitors’ understanding of the U.S. political system, including elections, campaign finance, and mechanisms to promote transparency and good governance.  Visitors will examine the role of citizen participation in government and best practices to increase and enhance their participation; explore best practices in promoting local […]

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Public Health in the U.S.

This project, designed for participants from 13 African nations and Haiti, will introduce the participants to the role of  government agencies and NGOs in developing and implementing public health programs.  The group will explore public health preparedness and response, health education, public awareness, illness prevention, health facility/patient care management, and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other […]

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Community Policing

CCWA will be hosting a group of officials from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay to examine community policing practices in both rural and urban areas.  The group will explore the relationship between fighting crime and protecting the rights of the public, including the rights of alleged criminals.  Additionally, their meetings will focus on the […]

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Announcing Global Hosting Opportunities

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is announcing three opportunities to bring the world to your home through the long-term Kosovo Youth Exchange Program (KYEP), or the short-term Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP) and the Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) program. KYEP brings student leaders from Kosovo to study in area high […]

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Promoting Social Change Through the Arts

Visitors from multiple regions will visit Cleveland to examine the arts and artistic expression in the United States as a vehicle for promoting social change in communities. Visits to established art centers as well as to smaller, community-supported arts programs will help to illustrate the various ways in which the arts can convey identity, creativity, […]

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Diversity and Multiculturalism in the United States

CCWA will host an IVLP group from nine different African countries to examine multiculturalism in the U.S. In addition to focusing on the protection of human and civil rights, the group will also learn about engaging with at-risk youth and learning how to build NGOs to provide services for minority communities. International Visitors Program  Each […]

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Youth Entrepreneurship

An IVLP group from Yemen will highlight the social, economic, and political factors that influence and encourage the advancement of private enterprise in the U.S. Meetings, site visits, and hands-on activities will feature public, private, and cooperative efforts that support and facilitate small business development. The group will also discuss methods to improve entrepreneurial skills […]

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Global Economic Cooperation and Recovery

CCWA will host a group from multiple countries to learn about fostering economic renewal in depressed and blighted areas, along with local policy responses to global economic trends. They will also examine how to connect university-level research, development, and innovation to economic growth. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world […]

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