Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth

In June, CCWA welcomes 4 representatives from Venezuela to investigate, explore, and discuss issues relating to at-risk and disadvantaged youth populations. This project will highlight U.S. efforts to expand educational, social, and employment opportunities for these populations while also helping them to avoid crime, violence, substance abuse, and sub-standard academic performance. Participants will have the […]

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Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth

The economic and civic marginalization of youth populations poses challenges for societies and threatens the stability, security, and prosperity of nations. In support of the 2014 Summit of the Americas and its call for action on continuing and new challenges in the hemisphere, this project will focus on U.S. efforts to expand educational, social, and […]

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Youth and Community Conflict Resolution

The earth is shared by nearly 7 billion people, 1.2 billion of which are youth. And although they comprise nearly 25 percent of the world’s working population, youth account for more than 40 percent of the world’s unemployed. It comes as no surprise that youth and community conflict exist as universal issues, creating challenges that […]

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Caribbean Youth Ambassadors Program

CCWA is looking for overnight host families for Caribbean student ambassadors from August 15-26. CCWA will welcome fourteen high school students from Dominica, Bahamas, St. Kitts & Nevis, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad, and Tobago to Cleveland. Their program focuses on leadership and community development. Students are interested in sharing their culture and meeting American peers. Host […]

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Empowering Youth through the Performing Arts

Throughout the world, performing arts are used to showcase humanity and forge positive connections between people. Now more than ever, Cleveland is being recognized as an international hub of culture with the ability to use the arts as a platform for youth engagement and multi-cultural understanding. The city is home to some of the nation’s […]

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Information Session: Host a Student from Kosovo

CCWA offers an information session and panel discussion for families interested in hosting a high school student from Kosovo during the 2015-16 school year. Join us to hear about the Kosovo Youth Exchange Program and meet the program manager, current host families and students from Kosovo, and some of our school partners. KYEP is a […]

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PKNnovate: 20 Slides 2 Change the World

Join us for a dynamic evening to hear 8-10 creative Clevelanders presenting their work, ideas, and obsessions around how innovation and entrepreneurship can revitalize communities. The event will also feature presentations by participants of CCWA’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP is a US Department of State program that will be in Cleveland July 10-24, […]

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