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“Volunteerism in the U.S. – Civic Leadership in Action” Project Participants Hosted by Graduate School USA’s International Institute

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Posted on Mar 29, 2017

Between April 3rd and April 21st, Graduate School USA’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) team will administer a project titled “Volunteerism in the U.S. – Civic Leadership in Action.”

The seven participants come from various countries in the Near East and North Africa region and were hand-selected by their Embassies. These community leaders are founders of volunteer and philanthropic organizations, and are dedicated to enhancing volunteerism and civic action (with an emphasis on youth) in their countries.

The project begins in Washington, DC where visitors will examine international youth development efforts and be introduced to national volunteerism networks. The international visitors will also travel to Rochester, New York; Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Orlando, Florida. Topics to be examined in these cities include ways of using social media to inspire civic activism, how government initiatives attract youth and volunteers, and interfaith volunteer efforts and collaborations.

In addition to meeting with representatives from organizations such as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the International Youth Foundation, the group will be participating in a marketing, development, and volunteer management strategic planning workshops. As part of their program, the visitors will engage in a volunteer activities alongside American citizens of all ages and backgrounds, which will encourage mutual sharing of professional practices. Visitors will also have dinner in the homes of American families to exchange cultural practices and interact with Americans on a personal level.

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