AUGUST NEWSLETTER
Higher Education Partnership 2019
We are one month away from Partners' third annual Higher Education Partnership Conference from October 1-3, 2019 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica! Network with decision-makers representing higher education institutions from across the Americas and build strong, new partnerships for the internationalization of your campus community.
What Works 2019

Go global with Partners of the Americas at What Works 2019 in Goiânia, Brazil from November 18-20, 2019! Join us for our most important regional learning and networking event of the year to discuss how we can work together to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Capítulo Profissional de Goiás and  
PartnersCampus Goiânia  will host the conference.
Best Practices: Kansas Paraguay Partners
The Kansas Paraguay Partners Chapter (KPP) shares its successes and best practices, including how to use targeted communication to build relationships that further the mission of Partners. This is specifically done by sharing stories in a wider circle to reach more people; providing opportunities for members to support KPP at various levels; and adding options to donate to the general fund/endowment funds.


Education and Global Citizenship Unit
Partners’  U.S. Exchange Alumni Program  launched applications for its fourth Career Connections seminar in New York City from October 23-25, 2019. The seminar will provide U.S. exchange alumni the opportunity to learn how to market the skills they gained from their exchange experience, network with distinguished alumni, and get their resume in shape for their dream job. Applications are due by September 9 for presenters and September 16 for participants.
Child Protection Unit
In August, the CPU hosted Jaime Torales, Project Director of Ñande Ko’ (“Our Sunrise” in Guaraní), a project based in Asunción, Paraguay and funded by the U.S. Department of State (USDOS) Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP). While in Washington D.C., Jaime met with the USDOS Grants Officer Representative, learned about Partners' programs and procedures, and worked with the CPU team to plan for upcoming project activities. To introduce the new project, Mr. Torales gave a presentation on the project for Partners HQ staff.



Economic Development and Health Unit
In August, Partners' Farmer-to-Farmer program fielded four volunteers in Guyana, four in Guatemala, three in the Dominican Republic, and two in Jamaica. Also, a Jamaican research professor of horticulture returned to his native land to assist a female farmer group on the production of organic peanuts. The F2F AVOP project held onboarding meetings with its second sub-awardee, the Grameen Foundation (Grameen). Through their four-year project, Grameen will seek to increase the productivity, profitability, and resilience of smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in the Philippines’ coconut subsector.
Celebrating Women Humanitarians on World Humanitarian Day
Since 2008, August 19 has been designated as  World Humanitarian Day  to pay tribute to the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people impacted by crises around the world. In honor of this year’s theme,  #WomenHumanitarians , we celebrate the contributions of all of our volunteers, especially our women volunteers. In 2018, 6,122 Partners volunteers and members served more than 11,000 hours.
Championing the Power of Youth on International Youth Day
In commemoration of International Youth Day , Partners of the Americas is proud to support the United Nations in celebrating the power of youth as agents of change. This year’s theme is “Transforming Education,” centering on making education more inclusive and accessible for all youth. Since 1964, we have worked to transform youth education by facilitating and advancing study abroad and educational opportunities.
100,000 Strong in the Americas Program to Build STEM leaders in Oklahoma and Brazil
The University of Tulsa and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil have forged an innovative partnership to engage U.S. STEM students through study abroad. Thanks to a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant, the educational exchange is the first of a five-year initiative to deepen and broaden collaborative activities in Brazil and provides U.S. students with an introduction to energy-related geology, geophysics, and the Portuguese language.


Renowned Musical Director Transcends Language and Celebrates Culture with Music in Bolivia 
In August, acclaimed music teacher Brandon A. Boyd brought African-American music and culture to the people of Bolivia, thanks to la Universidad Católica Boliviana Tarija, Partners' Missouri Chapter , and the University of Missouri. Boyd offered a singing techniques workshop for Tarija musicians and performed a concert at the Bolivian university. Boyd said he had a great passion for sharing music and that, "Even if they don't know every word of this music, I think they will understand the essence of music."
Open Job Opportunities
Partners of the Americas is hiring! We are currently seeking a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Program Officer, On-site Seminar Logistics Coordinator, Procurement Officer, Federalism Expert, Chief of Party of the USDA Food for Progress Project, Accountant II (Field Office Operations), and Accountant I (AP/AR) to join our growing team. Positions will remain open until filled.
Open Internship Opportunities
Partners of the Americas is looking for interns! We are currently seeking a Global Citizenship Intern, Communications Intern, Youth Engagement Intern, Program Development Intern, Finance and Administration Intern, and a Business Development Intern to join our team.