MAY NEWSLETTER
Higher Education Partnership 2019
Join Partners' third annual Higher Education Partnership Conference! From October 1-3 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, meet 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! Join us for our most important regional learning and networking event of the year in Goiânia, Brazil from November 16-20.  Capítulo Profissional de Goiás  and  PartnersCampus Goiânia  will host the Conference. Stay tuned for details!
 
Best Practices: Texas Chapter
In this presentation, the Texas Chapter shares its best practices for a successful and effective chapter. After 50 years, the Chapter’s Board of Directors began a practice of strategic planning to address (1) aging leadership; (2) loss of members; (3) the expressed wants of multiple chapters in México and Perú; and (4) the need for resources and collaboration between organizations. In December of 2018, the Chapter updated their Action Plan to determine immediate steps and goals.

Child Protection Unit

During this month, the CPU traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, to carry out the week-long Comprehensive Monitoring Evaluation Plan (CMEP) workshop for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)-funded Palm Oil Project. In attendance were some of the Project’s key partners, such as the USDOL, the Ministry of Labor, the Federación Nacional de Cultivadores de Palma de Aceite (FEDEPALMA), Palmas del Cesar, and Biocosta, among others. The team is now back at Partners HQ finalizing the CMEP document that will guide the rest of the project implementation.
Education and Global Citizenship Unit
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund hosted a capacity-building workshop in Guatemala in mid-May as a part of its effort to launch a new grant competition focused on higher education partnerships between the U.S. and Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The Innovation Fund also announced the winners of the first Brazil-focused competition, sponsored by SENAI and the U.S. Department of State, at the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.

Economic Development and Health Unit
Partners Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) volunteers have completed seven assignments in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Guyana related to beekeeping, soil conservation, organizational management, and e-commerce. Partners’ Agricultural Volunteer Opportunity Project (AVOP) will soon be releasing a Request for Applications! If an organization you know might be interested in implementing a small F2F project, stay tuned for information on farmer-to-farmer.org .


"How I Write an Article"
Partners International Board Member,  Dr. Francis Wardle , published the article, "How I Write an Article" for Exchange Press in May. As someone who has written and published hundreds of pieces, Dr. Wardle hopes this work will help aspiring writers when crafting articles.
Teacher Exchange Shares Culture and Education Between Brazil and the U.S.
In January 2018, a chat between Partners Indiana-Brazil Chapter Member Jill Woerner, and friend of Partners, Roberta Pegoraro, led to the creation of a teacher-to-teacher exchange between Indiana and Brazil that has changed the lives of over a dozen educators. 
Empowering Mothers and Children in Haiti Through RANFOSE
At Partners, we strive to empower and educate women to ensure healthy children, families, and communities. As we reflect on Mother’s Day 2019, we highlight how programs like Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Santee (RANFOSE) have empowered mothers to create healthier lives for them and their children.
Argentine Students to Participate in LUPE
Three Argentine students of the Institute of Polar Sciences were selected to participate in the academic exchange program “Leaders United for Positive Energy” (LUPE for its acronym in English) at universities including the University of Northern Arizona. Thanks to a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant, participants of this program will learn about energy and mining from a geological perspective, as well as social justice issues and the relationship with adjacent communities.



Universidad de Congreso Students to Participate in U.S. Exchange Program
In June, students from the Universidad de Congreso will participate in the “Exchange in Welfare and Nutrition” program after winning a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant with support from the Metlife Foundation. The program will facilitate student exchanges between the university, Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, and Regis College in Massachusetts. Participants will explore regional problems related to health and nutrition that impact local populations, such as food availability, preparation and sanitation, and food security.
Open Job Opportunities
Partners of the Americas is hiring! We are currently seeking an IT Specialist - Junior , Chief of Party of the USDA Food for Progress Project, and an 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, Child Protection Unit Intern, Youth Engagement Intern, Program Development Intern, Higher Education Intern, Finance and Administration Intern, a Membership Intern, and a Business Development Intern to join our team.