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COMMUNITY CONNECTION

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Partners

Iowa Resource for International Service’s Community Connections Program, funded by USAID and administrated by World Learning, helps facilitate international understanding, development, and peace with adults worldwide.

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Participants

Since IRIS was founded, we have hosted more than 550 Community Connections participants from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Tajikistan, Moldova, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Serbia.

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Programs

Community Connections covers a diverse range of topics and themes focusing on public diplomacy and professional training and development for entrepreneurs, local government officials, legal professionals, and non-governmental organization leaders, and other professionals.

A sample of IRIS’s Community Connections programs include:

Demonstrating Democracy

Strengthening Community Journalism

Rural Entrepreneurship

Implementing Conflict of Interest Laws

Citizen Dialogue to Promote Social Responsibility

Alternative Energy Technologies

Tolerance, Community Relations, & Minority Rights

Young Women Leaders