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.
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.
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:
Strengthening Community Journalism
Implementing Conflict of Interest Laws
Citizen Dialogue to Promote Social Responsibility
Alternative Energy Technologies
Tolerance, Community Relations, & Minority Rights
Young Women Leaders