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Progress Through Partnerships. Who we are  Founded in 1964 as the people-to-people component of the Alliance for Progress  Partners of the Americas.

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1 Progress Through Partnerships

2 Who we are  Founded in 1964 as the people-to-people component of the Alliance for Progress  Partners of the Americas (Partners) is the largest private voluntary organization in the Western Hemisphere

3 What We Do  Partners turns ideas into action. We envision a hemisphere in which opportunity is abundant for all and dreams are not bound by borders.  Partners cultivates opportunity across borders. We do this by mobilizing volunteers and resources, creating alliances, implementing development projects, and building the capacity of grassroots organizations.

4 How we are organized  Each of the organization’s 60 “partnerships” links a state or region of the U.S. with an area in Latin America or the Caribbean.  A “partnership” consists of two chapters - such as Texas and Peru

5 A Partnership Uruguay-Minnesota  Each side of a partnership is organized as a private, nonprofit institution in its respective community  Each chapter decides what projects they will carry out

6 Types of Work Activities include work to improve food production, deliver health services, provide job training to young people, protect the region’s natural resources and safeguard the rights of women and children.

7 Programs and Partnerships  Chapters leverage in-kind and financial contributions to support its work, often multiplying each dollar invested by another $10 in donated goods and services  Institutional linkages and affiliations help ensure on-going support to projects.

8 Promoting Citizen Participation  Involved citizens are essential to a strong society and healthy communities  Through volunteering citizens share their skills to solve common problems and promote broader participation in resolving them

9 Promoting Citizen Participation  Chapters reach out to their fellow citizens and help educate them about international issues and the importance of involvement with other countries.

10 Mobilizing Hemispheric Collaboration  A network of permanent linkages among people, institutions and communities across the Americas

11 Mobilizing Hemispheric Collaboration  Our network leverages international and local resources, recruits expert assistance and provides technical information to community projects.

12 Training Leaders  Partners identifies emerging leaders across the hemisphere; enhances their skills and provides opportunities to share information and ideas with colleagues throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S.

13 Training Leaders  The result is an expanding network of leaders and institutions with a broader vision of their respective fields and the shared needs of the region  Our efforts promote an appreciation for the cultural diversity of the hemisphere

14 Strengthening NGOs  Partner volunteers know the needs of their counterpart countries and institutions.  Partners strengthens capacity in the areas of management, fiscal accountability, fundraising, project development, monitoring and evaluation

15 Our Funding Sources  Foundations  Corporations  US Government Agencies – USAID, DOL, US Dept. of State  Individuals  Fee for service activities

16 Current Program Areas  Agriculture and Natural Resources  Civil Society and Governance  Exchanges and Fellowships  Gender and Equality  Youth and Children

17 For More Information: Partners of the Americas 1424 K Street, NW #700 Washington, DC T: F:


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