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1 Established 1970

2 Vision CIP envisions a day when central Ohio is known around the world for its vibrant, multi-cultural community and culturally aware citizenry. Values Strength through diversity Professional growth through global connections Personal transformation Intercultural understanding as a pathway to peace

3 Who We Are Nonprofit organization committed to promoting international understanding through professional development and cross- cultural exchange CIP hosts International Professionals in Residence (IPR) in many Central Ohio businesses CIP contributes to developing Global Competencies in and around Central Ohio

4 History Council of International Programs founded by Henry Ollendorff in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ollendorff fled Nazi Germany during World War II. “People must understand each other and appreciate cultural differences to prevent another war.”

5 Global Engagement Fosters dialogue and partnerships. Fosters mutual understanding. Creates goodwill for the U.S.

6 CIPUSA in Cleveland serves as the National Headquarters.

7 Congressional Resolution to combat terrorism. Requires global engagement to foster dialogue and partnership among nations. Educating international students spreads American values and influence to create goodwill for the U.S. throughout the world.

8 The Columbus International Program; founded in 1970 by Dean Richard Medhurst and Dr. Len Schneirderman. Ruth Schildhouse received appointment on the OSU faculty to administer the program. The Columbus International Program helped to bring social workers from around the world to train at various social services organizations.

9 Since 1970, the Columbus International Program has hosted over 900 professionals from 115 countries. Placements have been made in over 150 businesses, schools and agencies throughout central Ohio. Our programming has evolved with the times:  Independence from OSU.  Volunteer based.  Collaborated with other non-profits and U.S. State Department.

10 Placement Site Benefits Share best practices & perspectives. Business, School or Agency benefits from an experienced professional for small monthly stipend. Adds cultural inclusion and growth for all involved.

11 Recruiting Sources CIPUSA Extended network of agencies throughout the world conducted by CIF (Council of International Fellowship)

12 Placements must receive visa from home country. Depending on country, visa issuance may take some time.

13 Showcase American values & society. Learn from values & culture of others. Enhance diversity & International education. Serve as Citizen Diplomats for the U.S. Program Goals

14 CORE Program Matches experienced international professionals with businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Benefits for placement site. The Columbus International Program manages visa process. Columbus International Program cost collaboration.

15 CORE Participants All Participants are in the U.S. on J-1Visas. Participants can be in our country for a few days or up to two years. At the end of the training period they return home to implement what they have learned.

16 Cost Sharing for CORE Participants Training site pays $2,000 per month. CIP provides:  Health Insurance.  Housing. CIP provides cultural experience. Participant receives a stipend to provide spending money and to cover daily needs.

17 Esther Ndakalu from Nakuru, Kenya. Trained with Action for Children, Clintonville Beechwold Community Center, and United Way of Central Ohio’s Columbus Kids Program. Interview with Esther

18 Kwame Sarpong from Accra, Ghana. A former participant in the 1990s. Trained with Franklin county’s ARC Industries.

19 Sükriye Karahan from Istanbul, Turkey. Trained at United Way of Central Ohio’s Columbus Kids Program and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Stayed with a host family. Interview with Sükriye

20 Lorena Loaiza from Manizales, Colombia. Lorena trained at Franklin County’s ARC Industries. Her focus was marketing & management.

21 2014 CIP Core Participant  Ken Wafula is a social worker, who specializes in helping children with disabilities  Currently training with the West Central School for 18 months  Arrived in Columbus in early December from Busia, Kenya.

22  Frances Khamayo is a social worker from Kenya, specializing in AIDS awareness and prevention.  Currently training at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Arrived in Columbus early May from Nakuru, Kenya.

23  Lola Adewale is a teacher and social worker specializing in youth.  She trained at the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center and is currently at the Columbus Intl. High School  She arrived in Columbus in April from Osogbo, Nigeria.

24  Ratna Chhetri works in finance, specializing in taxation and accounting.  He trained at US Together.  Ratna arrived in Columbus in May from Syangja, Nepal.

25  Fatema Vanat is a social worker specializing in youth services.  She trained at Central Community House.  She arrived in Columbus in May from Alvsjo, Sweden.

26 Short Term Placements Participants are in the U.S. for 1-3 months. While here, they participate in intensive immersion programs in the workplace and in American culture.

27  Meena Singh of Chhattisgarh, India.  Participated in our India Youth Advocacy Program. India Youth Advocacy Program. Meena Singh with CIP Executive Director Mark Poeppelman.

28 Almudena (Almu) Pérez Sanchez of Málaga, Spain. Participated in Social Work Program. Trained at the National Youth Advocacy Program. Interview with Almu

29 Férmin Koop of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trained in Journalism/Public Relations Programs. Visited the following sites: The Columbus Dispatch, WBNS TV & The Ohio State University’s Journalism School. Interview with Férmin

30 CIP 2013 Short Term Participants Anne, Angela, and Oliver arrived in Columbus the first weekend of November. From the cities of Berlin and Hennigsdorf. Participated in a two month internship program focused on youth social services. Anne Lehman and Angela Mattner trained with The National Youth Advocate Program. Oliver Lock trained at the Huckleberry House. Right to left: Anne, Oliver, Angela, and intern Niny

31  Provides a staffing solution for business to bring employees from abroad to the United States for training.  Helps with diversity initiatives.

32  Can be used in lieu of H-1 B or other visas.  Timeliness: The process is seamless and can be completed in 4-6 weeks.  CIP will coordinate the process for you.  Costs are much less than other alternatives

33  Identify training site.  Develop training plan with CIP (1-2 weeks).  Preparation of application Documents by CIP USA (1-2 weeks).  Scheduling of appointment with US Embassy/Consulate (2-4 weeks).  Entire process timeline (4-6 weeks).

34  Partnering with your firm, allows us to provide a better experience for people interested in obtaining training here in the US.  Partnering with CIP presents your firm with expanded opportunities in current and future business.  Partnering with CIP helps us execute our mission of “Promoting International Understanding through cultural exchange.”

35 Global Partners: Richard Harris - London, England Richard Harris arrived in Columbus in May, he will stayed here for 18 months. Richard works in Software Development and System Administration.

36 Global Partners 2014  Kenji Kasahara - Japan In Ohio for 7 months. Training at Pacific Manufacturing in Fairfield Ohio. Kenji works in sales, specializing in auto manufacturing.  Henri Markus – Finland Was in Ohio for 18 months. Trained at Konecranes, in Springfield Ohio. Henri specialized in Information Technology.


38 Today’s trend is towards shorter, more intense programs such as USAID, Open World, & Community Connections

39 State Department Grants The Columbus International Program is approved to serve as host for international delegations by the US State Department. These groups are funded by the US Agency for International Development’s Community Connections Program. Three-week programs provide intense training and host families that build a cultural link.

40 Why does the State Department Fund these Programs? Promotes reform in emerging democracies. Spreads goodwill for the United States. Citizen Diplomats develop long term cultural and business relationships.

41 Guests are exposed to American culture by visiting various exhibits and sites around the country and Ohio. The Belarusian Delegation at Niagara Falls on May 16, 2012. Our Chinese Delegation and Lisa Purdy of CIPUSA at Ohio Stadium on August 19, 2012.

42 The Republic of Belarus. Participated in Business Education Program. Traveled to universities: the University of Akron, The Ohio State University, Franklin University, and Kent State University. The Belarus delegation is pictured at Sequent’s business headquarters.

43 CIP welcomed a delegation from the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Participated in a program on Library Science. Participated in program for nine days. Stayed with various host families. Mark and Claire Fohl, Executive Director Mark Poeppelman, Marissa Kaloga, The Marzalik Family, Alexander Etlin, Aygerim Kurmanaliyeva, Irina Pak, Madina Sydykova, Aynura Zakirova, and Cholpon Bakirova.

44 Received a delegation from the Volgograd, Russia. Participated in a program on Accountable Governance Met with various politicians and government officials during their trip to Columbus. (Left to Right), Former Ohio State House Representative Marian Harris, Andrey Bilenko, Natalya Zhukova, Ohio State House Minority Whip Tracy Maxwell Heard,, Sergey Loginov, Arina Novikova and CIP Executive Director Mark Poeppelman.

45 CIP welcomed a delegation from Japan, Tajikistan, Jamaica and Cayman Islands. The delegation meet with various Social Work organizations and professionals. Participated in program for twenty-two days. Stayed with various host families. Marjorie Simpson, Masako Aoki, Abdurahmon, Lorna Reid, Jacqueline Bryan, and intern Niny Rosso-Reyes at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work.

46 CIP welcomed a delegation from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The delegation meet various Art Therapy organizations and professionals. Participated in program for sixteen days. Stayed with various host families. Marjorie Simpson, Şükriye Karahan, Deidre Hamler, Lorna Reid, Tina Lassiter of Washington D.C., Tina’s Staff, Jacqueline Bryan, and intern Seth Seward.

47  CIP hosted business leaders to foster small business development.  Led to agreement for future partnerships

48  Strategic Opportunities for local business and agencies to meet international counterparts.  Potential to create permanent business development.  Opportunity to learn global best practices.

49  Three week program in partnership with the Ohio Supreme Court.  Judges from the Libyan Ministry of Justice.  Delegates also visited county and municipal courts around Ohio. Delegates with the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court

50  Delegation from the Legislative Services Commission, Lagos Nigeria.  The group met with members of the Ohio Senate, US Congressional Staff, and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Mogaji Lateef Olawale – Chairman of the Commission, Odesanya Olanrewaju Ismail – Commissioner, Adeniyi- Adegeye Ajoke Riskiak – Commissioner, Balogun Almonsur Adebayo – Commissioner, Tawak Bode Gafar – Commissioner, Odeyemi Adejoke Omobowale – Secretary to the Commission, Ajayi Amos Olukorede – Head of Accounts, Ottun Abubakar Taiwo – Dir. of Finance and Administration, Shenkoya Mojisola Iretiola – Head of the Secretariat, Pinheiro Bernard Olawale – Head of Career Management, and Ogunlana Modupe Nimotalahi – Head of Recruitment and Appeal.

51  Social Work delegation from Stockholm Sweden.  Delegates went to Chicago for the Jane Adams Hull House Museum of Social Work, met with the OSU College of Social Work, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Hands on Central Ohio, and other organizations around the city.

52 Held on September of 2013. Dozens of local restaurants and current CIP participants presented a sampling of delicious international cuisine. Participated in a silent auction with many international items. Enjoyed international entertainment.

53 Partnered with Kiwanis Club of Columbus. Around three hundred runners and walkers participated since the inaugural race. Held at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park Top three finishers in the Inaugural Race. Team from Atlas Butler in the 2012 Race.

54 Host Families Are: The heart of our programs. Build lifelong friendships and relationships. Provide a new perspective on people that live in other countries around the world. They open their homes and hearts to new possibilities. heart lifelong new perspective possibilities

55 The Marzalik family hosted several of our Kyrgyzstani guests. The Rooney Family hosted Férmin Koop of Argentina.

56  Fatima Levya Silva, and three young girls dressed in traditional Peruvian clothing at Fatima’s Country Presentation event.  Cultural Events are part of the cultural immersion opportunity for participants.  Participated in program for one year.

57  Presentation by Almudeana Perez Sanchez  Cultural Understanding of southern region of Spain.

58 Other Programs The Columbus International Program partners and collaborates with the business community to help execute international strategies. The Columbus International Program also partners with other internationally focused organizations in the city. Always seeking other collaborative opportunities.

59 2014-2015 Projects Under Development  India – Youth Advocacy – September  China – Social Work – October  Nigeria – Women’s Empowerment – October  Eco Tourism – May 2015

60 Schildhouse Founders Fund was created to honor the work of Ruth and Burt Schildhouse and the founders of the Columbus International Program. The fund will be used to enhance international understanding, cultural exchange, and cultural inclusion and training activity that creates relationships between Americans and people around the world. Grants support various organizations in Central Ohio. Deadlines for submission are four times per year.

61 Serving Our Neighbor Ministries (S.O.N)was recently awarded a $900.00 grant. This grant will help S.O.N. mission to provide educational activities for children. CIP provides annual community service Alison Gessnar Rooney of S.O.N. Ministries with CIP’s Executive Director Mark Poeppelman

62 Membership/Funding Funded by an annual membership campaign. To become a member: hip.html hip.html Supported by various grant awards. Rely on incorporate and individual donations. International Taste of Columbus. Columbus International 5K Race.

63 CIP/Dropbox/Video & Powerpoint/Revised CIP Powerpoint Presentation 8-11-2014

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