Past Projects

2009-present

  • Indonesian Youth Leadership Program - engages high school students in a practical, hands-on experience in environmental action and leadership development. This two-way exchange addresses local and regional environmental issues in the U.S. and Indonesia, successfully encouraging youth leaders to be a force for their community improvement.
  • Community Connections: Education in Tajikistan – A four year project initiated by USAID, the Quality Reading Project brings education professionals from Tajikistan to Virginia to meet with professional peers in the academic, governmental, and non-profit organization sectors.
  • Kyrgyz Women’s Initiative – Designed to positively impact emerging professionals (community leaders, political leaders, educators, and youth workers), and to strengthen grassroots organizations in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, as well as developing the mutual understanding of the role of civil society in the U.S. and Kyrgyzstan.
  • Community Connections: Inclusive Education -Ten professionals from Kyiv, Ukraine  meet their U.S. professional counterparts and studying how government, non-profit, academia, and business provide services to those with disabilities through an inclusive approach.
  • Youth Leadership Program: Indonesia- Civic Education Program in the U.S. for high school students and teachers from Indonesian Pesantren ( Islamic Boarding) schools 2004-2010.
  • Legislative Fellows Program 2009-2011 (LFP) links community leaders  from the US with their counterparts  from Kuwait and Oman.
  • Community Connections 2011 – Civic professional and community leaders from Azerbajan, Russia and Ukraine visit their counterparts in the US and return to their homes to share new understandings.

1999-2009

  • Community Connections- US internship programs for entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, U.S. department of State, 1993-present
  • Religion and Society Program-Indonesia – religious leaders, clerics and community leaders increase their knowledge of the counterpart country and establish a dialogue about the scholarship and practice of religion (particularly Islam) in the two nations. 2007-2009
  • Youth Leadership Program: Indonesia- Civic Education Program in the U.S. for high school students and teachers from Indonesian Pesantren ( Islamic Boarding) schools 2004-2011.
  • Iraqi Youth Leadership Program - Legacy International is partnering the U.S. State Department  to welcome Iraqi youth to the United States. 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Arabic Language Institute: Morocco. – U.S State Department funds this special opportunity for U.S. high school students to spend 6 weeks in Morocco this summer developing Arabic language skills and experiencing Moroccan hospitality. Summer 2008, 2009, Summer 2010.
  • Global Youth Village- summer training institute for high school students from around the world in environmental action, global perspectives, conflict resolution, and leadership. Foundation support, private funding, 1979-present
  • Responsible Governance, Civic Education and Citizen Participation in Central Asia. An exchange between US and Central Asian NGO leaders, educators and education policy makers.2006-2008
  • LINC: Voices in Democracy- Linking individuals, knowledge, and culture; a two-way exchange for U.S. & Indonesian secondary school students. 2006-2007
  • Religion, Human Rights, and Democracy- Peer Interactions between U.S. and Kazakh Religious and Civic Leaders, 2003-2005
  • Conflict Prevention-Training for Civic Leaders from Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan-for media, government, NGO, and law enforcement – U.S. Department of State, 2003
  • Youth Leadership Program: Bosnia and Herzogovina
  • Small grants program for Ukrainian NGOs – funding women’s initiatives in legal education, adoption, anti-drug and teen pregnancy, U.S. Department of State, 2001-02
  • Building for the Future- Peaceful Coexistence Skills for Children of Civil War/ Youth Development Program, Georgian and Abkhazian youths- Academy for Educational Development, 2001

1989-1999

  • Ukrainian Women’s Leadership: NGO Development- U.S. Department of State, 1999-2002
  • Global Youth Village- summer training institute for high school students from around the world in environmental action, global perspectives, conflict resolution, and leadership. Foundation support, private funding, 1979-present
  • Community Connections- US internship programs for entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, U.S. department of State, 1993-present
  • Building for the Future- Peaceful Coexistence Skills for Children of Civil War/ Youth Development Program, Georgian and Abkhazian youths- Academy for Educational Development, 1998
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution- Training for Community Agencies in Arlington, VA-training provided for the National MultiCultural Institute, 1996
  • Central Asian Youth Exchange focused on Tourism- US Department of State, 1993-5
  • Discover the NIS – international travel to Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan for underserved US teens – DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation, 1992-94
  • Central Asian Artisan Marketing Workshop- women’s business initiative (Uzbekistan)- World Bank 1993-5
  • Oil Company and Environmental Activist Dialogue- Program for Major Oil Companies and Environmental Activist groups, private funding, 1991
  • Leadership Curriculum- student and teacher manuals created for two-tier program activities, 1991-93
  • Middle East Environmental Professional Visitors Program- U.S. Department of State, 1993
  • Leadership Development Initiative-organizational development and pilot for a year-long series of enabling activities for principals, teachers, and students of the Archdiocese of New York City (joint project with Center for Educational Programs)- Milken Foundations 1991-95

1979-1989

  • Global Viewpoints Forums; Arab-Jewish Men’s Dialogues-presentations and discussions on interfaith understanding, regional conflicts, and environmentally sustainable development -private funding, 1985 – 1989
  • Dialogue Exchange; Dialogue Speakers Tours- study tour of reconciliation movement in the U.S., Israel, and Palestine – private funding
  • Global Youth Village- summer training institute for high school students from around the world in environmental action, global perspectives, conflict resolution, and leadership. Foundation support, private funding, 1979-present
  • Workshops in Sustainable Tourism Development- European Union (Amman, Jordan)
  • YES (Youths for Environment and Service) – empowering youth to form coalitions and take actions that make a difference – private funding, 1985 – 1991
  • NGO development for youth-serving NGOs in Perm, Russia – focus on inter-ethnic and inter-religious understanding, US Agency for International Development
  • Virginia Growth Management Forum- statewide forum for government and business sectors, 1989
  • Changing Tides along the Mediterranean- international conference for young professionals from 11 Mediterranean and 2 North American nations developed environmental action plans (Spain)- U.S. Agency for International Development and private funding, 1985

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