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IVLP for Nigeria Examines Interfaith Leadership and Human Rights

In late August and early September, a group of ten visitors from Nigeria arrived in Pensacola as part of an U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled Interfaith Leadership and Human Rights. One of their first activities was attending a community coffee discussion to meet informally with locals. Some of those present...

Education, Employability, Entrepreneurship

In late summer, eight visitors from Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, and Sri Lanka arrived in Pensacola as part of an U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled Education, Employability, and Entrepreneurship. Its professional objectives for the national project included to “look at links between high schools, community colleges, and local businesses...

A Visit from Saudi Arabia

In August, a group of nine visitors from Saudi Arabia arrived in Pensacola as part of the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled Combating Domestic Violence Against Woman and Children. The professional objects for this project nationally were to “examine various social service agencies involved in the prevention, treatment, and assistance...

U.S. Department of State Youth Program

This July, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) for its third consecutive summer. Jóvenes en Acción is an exchange program in the United States for Mexican high school students focusing on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. Students are selected for the program from cities across Mexico through an application...

Issues Facing Base Hosting Communities

This summer, a group of five visitors from Japan arrived in Pensacola as part of an U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled Issues Facing Base Hosting Communities. The professional objectives of the national project were “to underscore the strategic nature of U.S. bases in Japan and how they support the development...

Youth Diplomats

Are you curious about global affairs? Do you like learning about different cultures? Apply to be a Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council Youth Diplomat! The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council Youth Diplomats is an eight month experiential learning program to equip & empower teens in northwest Florida to be active global citizens. We'll meet once...

Youth Inspiring Leadership & Civic Participation

This summer, six visitors from Liberia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, and Singapore arrived in Pensacola as participants of Youth Inspiring Leadership and Civic Participation, an U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) examining the concepts of democracy, government, and citizenship as well as programs promoting youth leadership. To provide the group with...

Women Leaders: Drivers of Social Change

In May, 11 professionals from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela arrived in Pensacola as part of an U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program, Woman Leaders: Drivers of Social Change. The goal of the project was to explore the role women leaders in politics, business, public...

Children in the U.S. Justice System

In spring, a group of eighteen international visitors from Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Zambia, and Zimbabwe arrived in Pensacola on the last leg of a three week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) examining “Children in the U.S. Justice System.”...

Innovations & Entrepreneurship

This spring six Ukrainians came to northwest Florida for a week as part of an Open World professional exchange program focused on innovations and entrepreneurship, the purpose of which was to show the different ways innovations and entrepreneurial projects enrich communities in the United States. To start their time, they met at the Greater Pensacola...
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