Welcome to the Colorado Chapter of Partners of the Americas!
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Partners of the Americas‘ mission is to connect people and organizations across borders to serve and to change lives through lasting partnerships.
Partners of the Americas is the largest international volunteer group working to improve relations and quality of life among the countries involved. Today there are more than 20,000 volunteers in the sixty Partnerships. Together these volunteers of very diversified backgrounds, professional experiences, ages, and nationalities share Partners’ philosophy of better understanding and respect among people of the Americas and the Caribbean. They contribute their time, energy, experience and know-how to projects. Some 1500 projects in several areas of activities are carried-out by Partners each year.
How Does Partners Work?
The organization works by pairing 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia with 31 South American, Latin American and Caribbean states and countries into 60 “partnerships.” For example, Colorado is linked with the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Kansas with Paraguay; New Jersey with Haiti; and Missouri with the state of Pará, Brazil.
In an increasingly interdependent world, Partners is a network of permanent linkages among professionals, institutions and communities across the hemisphere.
Who is Involved in Partners?
Men and women from all walks of life – including doctors, farmers, foresters, artists, city administrators, university professors, high school students and leaders of community organizations – participate in the program. Besides the time and technical expertise donated by Partner volunteers, a number of major corporations, foundations and government agencies support the work of the partnerships. Financial contributions by these organizations are made available to the partnerships in the form of travel grants, project assistance “seed” grants, and training opportunities.