All posts by Jamie Bequette

Local Civic-minded Community Impresses IVLP Delegation

The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM) virtually met with International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants to talk about Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). The group was impressed that over 32% of the local population is involved with Pikes Peak CERT and had many questions on how to recruit, train, and retain volunteers. We thank PPROEM for taking the time to help shape volunteer teams around the world. Find a photo of the conversation on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

Central Asia Virtually Visits COS

Budding and professional filmmakers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan met with leaders of the Pikes Peak Region’s film scene. Directors of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film and the Youth Documentary Academy shared their efforts and long history creating a community for filmmakers in Southern Colorado. The #IVLP delegation expressed their interest submitting films to the annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and possible future collaborations with the two organizations. Find a snapshot of the conversation on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

The Colorado Springs Indy covers story of International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recipient from Nicaragua.

CSWAC hosted Ms. Coppens for four days. Her visit was part of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). After Coppens received her IWOC award in Washington D.C., she traveled to El Paso County, Colorado to meet with several organizations to learn about U.S. grassroot movements, democracy, and government transparency and accountability. Read a bit about her courageous story and the current state of her country here: https://m.csindy.com/coloradosprings/opinion-nicaraguan-activist-amaya-coppens-shows-true-dedication/Content?oid=21482659&fbclid=IwAR2zRvcPBx1Bx_hIBzjJtVG2fa7NCJHd-PBAz9-NNBMcFz4YNYVVXPyL-C8