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Exchange Program Comes Full Circle

I was 18 when I was accepted to the Philippine Youth Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. My exchange was comprised of a month of leadership training and development at Northern Illinois University that focused on developing principled civic leadership, community development, responsible citizenship, and project manage...

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At the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council (CSWAC), we rely heavily on the diverse perspectives, advice and passion of our Board of Directors. We are uplifted by such a tremendous team of professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting greater understanding and connection with the world in Colorado Springs. In May, we were able to welcome tw...

On April 1 – 9, six women from across Kyrgyzstan visited Colorado Springs to engage with other professionals in the field of Promoting Peace and Security. The delegates were hosted in the homes of Colorado Springs World Affairs Council members, fully immersing them into Colorado culture and lifestyle. Their short week in our city was packed with me...

On March 22, a delegation of seven professionals from the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority "virtually" visited Colorado Springs. They participated in a meeting with two local resources, the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) to hear and exchange ideas about "Enriching the Cultural and Creative Sec...

On February 3, an international delegation of 23 emerging leaders from 20 African countries met with TESSA to discuss how the organization serves victims of domestic violence. For the last 45 years, TESSA has been serving the Pikes Peak Region by providing both rural and urban advocacy to victims of Inter-Personal Violence, Sexual Assault, and Huma...

Each month, Global Ties U.S. invites the International Visitor Leadership Program network to submit an article for their blog #ExchangeMatters. This month, we were featured with some of our fellow peers. Below is the article. Check out other stories here and here.  "Promoting Social Change through the Arts" was a 2021 Internatio...

Greetings for an auspicious 2022, everyone! "As Helen Keller so aptly observed, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." A quick look at CSWAC shows there's much good to build upon as its new Executive Director. Specifically, my goals for 2022 include the continuation of drawing from the rich experiences of our members...

World Affairs Council Colleagues, The Colleagues program this evening, Wednesday, December 15, has been cancelled per the decision by Patty Jewett Golf Club. There are trees and power lines down and traffic lights are out which make for hazardous conditions. We want to air on the side of caution as well to ensure our members are safe. Accordingly, ...

Read all about it! New Executive Director welcomed, 2022 Great Decisions topics announced, overview of recent international visitor programs, and more! Read the 2021 December Newsletter here. Or, copy and paste the below link into your browser. https://mailchi.mp/csworldaffairs.org/colorado-springs-world-affairs-council-june-newsletter-5356322?fbcl...

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