Mission: Ph international builds strong global communities by fostering civic engagement, cross-cultural learning and increased opportunities in the digital age.
Programs: Educational development programs - the organization's educational initiatives provide unique opportunities for both students and education professionals to establish academic and community partnerships that encourage exploration of cultural diversity and provide the opportunity to share common experiences. These initiatives help prepare young adults to become business and community leaders, while fostering a deep appreciation of foreign cultures. The organization has displayed a long-standing commitment to education-focused initiatives. Current programs are enriched by utilizing a vast network of technical resources to implement creative and innovative projects that support education in a digital world. Professional exchange opportunities reinforce online partnerships, peer tutoring, internships and more. The organization remains dedicated to maintaining an open dialogue among students and teachers of the united states and others around the world.
community development programs - the organization's core values include a belief in strengthening communities and belief in a grassroots approach to solving community problems. Developing an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of democratic citizens while building the capacity, confidence, and skills of program participants is at the heart of the organization's community development programs. Through educational workshops, training seminars and hands-on-community development projects, these initiatives build skills in effective communications, political advocacy, democratic leadership and coalition building. Community development programs truly illustrate the organization's vision of empowering individuals of all ages to help build healthier communities.
professional development programs - professional development programs involve direct observation and hands-on, results-oriented professional training with counterparts in a united states host community. Participants receive specific skills and ideas necessary to expand professional knowledge and expertise. These exchange-based programs enable delegates to experience united states democracy and free enterprise in action in communities across the united states. Program themes have included economic development, community policing, environmental protection, youth advocacy, women's leadership, arts and culture and more. Activities include site visits, hands-on practice, job shadowing, and collaborative exchange. Host family stays round out these programs, providing a genuine united states experience, and fostering a mutual sharing of perspectives and experiences. The organization supports professional programs that offer long-term possibilities for collaboration and foster sustainable professional relationships among american and international participants.
information technology programs - since 1996, the organization has been actively engaged in technology development and training programs. Whether working with schools or with community groups, the organization incorporates the internet as an indispensable tool for creating and nurturing an informed, civil society. The organization has established programs and facilitates online interaction, courses and contests, and teacher training events that support professional development, cross-culture exchange, and innovative solutions to community challenges. This access to information and expression, previously unavailable to the traditionally closed societies in which we work, brings infinite possibilities for education, intercultural dialogue and professional development. Programs focus on practical skills development, together with critical thinking. As a result, participants are better informed consumers and producers of media, ready to serve as advocates for positive change within their own communities.