My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Partners of the Americas, Inc., Washington, DC, USA
I was a communications intern at Partners of the Americas for 8 months. As the communications intern I was tasked with managing their blog, as well as doing research for their upcoming 50th Anniversary oral history project. Through both these mediums, I spent most of my 8 months reading and writing stories about the Partners network. From my personal experience, I can say with confidence that Partners holds true to their saying that they "connect, serve, and change lives." Time and time again I read the story about someone in Latin America being connected with someone from the Partners network and how this connection dramatically changed their lives for the better. To make it even better, this has been happening for 50 years. I read through the archives of Partners news attention over the summer for the oral history project, and this impact through the Partners network has been happening since the beginning of the organization.
I was also privileged enough to be able to visit one of their programs A Ganar in Honduras. When I was there and had the chance to talk to the kids the program was impacting I truly was able to understand the impact of Partners. A Ganar is a sports-for-development program that helps young adults escape from poverty and violence through a soccer program which develops into a job-training program. I was lucky enough to see almost all of the stages of the program while in Honduras. The participants were so incredibly thankful for A Ganar, this program was truly changing their lives.
I loved my experience interning at Partners. The entire staff is incredibly motivated and driven for their particular program. This non-profit covers so many fields it is hard to sum up exactly the impact that Partners makes in the world. Overall, it is a great, small non-profit that has been making a real impact in the Western Hemisphere for over 50 years.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give them more communication staff so that more of the world could know about the work they do.
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