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Review for Partners of the Americas, Inc., Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am Dr. Denise M. Decker, a member of Partners of the Americas (PoA) since 1989. I first learned of PoA through working in international development, but was particularly drawn to this nonprofit due to its outreach to people with disabilities throughout Latin America. As I am and have been vision-impaired since birth, I wanted to share in this outreach. Unlike some other non-profits which can be reluctant to accept people with disabilities, PoA is and has always been welcoming. I therefore applied to and was selected for PoA Kellogg and Legis fellowships where I led a design team to create and independent living center in Brasilia and consulted with the guide dog school in Santa Catarina, Brazil. I have also held various officer positions in both the Virginia and Washington, DC chapters and currently serve on the PoA International Board of Directors, where I advocate on behalf of people with disabilities and co-chair the Membership Development Committee. I am honored to recommend Partners of the Americas as a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit.

Role:  Board Member