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

Rating: 5 stars  

I first become involved with Partners of the Americas when I was asked to design and build a playground for a children's program in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This was a very challenging and exciting endeavor. Ever since that experience, I have fallen in love with the country of Brazil: its people, churches, music, waterfalls, and quaint, baroque towns. I have returned to Brazil on many exchanges, and hosted Brazilian volunteers in my home in Denver. My experience as a volunteer with Partners of the Americas has greatly expanded my deep understanding of all things Brazilian. But it has also helped me understand the rich history and culture of the US. Partners of the Americans empowers volunteers to use their own strengths, gifts, and passions to contribute to an organization that directly and indirectly impacts the lives of many people throughout the Americas, including and not the least, the volunteers themselves.

Role:  Board Member