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Matthew Lee J.

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

Rating: 5 stars  

The concept of Partners of the Americas, came about at a time when the United States of America, was embarking on many new frontiers. At the time John F. Kennedy, was the second youngest elected president of the U.S.A., and he famously stated in his inaugural address “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” challenged every American to contribute in some way to the public good. One of many positive outcomes of this encouragement is the grass roots organization of Partners of the Americas.

As a 28 year member of the organization, I’ve taken part in the dreams of President Kennedy, and the Alliance for Progress, by participating in development projects, health initiatives, and educational empowerment, in the Western Hemisphere to advance cooperation and cultural understanding. Partners, has presented me with multiple opportunities to learn and gain skills to serve my community, country, and other regions which I travel, embodying the mission to “Connect, Serve, and Change Lives.” The network of volunteers which have been assembled over its 57 year history is legendary and continues to be exemplary.

Role:  Board Member