The Community Connections (CC) Program offers home-stay based practical training opportunities in the U.S. for entrepreneurs, local government officials, legal professionals, non-governmental organization leaders and other professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Local community host organizations arrange internships for participants based on interests and experience.
The goals of the Community Connections program are to:
- Provide participants with professional training and exposure to day-to-day functioning of a free market system;
- Encourage public-private partnerships in Europe/Eurasia by including private sector and government participants on U.S. visits;
- Create links between U.S. and Europe/Eurasia regions and communities.
Look at what some of our participants have accomplished upon returning to their home countries: