About Community Connections

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[icon_text_elegant icon=”fa-globe” icon_type=”square” icon_size=”fa-4x” title=”Partners” separator=”yes” text=”Iowa Resource for International Service’s Community Connections Program, funded by USAID and administrated by World Learning, help facilitate international understanding, development, and peace with adults worldwide.” icon_background_color=”#4f8a39″ icon_color=”#ffffff” text_color=”#000000″]
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A sample of IRIS’s Community Connections programs include:

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[icon_list_item icon=”fa-check-square-o” icon_type=”small_icon_list” icon_color=”#4f8a39″ title=”Rural Entrepreneurship”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check-square-o” icon_type=”small_icon_list” icon_color=”#4f8a39″ title=”Citizen Dialogue to Promote Social Responsibility”]
[icon_list_item icon=”fa-check-square-o” icon_type=”small_icon_list” icon_color=”#4f8a39″ title=”Alternative Energy Technologies”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check-square-o” icon_type=”small_icon_list” icon_color=”#4f8a39″ title=”Tolerance, Community Relations, and Minority Rights”]
[icon_list_item icon=”fa-check-square-o” icon_type=”small_icon_list” icon_color=”#4f8a39″ title=”Young Women Leaders”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check-square-o” icon_type=”small_icon_list” icon_color=”#4f8a39″ title=”Implementing Conflict of Interest Laws”]

Volunteering with IRIS Community Connections Program

My organization is interested in sharing our knowledge with Community Connections participants.

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I’m interested in sharing my home as a short term host family with 1-2 Community Connections participants.

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