Interfaith Dialogue & Religious Diversity
On October 8th - 12th, we welcomed a group of professionals to a virtual conference where they examined the nature of interfaith dialogue and religious diversity in Arkansas. We were joined by Dr. Rebecca Glazier & Sophia Said.
Program Theme: Interfaith Dialogue & Religious Diversity
Program Dates: October 8th & 12th
Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative. YSEALI
YSEALI/PFP is a U.S. Department of State initiative. This too is a month-long homestay within the community in a family home. This individual works with businesses or other mentors for one month. It is, in effect, an immersion in entrepreneurship. It is focused on business, agriculture, and more. There is a reciprocal exchange with the mentor if the project developed is chosen.
Several of our Fellowship hosts have been chosen as a reciprocal programming recipient. This means they were able to travel to their Fellow’s country to help set up a special project developed while in Arkansas.
Little Rock Workforce Investment Board Executive Director, W J Monagle was hosted in Azerbaijan where he participated in a two-week reverse exchange. Mr. Monagle mentored the completion of a program which he and his Azerbaijani counterpart,
Seymur Valiyev, devised in Little Rock. The project was one of 40 selected out of 250 participants.
Little Rock Urban Farms Owner, Chris Hiryak, traveled to Malaysia to speak and train with his counterpart Alisha NG Koh Chang.
Chris Jones of Arkansas Innovation Hub traveled to Brunei to work with Fisha Rashid in the Spring of 2019.
Mi Mi San Pedro from the Venture Center traveled to Vietnam in the Fall of 2019 to work with Xuan Thanh.
Terri Thomas of City Year traveled to Myanmar to work with Kyu Kyu Mar
Kennard Williams of USDA will travel to the Philippines to work with Vina Orolfo.
Have you ever wondered how intricate U.S. local and national electoral processes are? We are excited to welcome a group of 8 Latin American professionals to Little Rock to learn about those processes at the end of February!
Program Dates: February 29th - March 4th