International House is delighted to be hosting a group of 5 Mayors and City Council Leaders from Ukraine with a facilitator, through the Open World Program. These distinguished guests will be in Charlotte to learn more about federalism and representative government, as well as other topics such as rule of law, health, environment, economic development, education reform, and social services. We are looking for home hosts between June 1 and June 9 to welcome these distinguished guests into your homes!
The Open World Program (OW) enables Russian and Eurasian elected officials and emerging civic leaders to observe the American democratic system firsthand. The Open World Leadership Center (OWLC) believes that principles of accountability, governance, and the role of citizenry in government are most effectively illustrated through direct interaction between participants and their U.S. professional counterparts and through hosted community and cultural activities.
Additionally, 20 high school youth ambassadors from Mexico will be visiting Charlotte through the Jovenes en Accion Program for three weeks between July – August. Their program will focus “youth empowerment, anti-gang violence, and self-expression”. We encourage families with teenagers to home host during this time. Hosting teens are welcome to participate in all meetings and workshops.
We are looking for individuals and families to welcome these guests into your homes, serve as cultural ambassadors, assist with transportation on the weekdays with drop-offs around 9:00 am and pick-ups around 5:00pm (carpools can be arranged) as well as provide breakfast and dinner. A Home Host Orientation will be arranged prior to your guest’s arrival.
For further questions, please contact Johnelle Causwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 704-333-8099, ext. 121.
We appreciate your consideration in participating with this unique and rewarding opportunity!
For more info on any of the above opportunities, contact Johnelle Causwell at email@example.com or at 704-333-8099, ext. 121.