Partner of the Americas

Our Mission

 

When it comes to changing the world, no one can do it alone. But all too often, the people and institutions working to solve global challenges operate in isolation, leaving community needs unmet and donor dollars underutilized.

At Partners of the Americas, our approach is different. We bring the right mix of players – volunteers, development professionals, governments, businesses, and higher education institutions – to the table in order to match resources, knowledge and passion to need. By connecting local organizations to broader funding opportunities and empowering citizens to become agents of change, we develop lasting solutions to our hemisphere’s toughest challenges, together.

It’s the simple notion of partnership, and we believe it can change everything.

Partners’ network of chapters across the Americas forms the core of our work.  We also welcome individuals, organizations, and higher education institutions as members.  Join the Partners community today!

Why the Americas

Bound by shared borders, history, culture and values, the peoples of the Americas are inextricably linked. Today, more than ever, regional collaboration is critical to our shared security and prosperity. We depend on one another for jobs, natural resources and security; Latin America is the fastest growing trading partner of the U.S., the largest foreign supplier of oil to the U.S., and the largest source of immigrants to the U.S.

Over the past several years, the region has experienced dramatic economic progress and growth:

  • 70 million Latinos lifted out of poverty in just 10 years
  • Free Trade agreements signed at multiple country and regional levels
  • Latin America’s population predicted to surpass China’s by 2060

Despite major growth, however, the Americas still face many challenges. Violence, fueled by an international drug trade, is rampant, forcing many to flee home and migrate north. Social inequality plagues many countries, and climate change poses major risks.

The effects of these challenges are felt across the hemisphere, but with our combined expertise, resources and leadership, we can address them. Our prosperity depends on one another, and as neighbors, partners and equals, we can achieve far more together than we ever could apart.

Tomado de: http://www.partners.net

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