[Active Citizen Summit 2012 update] Regional Expansion of the Youth Company

Nacim Filali, one of the participants from our 2012 Active Citizen Summit, continues to grow the Algerian expansion of the Youth Company. Through connections made during ACS, The Youth Company expanded regionally from Qatar to Morocco and Algeria, which was … Continue reading

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[US Vets to Japan 2013] Dan Murray: Asking the Right Questions

While on the long flight home from an amazing two-week journey in Japan, I repeatedly asked myself, “What should I do with the immeasurable gifts of friendship, experiences and knowledge that I just received and how can I take the … Continue reading

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[Model American Congress] Why Investing in Students Matters

The Model American Congress is the one outlier on ACYPL’s program calendar. It’s aimed not at political leaders aged 25-40, but rather at college students from Egypt who take part in a simulated version of our legislative branch, similar to … Continue reading

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[US Vets to Japan] Aileen Kenney: A Tale of Two Countries

I was going to write this post while I was in Japan with my fellow veterans, but I purposefully avoided email and news from home, and did not log into my computer. While we were proudly traveling as representatives of … Continue reading

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[Alumni News] Senator Durbin: Finding his roots

On September 24th, Senator Dick Durbin (ACYPL alumnus to USSR 1978) was 2013 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).  Our CEO Linda Rotunno was at that dinner and heard Senator Durbin share this story about … Continue reading

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[Active Citizen Summit 2012 update] The fruits of her labor

We just heard from the US Embassy in Kuwait, that one of the participants from the Active Citizen Summit 2012, Budour al-Qassar, is launching the first farmer’s market in Kuwait starting in November.  This was a plan that Budour had proposed … Continue reading

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ACYPL is hiring

ACYPL is looking for a new Development Coordinator to join our team.  This is an entry level job with room for growth.  Applicants should be self-starters with a strong work ethic and who care passionately about international affairs and exchange. … Continue reading

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[Israel to US] Eli Hazan: The Strength of ACYPL Is In The Connections They Build

Until the fall of the Soviet Union and the acceleration of globalization, the countries of the Western world had good relations with one another, but few were truly united. The uniting of these countries in the wake of the Cold … Continue reading

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[Israel to US] Aviad Cohen: What American Democracy Means to an Israeli Citizen

Last June, I had the privilege of taking part in an ACYPL delegation to the United-States. The visit more than fulfilled my expectations. I was inspired by my encounter with American democracy.  I had expected to meet interesting people, but what I … Continue reading

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ACYPL accepting applications for Fall 2013 interns

ACYPL is now accepting applications for internships for the fall semester of 2013. Start and end dates are flexible, and internships can be full- or part-time. ACYPL offers intern candidates an opportunity to work on a variety of tasks with … Continue reading