Egyptian girls playing sports

AEIF 2017 Winner: CCI Alumnus Waleed Empowers Girls in Egypt

In 2017, the U.S. Department of State hosted its seventh annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project competition. AEIF supports international exchange alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. This year CCI alumnus Waleed Rashwan and his team were selected as one of 68 AEIF […]

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Kgothatso Mohale talking to local children in South Africa

Where Are They Now?

The CCI 2016-2017 cohort departed only three months ago in May 2017, but that hasn’t stopped these eager alumni from continuing to thrive and challenge themselves. Here are just a few examples of what the CCI Program’s newest alumni have already accomplished. Moises Gomez (Colombia, Northern Virginia Community College)  Moises […]

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CCI participant Adi reads to kids

Celebrating American English in the CCI Program

For millions of people, learning to speak English is a gateway into the global economy. As emerging change-makers, English language proficiency offers CCI participants access to information, education, job skills, and the shared communication that is shaping the 21st century—this is why the CCI Program places a strong emphasis on […]

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CCI NOVA 17-18 at Washington Monument

CCI Celebrates J-Day

On August 7, 2017, J-1 visa participants around the country gave back to their host communities by celebrating J-Day, and Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants and alumni around the world joined the celebration. J-Day is a nationwide and worldwide celebration of the power of international exchanges and is meant […]

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Khadija Tasmia presentation

CCI Alumna Awarded Two Microgrants for Community Workshops

As a CCI participant during the 2015-2016 program year at Santa Rosa Junior College, Khadija Rubaiyat Tasmia studied early childhood education. Although her studies focused on educational methods, she also learned about how aspects outside of a child’s classroom, including everything from parenting methods to social media, can have an […]

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