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The 12th Year: Where Are They Now?

Just a few months ago in May 2019, the 2018-19 Community College Initiative Program cohort completed their exchange year. Since their return to their home countries, the newest group of CCI alumni have taken the skills and values they gained in the U.S. to propel their professional lives and personal […]

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CCI LIVE: Amplify Your Impact

On Saturday, July 29, 2019 the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program hosted CCI LIVE: Amplify Your Impact, a virtual conference for CCI alumni. The 3.5-hour conference brought CCI alumni together in a virtual space to learn from subject matter experts who encouraged them to think purposefully about the impact they […]

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CCI 2018-19 in Sedona

The 2018-2019 Year in Review

In July 2018, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 146 participants from 12 countries to the United States. During the 2018-19 program year, participants engaged in a holistic learning and exchange experience by concentrating on the five pillars of the CCI Program: academics, internships, service learning, cultural exchange, and […]

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CCI Global Impact – Sumatra and Lombok, Indonesia

The CCI Global Impact series is a collection of digital stories that showcase the impact of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program through alumni projects and contributions in their home communities. To create this series, a small team of filmmakers from StoryCenter traveled around the world to film the stories and […]

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CCI 2018-19 at Grand Canyon

The CCI Pathways to Success Program 2019: Ignite Your Intentions

During the second week of January, all 146 CCI participants representing 12 countries came together in Arizona for the CCI Program’s annual mid-year Pathways to Success Program. The Pathways to Success Program (PSP) is a week-long program designed to build participant skills in leadership, reflection, and goal-setting. Under the theme […]

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Spreading the Value of Volunteerism

When Community College Initiative (CCI) participants fulfill their internship requirements, they often learn as much from their colleagues as they do from their hands-on work experience. For CCI alumnus Rajesh Shanmugan, a fellow intern’s selflessness opened his eyes to the power of serving one’s community, and Rajesh is now spreading […]

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