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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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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Ebenezer and Mehedi sit with their social host's family.

International Exchange Through the Eyes of a Social Host

Each host campus of the Community College Initiative Program has a different way of approaching social hosts. At Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the Social Host Program is an opportunity for local U.S. citizens to act as cultural ambassadors to CCI participants by sharing aspects of their everyday lives. Throughout […]

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Tayyaba filming

CCI Women Use Media Fields to Share Community Stories

Of the eight academic fields of study currently offered by the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, media is the third most popular field for the 2016-17 program year. This year, half of the participants enrolled in media studies are women, and for four CCI women studying media at Scottsdale Community […]

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Celebrate CCI Seeds

#CCISeeds around the World

To celebrate 10 years of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, CCI alumni have been planting #CCISeeds around the world and posting on social media about their experience. So far, CCI alumni from 12 countries have participated in #CCISeeds, sowing seeds of good intentions for the future. The #CCISeeds campaign […]

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making Paracord Bracelets

MLK Day of Service 2017

After an eventful midyear program, our determined CCI students continued their commitment to serve their host communities in support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. In line with Dr. King’s mission of civic activism, our students took on a variety of service activities, and the following are […]

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