USAID Community Connections Program

Community Connections is a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program intended to support post-Soviet countries’ transitions to more democratic and free market-oriented societies.

Most Recent Program

Public Communication Strategies

Community Connections Program: Public Communication Strategies from Belarus

A Belarusian delegation of non-profit workers, activists, and legal professionals from sectors as diverse as child development and LGBT+ rights met with Chicago experts such as:

  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Southwest Organizing Project
  • Thinkinc.
  • The Tallulah Group
  • Kurth Lampe
  • Progressive Solutions Consulting
  • BOCA Media Group
  • OneNorth
  • Reclaim Chicago
  • Community Renewal Society
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • Public Narrative
  • Barkada Circle
  • See3Media
  • Windy City Media Group
  • Friends of the Parks
  • Access Living
  • Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
  • Polk Brothers Foundation
  • Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University
  • National Cambodian Heritage Museum
  • Chicago Cultural Alliance
  • Chicago Learning
  • Chicago Cares
  • Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi
  • ForefrontMetropolitan Planning Council
  • City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations
  • Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
  • Mikva Challenge
  • Jane Addams Senior Caucus
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heartland Alliance International
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights


Volunteering

In their free time from programming, the Belarusian delegates volunteered at North Park Nature Center and toured the Bahá’í Temple.

Community Connections Program: Public Communication Strategies from Belarus

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