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


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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