Press Releases

June 30, 2015

Iowa Sister States recognizes Robert D. Ray Service Award Recipients

The 2015 Robert D. Ray Iowa Sister States Award recipients were announced and recognized recently. Every year Iowa Sister States (ISS) recognizes outstanding volunteers and partners by awarding them the Robert D. Ray Service Award in three different categories: Cooperating Organization, Home Host of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

August 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress, will kick off its Fall hosting season by welcoming a delegation of Ukrainian mental health care workers and clergy specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on August 21. Open World has had programs for Ukraine for over 10 years.

The delegation of 23 will have orientation in Washington, D.C. before departing for its professional programming conducted by the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.

November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress, will welcome its 20,000th participant when Ms. Olga Shchetinina, age 24, arrives in Washington, D.C. as a member of a larger delegation of emerging Russian professionals on November 14. Ms. Shchetinina will be recognized November 15 during the groups’ orientation by Open World Trustee Secretary R. James Nicholson.

November 5, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. government, which is celebrating 10 years of programming in Ukraine, will welcome its 2,000th participant from Ukraine when educator Volodymyr Filippov arrives in Washington, D.C. as a member of  a larger delegation of emerging Ukrainian professionals on November 6.

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