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First Quarterly Newsletter of 2013

4/2/13 9:22 AM

Hitting the Ground Running in 2013

CIPUSA and IMS Legal Professional Corporation of Tokyo, Japan signed a contract in February, formalizing a cooperative agreement to bring Japanese Nissan and Hitachi executives to the US for training. CIPUSA will be the corporation's new J-1 Training Visa Sponsor, accepting applications beginning in March.

CIPUSA welcomed another delegation from Cleveland's Sister City, Volgograd, Russia
Open World Program on Accountable Governance
From February 15 - 23, CIPUSA and affiliate CIP Columbus hosted four delegates to explore how state and local government, City Council, and nonprofit organizations can promote and sustain growth in the community. University Circle, Inc. president Chris Ronayne spoke to the delegates about how philanthropy is changing the plight of the formerly underprivileged district, all without the help of taxes. Chief Valarie McCall of Mayor Frank Jackson's office answered delegate questions about the city's budget and educational funding. She and Ken Kovach also discussed strengthening the Sister City relationship with the delegates. The delegates finished the program in Columbus to gain an understanding of state-level government.

Kyrygz Women in Sports & Community Development Bring Home Lessons Learned
Open World Program Inspires and Unites Delegates
Delegates from the Ministry of Education, the State Agency of Physical Culture and Sport, and various schools in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek brought vastly different experiences, opinions, and perspectives to the table when they all met for the first time for this program from March 8 Page 1 of 2

First Quarterly Newsletter of 2013

4/2/13 9:22 AM

16. After visiting the Boys and Girls Club, Avon Lake City Schools, Girls with Sole, Merrick House, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, the Cleveland Metroparks, Councilman Joe Cimperman's office and Senator Sherrod Brown's office, a lively and ongoing discussion was ignited among them as they debated the shortcomings and strengths of their system versus what they observed and learned about in Cleveland. They have agreed to form a collaborative effort back in Bishkek to continue the discussion and improve and expand offerings to youth and the public at large, aiming to promote healthy living and community engagement. Visits to Kuk Sul Do Academy and Chagrin Yoga were also met with enthusiasm among this active group of women.

Host Families Wanted! - Upcoming Open World Delegation

Russian Accountable Governance Program
From May 17 - 25, we are delighted to be hosting another Open World Russian Accountable Governance Delegation. If you are interested in hosting for this or another program, please contact Melissa Zwick: Sign up today.

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