US-Brazil Connect

Based on years of experience in Brazil, we have focused to find mutually-beneficial solutions that help emerging leaders from the US to go deep, give back and return to inspire to build solutions.

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US-Brazil Connect Fellowship

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Hispanics
Other Minorities
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The US-Brazil Connect Fellowship is designed for one outcome: to empower every single Fellow to unlock his or her potential as a global leader. Since 2012, over 500 emerging leaders from across the United States have built new skills, relationships and possibilities through our three-phase Fellowship program.

"I expected this fellowship to change my life, but I could have never imagined the impact it has had on my life, family, community, and our combined hopes for the future. US-Brazil Connect opened my mind to the world of human relations in the most beautiful, genuine, and optimistic manner." US-Brazil Connect Fellow, 2015

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Evidence of Program's Success

Conexão Mundo Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
General Public
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The goals of the Conexão Mundo Program are (1) to improve the English skills of low-income Brazilian high school students who are enrolled in technical training schools; (2) to provide a high-quality, low-cost international Fellowship experience for US college students and young professionals; and (3) to build the foundation for a scalable US-Brazil workforce partnership; (4) strengthen US community college capacity to prepare students for the global economy, and partner with Brazil.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2016:
We hosted the program in three cities across Brazil working with 144 students

90% of Brazilian students surveyed after the in-person stage of the program in 2014 reported that they agree or strongly agree that they feel comfortable trying to communicate their thoughts or feelings in English. Just 29% responded in this way before the program.

In 2017, we will grow the program to six sites in Brazil, working with 300 students.

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