Upwardly Global: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Skilled Immigrants

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It provides skilled immigrants to the U.S. This work is part of its mission to close the opportunity gap and help skilled immigrants reach their full economic potential in the U.S. Over 1.8 college-educated immigrants in the U.S.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Women for Women International

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What do you think are the most important skills necessary in a social media practitioner? Organization: Women for Women International. Organization Size: Approximately 70 DC/stateside employees; more than 100 field staff employees in eight countries in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East.

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Fighting for Civic Transparency with Technology in the Western Balkans

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The goal was to find the best web or mobile ideas for social projects in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. Three project winners were chosen from each country: From Bosnia and Herzegovina: Centar 72 aims to solve community problems within 72 hours.

What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

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Women for Women International supports women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas (Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan). They also participate in a Renewing Women’s Life Skills (ReneWLS) Program, a job skills program, and have access to business services to help them start microenterprises.

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Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

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She also goes through a vocational skills and business skills training track, where it ends up giving her tangible skills, so she can get a job. We work in countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, among others.

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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In small groups, the women learned basic business and marketing skills. They enrolled in special job skills classes designed to meet the market needs of their community. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity.