are conceived, designed and implemented by the volunteer members
active in each chapter. Project proposals originate in a chapter
committee and usually fit our work plan and priorities agreed to
by Washington State and Chilean Partners' Board members. We do not
have a list of projects waiting to be "assigned" to new
or interested members, but we often have projects that are in various
stages of design or implementation. We are eager to 'steer' new
volunteers toward existing member contacts and mutual areas of interest.
project oriented committees are:
- Arts &
& Economic Development
& Social Development
Management & Environment
projects comes from two major sources. First, a broad array of resources
from our parent Partners of the Americas, Inc. organization are
available to carry out our mission. These resources consist of grants
used to fund project travel to or from Chile. Several small grants
are also available to directly support project implementation (see
for full details). Second, we have limited funds in our Washington
Chapter account to supplement projects partially funded from Partners
of the Americas grants or to meet priority needs when grants or
other resources do not exist and we want to support a worthy project.
past successful projects are:
- Arts &
& Economic Development:
& Social Development: Hosted
ESL Teacher Exchanges (1998)
Management.: Chilean Firefighters received
post-disaster search and rescue HAZMAT training (1998)
- Air quality
monitoring project via Olympia/Santiago grade school partners(1999)
Doris Venegas, a visiting Chilean teacher (May 2001) who was
here to learn about the Thornton Creek Watershed Education
Project and other watershed-based environmental education
efforts in Western Washington. Read Doris'
account (in Spanish) of her experience.
The health committee began a Chilean paramedics training program
in 1993, in cooperation with Children's Hospital and other Seattle-Tacoma
hospital emergency rooms.
If you are interested
in proposing or working on Partners of the Americas sponsored projects
with our Chilean counterparts, we look forward to hearing from you.
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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