“Let Leaders Lead - IVLP Exchange Alumni Advance Interfaith Relations” Multi-Regional Project

September 18, 2019

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Let Leaders Lead: IVLP Exchange Alumni Advance Interfaith Relations multi-regional project, includes faith, community, private sector, and academic leaders hailing from 17 countries.  Participants will examine the impact of religion and religious organizations on communities throughout the United States as well as the evolving roles of women and youth within faith communities.  Roundtable discussions, participant presentations, workshops, and activities will highlight how religious groups in the U.S. freely practice their faith; the impact of participants’ previous IVLP experiences on their current work; strategies for mentoring the next generation of leaders; best practices in fundraising; and how to engage community members in volunteer activities.   Participants will arrive in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 14 and depart on September 19.  Subsequently, they will split into three teams traveling to El Paso, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; and Rapid City, South Dakota.  Finally, they will reconvene in Chicago, Illinois and return home on Saturday, September 28th.

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.