The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) first weekly podcast, 22.33, has become the most prolific, most listened to Department of State podcast. Launched in January 2019, 22.33’s weekly episodes highlight international exchange participants’ life-changing stories and showcase the transformative effect exchanges can have.
Middle school children may seem like unlikely ambassadors, and even less likely global health advocates. However, an international, collaborative interagency initiative, called the Zika Education and Prevention Project, is empowering school children around the world to combat disease outbreaks.
On September 16, 2019, ECA launched its first year-long, multi-office pilot program entitled Communities and Youth for Promoting Hip Hop, Empowerment, and Resiliency (CYPHER), led by ECA’s innovation team, the Collaboratory.
In partnership with ECA’s Cultural Programs Division and the University of Iowa, the implementor of the International Writing Program (IWP), the Collaboratory supported the Lines & Spaces Creative Writing Workshops in Eritrea.