July 18, 2008
USAID Launches Community Connector With Sister Cities International
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henrietta Fore, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), formally launched Community Connector at the Sister Cities International (SCI) annual conference today in Kansas City. Senator Sam Brownback and SCI Executive Director Patrick Madden helped to kick-off this new, international community partnership program.
"Community Connector exemplifies the great work that can be achieved when government partners with the private sector," said Administrator Fore. "This type of collaboration is essential to sustainable development."
Through the program, international partner organizations will be able to register in an SCI online database. U.S. organizations will then be able to search the database by location, type of need, amount of funding, and many other variables to determine which group or program abroad will best match with their available resources and skills.
For more information about USAID and its programs, visit http://www.usaid.gov/.
The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.
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