Partners of the Americas inSPIRES through our values in:
Service: We serve individuals and groups by empowering them with the tools and resources to learn, grow, and serve their own local communities.
Partnership: We are committed to mutually beneficial relationships that are multicultural, diverse, and built on empathy, respect, and collaboration.
Impact: We strive to maintain long-term results through lasting commitments, deep-rooted local presence, and evidence-based projects that focus on systems-change.
Resilience: We confront societal challenges with strength and adaptability by building the capacity of people, families, and communities to actively respond to adversity.
Respect: We cultivate an environment of respect through a shared leadership that embraces mutual understanding and compassion across inclusive and diverse communities.
Empowerment: We trust in community-led solutions and encourage and inspire citizens to become agents of change.
Sustainability: We recognize the increasing risks posed by human and environmental degradation, especially to already vulnerable communities, and strive to implement programs with a focus on long-term impact, environmental protection and climate change preparedness.
Business Development & Partnerships:
Grow by 10% year over year based on the previous year’s financials through a diversified portfolio of funders, programs, and areas. Growth will be achieved through thought leadership, proactive technical expertise in the field, and expanding the donor base.
Technology & Communications:
Leverage technology & communications to facilitate efficient interactions among staff internally and connect with, engage, and grow Chapter members & other stakeholders externally. Collaborate within Partners to co-produce innovative, engaging communications campaigns.
Programming & Services:
Empower the communities we serve by focusing on where our passion, resources, knowledge, and capacities intersect; adapt as the global context changes with data-driven, evidence-based decision-making.
Operational & Financial Excellence:
Manage financial and HR resources responsibly, effectively, efficiently, and transparently. Ensure more efficient operations through standardized Program, HR, and Resource Management and training for staff and board members.
Red Internacional de Estudiantes por la Paz (Red EsPaz)
Red EsPaz (“International Network of Students for Peace” in English) is a part of a hemispheric network of youth leaders based in Chiclayo, Peru dedicated to promoting peace and nonviolence in their communities through volunteerism, community engagement, and leadership development. Red EsPaz has a history of collaborating with Partners: they began as members of the PartnersCampus Lambeyeque Chapter and hosted a group of Partners youth from Texas in 2012. The Chapter has trained more than 1,000 university students in themes related to the culture of peace.
PartnersCampus Universidad Mayor de San Simón
PartnersCampus Universidad Mayor de San Simón in Bolivia works to strengthen the Cochabamba network and collaborate with the existing Student and Traditional Chapters in the region. The members of this Chapter hope to inspire other students at the Universidad Mayor de San Simón to engage in volunteerism and connect to diverse communities across the hemisphere, promoting a global impact in a local environment.
Fundación María Amor
Fundación María Amor in Ecuador is a social initiative of the Vicaría de Pastoral Social de Cuenca that provides support and comprehensive care to women and their children experiencing gender-based violence in the family. The organization builds relationships based on mutual respect, equity, and human dignity through an interdisciplinary team and inter-institutional coordination. The Fundación works to raise public awareness of domestic violence against women to generate and promote sensitivity and citizen and government responsibility.
PartnersCampus University of Vermont
PartnersCampus University of Vermont is Partners’ first student Chapter in the Northeastern U.S., which uniquely positions its members to serve as student leaders in community development and help to fill a critical gap in the community. With a formalized relationship with Partners’ Vermont Chapter, PartnersCampus University of Vermont will be an integral supporter of projects in Honduras and throughout Latin America.