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Table of Contents Summary ..................................................................................................................................... 1 Fundaci贸n Universitaria San Martin (FUSM) .................................................................................... 2 2013 Logros ............................................................................................................................. 2 2013 Retos .............................................................................................................................. 2 2014 Metas.............................................................................................................................. 2 Panam谩 ....................................................................................................................................... 3 2013 Logros ............................................................................................................................. 3 2014 Metas.............................................................................................................................. 3 El Instituto Universitario de la Paz (UNIPAZ)................................................................................... 3 2013 Logros ............................................................................................................................. 3 2014 Metas.............................................................................................................................. 3 Universidad del Norte (UniNorte) ................................................................................................... 4 2013 Logros ............................................................................................................................. 4 2014 Metas.............................................................................................................................. 4 American University ...................................................................................................................... 4 2013 Accomplishments ............................................................................................................. 4 2013 Challenges ....................................................................................................................... 4 2014 Goals .............................................................................................................................. 4 UCC ............................................................................................................................................ 5 2013 Logros ............................................................................................................................. 5 2014 Metas.............................................................................................................................. 5 Stetson University......................................................................................................................... 5 Accomplishments ...................................................................................................................... 5 Goals ....................................................................................................................................... 5 PartnersCampus Hemispheric Wide Network ................................................................................... 6 Accomplishments ...................................................................................................................... 6 Challenges ................................................................................................................................ 6 Goals ....................................................................................................................................... 7 2014 Preview............................................................................................................................... 7

Summary While Partners of the Americas celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2014, it is important to reflect on our accomplishments and successes as an organization, as well as reassess our goals and visions for the following year. As young and passionate individuals, PartnersCampus members have the ability to connect communities and change lives, all while enhancing their education and developing leadership skills for the future. This report presents the 2013 accomplishments and challenges of each PartnersCampus as well as their goals for 2014. PartnersCampuses were asked to supply 2-3 accomplishments from 2013, 2-3 1


challenges that they faced and how they overcame them, and 2-3 goals for 2014. I learned that “challenges” was being interpreted by many in the same way as accomplishments so there were not many responses that discussed “difficulties” or “barriers” that PartnersCampuses faced in 2013. In 2013, the PartnersCampus network groups became much more active, engaged with one another, and connected to the international office. Entering 2014, the PartnersCampus network is becoming better defined and continues to grow, with 12 active, 7 up-and-coming, and 25 other interested student-led organizations. The Second Annual PartnersCampus Convention in Medellin illustrated the magnitude of the flourishing PartnersCampus network in Colombia and initiated more significant virtual communication and collaboration among PartnersCampuses. We realized that PartnersCampus leaders are eager to support the mission of Partners of the Americas but many have not been able to elaborate a vision that they can apply in their local communities, thereby making it challenging to develop projects and to recruit and retain members, especially in the United States. By the end of 2014, existing and newly founded PartnersCampuses will be better equipped with the resources and advising needed to develop clear visions and projects and to participate as active members in the PartnersCampus and Partners of the Americas network.

Fundación Universitaria San Martin (FUSM)   

Mayor participación de los estudiantes en las diferentes actividades programadas por el Partners campus (jornadas de salud, proyecto de intervención corregimiento de Santa Elena). Continuidad en el desarrollo del trabajo con comunidades bajo la dirección del Grupo Alas. Convenio biblioteca del corregimiento de Santa Elena para el trabajo con personas con capacidades diferentes.

Iniciar la consolidación de un grupo de trabajo que fomente los valores del proyecto e institucionales para el trabajo con comunidad.

Finalizar proyecto en Santa Elena con Jornada de salud en el mes de junio más la entrega de elementos de a las familias por su colaboración en el proyecto. Integrar el Hogar San José de la Montaña como nuevo espacio para desarrollo de actividades en nuestro voluntariado. Capacitación permanente a nuestros miembros (nuevos y actuales). Idear plan de proyección internacional para nuestros proyectos o en si crear un plan que permita a nuestros Partners hacer parte de un proyecto internacional. Responder a la solicitud de la convocatoria para nuestros estudiante por parte de la Fundación Hogar Hermanos de los desvalidos.

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Video foro ideas: Condiciones sanitarias en los hogares de america latina, Deshidratación en los nuestro niños menores de 5 años y como contribuir para un evitar un desenlace fatal, Redes de apoyo comunitarias

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The U.S.-Panama Innovation and Competitiveness Internship Training Program (Agosto 2012)Desarrolló habilidades de liderazgo y competitividad, mediante cursos académicos, seminarios de liderazgo, pasantías y proyectos cívicos. Colaboración con con la ACP y SENACYT Expo Innovación y Negocios de BIZFIT Panamá 2013- Hacer networking y conocer lo último en innovación y negocios relevantes del sector TIC La segunda convencion anual de PartnersCampus en Medellín, Colombia- Fortalecimiento de la red de PartnersCampus Panamá y conocimento sobre las actividades de otros PartnersCampus

Llevar a cabo el proyecto de CFK (Julio/Agosto de 2014) Obtener el chárter oficial de la Oficina Internacional de PartnersCampus y el reconocimiento oficial de la UTP/Ulat. Crear una red que vincule diferentes sectores del país Crear oportunidades de ingresos para grantizar sostenibilidad economica de PartersCampus Panamá Promover la colaboración internacional para el desarrollo sostenible de la región (Videoforo STEMizanod) Gestionar y apoyar actividades de voluntariado que promuevan el desarrollo comunitario Incrementar competencias de liderazgo, innovación, valores y sentido de responsabilidad social en los participantes (Talleres académicos y profesionales; Nueva directiva del equipo de liderazgo)

El Instituto Universitario de la Paz (UNIPAZ) 

Se enviaron en dos ocasiones a dos docentes asignados, como representantes oficiales de nuestra comunidad académica, a la Escuela de Ingeniería Agroindustrial para encontrarse y realizar contactos con Partners of the Americas en la embajada norte americana en Bogotá en marzo y en EAFIT en octubre

Crear y fundar un capítulo de Partners of the Americas en Barrancabermeja y convertir a UNIPAZ en un PartnersCampus multi-universitario que permita aglomerar en un solo cluster las distintas academias universitarias de la ciudad 3


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Participación en la Feria de Bienestar universitario Primer semester Representación de Partners of the Americas y UniNorte en la la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Colombia en el evento “Construyendo puentes para el intercambio educativo” liderado por Education USA (Marzo 6 de 2013). Asistencia y participación a la Segunda Convención internacional de Partners Campus 2 Campañas: Uno en pro de las víctimas de las minas antipersona “Remángate” (Abril 4 de 2013); Otro de sensibilización en UniNorte sobre la pobreza Recibimiento de Kevin Berstler, estudiante de Stetson University, y nuevos volunatrios

Redefinir el grupo estudiantil creando bases estructurales del grupo así como la planeación 2014 y elección de nueva Junta Directiva del grupo Partners Campus UniNorte Realizar actividades para recaudar fondos. Apoyo a varias organizaciones y causas (En pro de niñez y juventud del Departamento del Atlántico y el resto de la Costa Caribe y hacer 2 visitas sociales aqui; Recolección de juguetes de navidad para niños de escasos recursos; Mesa redonda “Remángate” con la Fundación Arcángeles; ) Intercambios internacionales con otros Partners Campus. Colaboración a la Fundación Sanar en pro de los niños con cáncer. Actividades sociales de compartir entre los partners campuses de UniNorte y reuniones internas generales entre los compañeros cada 15 días.

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Mexico Solidarity Network Event- Gained awareness about grassroots sustainable development leaders and expanded network (Mexico Solidarity Network & AU alt break community) 2 Soccer tournaments (April & November)- Fundraising and publicity opportunity; fostered member engagement

Inconsistences in executive board priorities leading to a lack of teamwork and shared responsibility Lack of faculty advisor for second half of 2013

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Find an advisor who can faithfully support Partners AU and serve as a networking contact and mentor Focus on mission as a learning resource about international development and Latin America, as well as a venue for students and professionals to make connections

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Consolidación del grupo Redacción de la normatividad del Partners campus UCC Medellín Organización de la segunda convención de Partners campus en Medellín Reclutamiento de nuevos miembros Capacitaciones a los miembros PC-UCC Medellín (creación de proyectos, temas ambientales) Planeación de proyecto ambiental las 3 R y una sonrisa en navidad Ejecución proyecto Una sonrisa en navidad

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Fortalecimiento del grupo Reclutamiento nuevos miembros Capacitación en idiomas (ingles) Vinculación de 17 sedes de la Universidad a Partners Campus UCC Ejecución del Proyecto Las 3 R Planeación y Ejecución Proyecto Una mano Amiga Salida de integración de Partners Acompañamiento en la organización de la convención de Partners Campus 2014

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Participation in PartnersCampus Convention raised awareness and excitement around PartnersCampus Stetson. Raised funds and participated in Convention in Medellin, Colombia. Partnered with a Spanish professor on a project to convert an old house into a tutoring center for people of Deland where people could learn English, get involved on campus, learn about campus services, etc. PartnersCampus Stetson have started helping to clean things out of house to prepare for conversion.

First Semester:  Become an official Stetson recognized organization (meeting Feb. 20, 2014)  Present a 15 minute presentation on Partner’s Campus in the 50th year celebration conference titled “Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship: A Forum presented by

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Partners of the Americas and Stetson University. (April 4, 2014). Host students from MiamiDade on campus.  Video-foro with Universidad Uninorte, Baranquilla. Topic to be determined  Initiate a fundraiser for Partners of the Americas agency for the “100,000 Strong” hemispheric initiative to sponsor student study abroad in the Americas (graduate and undergraduate)  Fill positions: secretary, treasurer, service chair, historian, fundraising chair, event chair, recruitment chair  Fundraise for Courts for Kids or 3rd annual conference in Brazil. Second Semester:  Video-foro with Partner’s Campus Panama

PartnersCampus Hemispheric Wide Network 

The Second Annual PartnersCampus Convention in Medellin illustrated the magnitude of the flourishing PartnersCampus network in Colombia and initiated more significant virtual communication and collaboration among PartnersCampuses. With a new Facebook group and monthly leadership meetings, campuses were more engaged with one another and with the international office than ever.

We realized that PartnersCampus leaders are eager to support the mission of Partners of the Americas but many have not been able to elaborate a vision that they can apply in their local communities, thereby making it challenging to develop projects and to recruit and retain members, especially in the United States. o The international office began to reach out individually to each PartnersCampus to provide guidance in developing their local missions and objectives. We also found that it was challenging to distinguish between groups that had shown interest in founding a PartnersCampus and those that became active. While we had a list documenting conversations with students or groups from 40+ institutions, we only awarded 2 Charters in 2013. o For student leaders to better understand HOW to be involved in the PartnersCampus network and for Partners of the Americas to be able to better explain how people are involved in the network, we defined several expectations of an active PartnersCampus.

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Maintain a leadership team and a minimum of 5 members Have at least one faculty or staff advisor at the institution Make a profile in PartnersConnect o Pay annual dues (the cost of membership in PartnersConnect as an organization) and receive a Charter o Each member should create a profile in PartnersConnect (at least at the free, Friend level) Connect with other PartnersCampuses virtually or in-person o At least one leader participates in monthly virtual leadership meetings Communicate regularly with the International Office o Send updated lists with names, emails and roles of each current member, each term o Create an organization contact email address (i.e. partnersau@au.edu) o Inform International Office of members who are going to graduate o Co-coordinate biannual international video conference

By the end of 2014, existing and newly founded PartnersCampuses will be better equipped with the resources and advising needed to develop clear visions and projects and to participate as active members in the PartnersCampus and Partners of the Americas network. The international office will facilitate the sharing of best-practices, accomplishments, and ideas throughout the year via an online platform and compiled into PartnersCampus manuals. The international office will continue to provide advising as needed and will reach out to each organization for individualized conversations at least twice in 2014. The international office will continue to provide a space for leaders to come together monthly and to produce monthly newsletters. PartnersCampuses and the international office will continue to share our successes with others in the Partners of the Americas network and elsewhere to expand our reach and to further achieve our common mission to connect people and organizations across borders to serve and change lives through lasting partnerships.

2014 Preview The Third Annual PartnersCampus Convention will take place in Panama City, Panama in July. The convention this year will be integrated with a week-long service-learning project “Canchas para la Vida” in the community of 24 de diciembre, Panama City, Panama July 21-August 2. 2014 Marks the year of the Partners of the Americas 50th Anniversary! The whole network will host 50th events throughout the year from speaker series to book launches to service events. The big 50th Anniversary Convention will be September 23-26 in Florianopolis, Brazil. As important and active participants in the Partners of the Americas network, PartnersCampus members and alumni are invited to attend and will have a special role as youth members of the network.

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