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American Culture
 
 

Learning  about  diffferent cultures is an amazing opportunity to learn about ourselves.
Now we foccus on the American Culture, a very rich and with lots of influence in our own culture-think about the movies,music, TV.
You can find more about the culture of United States and check its different aspects.
Also, there is a list of the Top Ten American Icons. In your opinion, who is the most representative American icon?
Take a look at the pictures of some American Icons.
There is a website with information in relation to television,movies and music in the United States.Click here to read more about it.
 
The American Embassy is also another good source to learn more about what is going on in the United States.

The Logo

The logo combines a symbol and the text, “Partners of the Americas .” The symbol is designed with two three-dimensional arrows, one pointing north and the other, south. A visual expression of partnership, the symbol represents the two-way exchange between people of the U.S. , Latin America and the Caribbean that is the hallmark of Partners. It emphasizes the inherent equality of a true partnership, one in which neither side shows dominance. At the same time, the Partners logo recognizes the individuality and independence of each partner.

The symbol was designed in 1970 by Malcolm Grear of Malcolm Grear Designers, Inc., Providence R.I. It was refined in 2004 by Gretchen East of studio e2, Alexandria , VA.

Mission

Partners of the Americas believes that working together across borders builds understanding and improves the lives of people in the Western Hemisphere . We create opportunities that inspire hope for all and celebrate the richness of our diversity.

We not only dream of a better world, we roll up our sleeves and make a difference.

 

History

Partners of the Americas was inspired by President John F. Kennedy, who in 1963 launched the Alliance for Progress, a program of government-to-government economic cooperation across the Western Hemisphere . At the same time, Kennedy also called for a parallel people-to-people initiative, one that would allow private citizens to work together for the good of the Americas .

Partners of the Americas is built – and continues to thrive – upon enduring relationships across borders. Working together, staff and some 7,000 volunteers throughout the Americas bring expertise in the areas of:

  • Civil Society & Governance
  • Exchanges & Fellowships
  • Gender & Equality
  • Youth & Children
  • Agriculture & Environment

How Partners works

Today, Partners has evolved into 120 volunteer chapters linked in 60 partnerships. Chapters in U.S. states form partnerships with chapters in countries or states in Latin America and the Caribbean, as shown on these maps. Each volunteer chapter is organized as a private, nonprofit institution with by-laws and regularly-elected officers. Partnerships build cultural awareness, respect and camaraderie. They create and implement projects that improve the quality of life of others. And they become leaders in their respective communities.

Men and women from all walks of life – doctors, artists, high school students, foresters, city administrators, professors – are part of the Partners family.  Besides the time and technical abilities donated by volunteers, a number of major corporations, foundations and government agencies support their work.

Partners of the Americas welcomes all individuals and organizations willing to share their skills and work toward greater international cooperation among the people of the Western Hemisphere .

EAPE- Brasília,2006