Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. International Leadership Training Project and Pan American Project. As part of its mission, the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division seeks to foster international understanding through personal relationships and shared experiences. The International Leadership Training Project funded through a Ford Foundation grant brings young YWCA leaders from around the world to the United States to learn about democratic leadership, develop an understanding of the methods of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and increase their international awareness through their experiences together. The Pan American Project is an exchange program with associations in Central and South America with a similar purpose of the International Leadership Training Project. The Pan American project is specifically designed to increase cooperation between American associations and Central and South American associations and develop those international relations. Grant proposals and project proposals outline the content and plan of administration of the projects. Reports assess the projects noting any challenges and successes. Additional documents include correspondence preparing delegates for travel, planning committee minutes and short biographies of the delegates.
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Foreign Division, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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