Ticket for 2017 YLAI Dinner Reception

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Grand Street Café on the Country Club Plaza

4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112

This October, ten entrepreneurs are in Kansas City for professional Fellowships as part of a Department of State sponsored program.  On October 25th, Global Ties KC is inviting the Kansas City community to meet, engage, and celebrate with these Fellow over dinner. We hope you will join us at Grand Street Café for food, drinks, conversations, and short presentations from the fellos on their work and experiences in Kansas City.

Ticket includes admission, dinner, non-alcoholic drink, and parking.

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We are an independent non-profit volunteer service organization whose purpose is to improve global understanding and make peace through exchange programs between international leaders and their American counterparts in Kansas and Western Missouri. Global Ties KC promotes citizen diplomacy by person-to-person contacts to help shape United States foreign relations "one handshake at a time."

What We Do

Global Ties KC provides the link between prominent international leaders (including business, government, and non-profit professionals) and their local counterparts.  Through professional meetings, school visits, events, and home hospitality we connect people from around the world with Citizen Diplomats in western Missouri and the state of Kansas.

Types of programs include:

International Visitor Leadership Program: a program funded by the Department of State in hopes of promoting foreign policy through face-to-face interaction. The delegates visit many cities in the United States during their time here, and are in Kansas City for approximately 3-5 days.

Open World:  a program funded by Congress in pursuit of bettering relationships between the former Soviet Union and the United States since 1999. Visitors on this program spend between one and two weeks in Kansas City, living with host families.

Youth Programs: exchange programs aimed at empowering youth throughout the world by providing them with the skills needed to be leaders. These programs require a home stay, and Global Ties KC is always looking for interested community members!

Community Connections: sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development which targets Eurasian countries in hopes of establishing international collaboration.

What is IVLP?

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts.  

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