Welcome to Global Ties KC!

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 American their counterparts in our communities. Global Ties KC promotes citizen diplomacy by person-to-person contacts to help shape United States foreign relations "one handshake at a time."


employment opportunity

Global Ties KC is currently looking to hire a program associate. Program associates are responsible for programming, planning itineraries, and communicating with delegations, among other duties.

To download a more detailed job description and information about applying, click here.

Host Family Opportunities

Jóvenes en Acción, or youth in action, is a Mexican youth exchange program sponsored by the Department of State and implemented by World Learning and Global Ties KC. This is the second year that Global Ties KC has hosted this program. While in the United States, the students will participate in various cultural and professional activities to further their civic engagement and leadership skills. The high school students and adults escorts were selected by their U.S. Embassy based on academic performance and community involvement.

There are currently opportunities available to host students for this program. Host families are to provide a bed, breakfast and dinner, and an American home experience for their Mexican guest. Global Ties KC will provide transportation to and from your home to their weekday program.  Weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm the students will participate in youth leadership and community services activities coordinated by Global Ties KC.

If your family is interested in opening your home to a student ambassador, then contact Courtney Brooks by emailing cbrooks@globaltieskc.org or calling (816) 421-4231

Click here to download the homestay family application.



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Upcoming Programs for June, July, and august

June 4 - June 9: Regional Project
Leadership through Scouting and Sports

July 4- July 8: Armenia
Art and Community

July 20-August 1: Mexico
Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action)

August 14-August 27: Regional Project
Summer Leadership Program for Spanish Speaking Youth