CISV's 60th Anniversary!
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Help us celebrate CISV USA's 60th anniversary! Join all past and present CISVers and their friends and family for our National Board Meeting (NBM) and 60th Anniversary Saturday Celebration, October 19-23, 2011 at the Embassy Suites and the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY, right across the river from Downtown Cincinnati!
Registration will open July 15, and attendees can register for the Board of Trustees & Expanded Executive Committee Meeting, the Youth Board Meeting, the National Adult Meeting, the 60th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday Celebration only, or our Saturday night gala only. Download this informational flyer to find out more about registration rates and activities.
The regular business meeting of the Board of Trustees will begin Wednesday night and continue through Friday afternoon. All CISV participants, friends, and family are welcome to join us Friday night through Sunday morning for a weekend of different educational opportunities and a gala dinner on Saturday night. A full schedule of all activities will be available later this summer.
Founder's Award Nominations OpenIn honor and celebration of its 60th anniversary, CISV USA is seeking nominations for its inaugural Founder's Award on October 21, 2011. The awardee will receive a $5,000 honorarium to continue his or her organization's work in supporting cross-cultural understanding. Nominations are due June 1. Please submit your nomination and share with your community today. Download the nomination form here.
CISV was founded in Cincinnati, OH 1951 by Dr. Doris Twitchell Allen, a university-based psychologist. Dr. Allen founded CISV in order to better the world by teaching children about the importance of intercultural understanding, with the aim of fostering in them a desire for a peaceful global community. Dr. Allen's vision has come to fruition during the past 60 years, and CISV USA would like to recognize and help a similar organization reach the next step in their mission and impact.
The recipient of the Founder's Award must be a resident of the United States with at least a bachelor's degree who has done substantial work to build a grassroots organization with an international or national focus. The awardee's organization must exhibit values that support CISV USA's work, such as social justice, intercultural communication, education, global citizenship, human rights, etc and must demonstrate internal assessment and evaluation of the organization's mission and programming.
For more details on nominating someone for the Founder's Award, please email CISV USA Administrative Director Laura Kersey at the National Office, or call her directly at 513.674.9242.