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Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
ShareAmerica global entrepreneurship 2018 poster in Spanish (State Dept./D. Hamill)

Be an innovator. Download this free poster.

Succeeding as an entrepreneur requires passion and a few key steps. Find out what those are by downloading a free handbook and poster.
Luis posing for portrait (Thomas Cristofoletti for USAID)

A guiding hand steers teen from gangs back to family

Honduran teenager Luis' life and future hung in the balance in a gang- and drug-infested neighborhood before a USAID program set him on a new path.
People placing sticky notes on bulletin board (U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa)

Honduran youth leaders seek to discourage emigration

Tired of seeing friends and family leave the country for work, youth leaders in Honduras are using storytelling to convince people not to emigrate.
YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?
Large group portrait (© The Coca-Cola Company)

U.S. ‘entrepreneurial boot camp’ helps startups

Alumni from an innovative U.S.-backed business program for the Mideast and North Africa return to the U.S. to share their accomplishments.
Teacher standing in front of standing students (Teach For Uganda)

How to train a generation of schoolhouse leaders

Based on the Teach For America model, Teach For Uganda tackles widespread teacher absenteeism and high dropout rates by placing university graduates in underserved primary schools across the East African country.
Artist's rendition of computer processor chip on circuit board (© Shutterstock)

This Asian-American tech entrepreneur tried harder

Asian-American entrepreneur David Lam quit academia and found success in Silicon Valley, where the culture tolerates failure and rewards good ideas. Trying harder helps too.
Woman standing in front of space capsule (© Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

This woman wants to take you to Mars

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell is confident her company's rockets will enable people to travel to far-off cities in under an hour. How did she make it to SpaceX?