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Left photo: People taking selfie in front of tulips (© Greater Topeka Partnership) Right photo: People snowshoeing on mountain (© Visit Park City)

What is a chamber of commerce?

State and local chambers of commerce are famous for holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies but do so much more. Get a sense of those duties here.
Rasha Rady and Doaa Aref in hijabs seated at laptop on table (© Womena)

Young Egyptian entrepreneurs make a global difference

Meet Doaa Aref, Heba Assem, and Riham Adel. These Egyptian entrepreneurs are changing the economy for Middle Eastern and North African youth.
Woman sitting in front of laptop computer (Courtesy photo)

TechWomen and TechGirls learn to succeed together

The State Department's TechWomen and TechGirls programs give participants the confidence and skills to pursue their STEM dreams and help others in turn.
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Expanding horizons for Central and South American students

The United States is helping students in Latin America become community leaders. Learn more about the College Horizons Outreach Program.
People showing their arms in group photo (Courtesy of Koumtebaye Elysée)

YALI celebrates 10 years, honors outstanding alumni

As the Young African Leaders Initiative celebrates 10 years, the program continues its exponential growth. Meet some of its outstanding alumni.
Woman speaking into microphone with photos of vegetables and fruits beside her (© Risdon Photography)

Growing the global economy at the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

At the virtual 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, global investors will meet with U.S. state and local officials to discuss growing the world's economy.
Circular panels display photographs and text at museum (Courtesy of the National Museum of American Diplomacy)

Exchange students discover diplomacy through virtual simulations

The State Department's National Museum of American Diplomacy is using online simulations to teach students worldwide how diplomacy works.
Woman standing in field in front of horses (Courtesy of Rena Alimardanova)

U.S. gives women the POWER to grow businesses globally

The State Department's POWER initiative helps female small-business owners and entrepreneurs around the world. Learn more about the program.
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By the numbers: U.S.-ASEAN health support

The United States has supported the health and medical needs of the ASEAN region for decades. Learn about a new U.S.-ASEAN health initiative.