100,000 Strong in the Americas, the White House’s premiere education initiative for the Western Hemisphere, was launched in May 2011. The initiative increases educational mobility, providing students with critical skills and cross-cultural experiences to compete in the global workforce.
The innovation fund drives this vision forward
The central mechanism for implementing the White House’s vision is the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The Fund is scaled through strategic private sector and governments partnerships across the region.
The Innovation Fund addresses the workforce competitiveness challenge by awarding grants to higher education institutions that partner together to foster greater education cooperation and provide students with unique training and exchange opportunities.