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ALUMNI ARTICLES

The Poltava Talks

On June 16, FLEX City Representative Nina Kurochka ’17 (Quincy, CA/Poltava, Ukraine) held the first ever TED-like event in Poltava city: the Poltava Talks....

FLEX Alumni in Zaporizhzhya Improve their Environment for GYSD

Anastasiya Shapovalova ’17 (Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine/ Mount Crawford, VA), the current FLEX Alumni City Representative of Zaporizhzhya, organized three impressive city cleanup activities for Global...

FLEX Alumni in Central Ukraine Participate in the European Youth Parliament (EYP)

At first glance, the European Youth Parliament may sound like many other NGOs. It is described as a “platform for discussion of current social,...

Alumnus Oleksandr Kushch ’13 and his Academy of Future Elected Officials

After successfully completing the FLEX program, Ukrainian FLEX alumnus Oleksandr Kushch’13 (Kharkiv, Ukraine/ Austin, TX) has chosen not to remain idle. Though busy studying...

The Most Popular FLEX Appreciation Day Videos

Every year on September 27th, FLEX alumni celebrate FLEX Appreciation day. It is a perfect occasion for alumni to remember all the things that...

WORKSHOP PROJECTS

FLEX Alumni in West Ukraine Offer Democracy Seminar

FLEX Alumni Anna-Mariya Skakodub ’14 (Lviv, Ukraine/ Leola, SD) and Yaryna Faryna ‘13 (Lviv, Ukraine/ St. Cloud, FL) together with the NGO Solidarna...

Say “No” to Corruption

Sergiy Stupak ’15 Project Location: Zaporizhzhya, Mykolayiv, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Odesa, Chernivtsi, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Poltava, Chernihiv, Rivne, Zhytomyr, and Khmelnytsky, Ukraine $420 in Eastern...

Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in Business

Igor Kyryliuk ’11 Project Location: Odesa, Ukraine $250 in Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability Grant Funding From March 19-20 Igor Kyryliuk ’11 organized a training aimed at increasing awareness...

The Uniting Space (US) Hub

Anna Heremes ’15 Project Location: Shostka, Ukraine $350 in Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability Grant Funding On December 26 Anna Heremes ’15 realized her vision for creating an English...

Anti-Corruption Repair Map as a Tool of Curbing Corruption in Public Finances

Halyna Yanchenko ’04 Project Location: Kyiv, Ukraine $2,200 in Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability Grant Funding From February 3 – March 30, Halyna Yanchenko ’04 implemented a project aimed...

FLEX GRANTS

5 Projects Ideas for FLEX Alumni, by FLEX Alumni Grants 2016 Winners 🙂

Every year, FLEX Alumni around the world hold amazing projects with the support of the FLEX Alumni Grants program. If you missed the full...

Motivation for Change Camp: Smila, Ukraine

A low-cost three-day camp for 17 middle and high school aged students aimed at teaching participant team-building and critical thinking skills to address issues...

English Summer Camp Unity for Ukrainian Youth

Daryna Lapay ‘07 (Odessa, Ukraine/ Gilbert, AZ) Project title: English Summer Camp Unity for Ukrainian Youth Project Location: Zatoka, Ukraine $2000 in 2015 FLEX Alumni Grant Program Funding Daryna...

Help and Travel Ukraine

Story by Darya Batalova ’12 (Kyiv, Ukraine/ Excelsior, MN ) 2013 and 2014 FLEX Alumni Grants Program Winner Project:  Help and Travel Every person is capable of making...

Help and Travel

Help and Travel Daria Batalova ’12 (Vinnytsya, Ukraine) Event Locations:  Cherkaska, Chernihivska, Dnipropetrovska, Kirovohradska, Kyiv, Poltavska, and Sumska, Ukraine $2500 in FLEX Alumni Grant Program Funding plus  $4...

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Eastern Europe FLEX Ability Workshop 2017 #EEFAW17

American Councils for International Education, through the FLEX program, organized a workshop for 76 alumni of the program on November 9-12 in Irpin, Ukraine. ...

FLEX Kicks off the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian Diplomatic Relations

In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian diplomatic relations, American Councils organized a reception on November 4 to celebrate the milestone and recollect...

South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017: What’s Your Story?

Forty-five FLEX alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine attended the 2017 South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop in Kvareli, Georgia at the Ministry of Justice...

FLEX Talks in Ukraine

On February 18 more than 130 people attended the FLEX Talks conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was the first conference of its kind in...

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

Article by City Representative in Lviv, Ukraine Nastasiya Kovalenko ‘16 “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” - I bet all of us know this...

GYSD GRANTS

FLEX Alumni in Zaporizhzhya Improve their Environment for GYSD

Anastasiya Shapovalova ’17 (Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine/ Mount Crawford, VA), the current FLEX Alumni City Representative of Zaporizhzhya, organized three impressive city cleanup activities for Global...

FLEX Alumni in South Ukraine Celebrate GYSD

On April 20-22, FLEX alumni in Odesa celebrated Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) by implementing two amazing projects. Yuliia Shevchenko ’16 (Odesa, Ukraine/ Oceanside, CA)...

FLEX Alumni and GYSD 2017:  Education and Career Advice Projects

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children and...

FLEX and YES Alumni Serve Their Communities on Global Youth Service Day

FLEX and YES alumni took on the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) challenge this spring - organizing events in their communities and working with...

GYSD Project: Healthy Cooking Class in Odesa, Ukraine

Project Organizer: Mariia Donets '15Event Location: Odesa, Ukraine$ 130 in FLEX Alumni Grant Funding$ 130 cost share from: Impact Hub Odessa, healthy eating trainer...

NOTABLE ALUMNI

Mikhail Pimenov ‘95, The Catalyst for Ukrainian Participation in the Invictus Games

“When I told my parents that I might end up becoming a finalist of the FLEX program and spend a year in the US,...

FLEX Kicks off the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian Diplomatic Relations

In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian diplomatic relations, American Councils organized a reception on November 4 to celebrate the milestone and recollect...

Interview with Roman Tychkivskyy, Co-Founder of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy

'There is so much potential in Ukraine if you look for it' Roman Tychkivskyy '05 Rohatyn, Ukraine/Wichita, KS Education: Degree in Economics from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and...

Tetiana Pochynok ’02 Providing Allergy Relief to Lviv, Ukraine Residents

...The journey to success is worth all the troubles and fears. Just remember – you can be weak but you are never alone. There...

FLEX Talks in Ukraine

On February 18 more than 130 people attended the FLEX Talks conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was the first conference of its kind in...