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IESC celebrates half a century of helping thousands of entrepreneurs & small businesses throughout the world. Read more..
We are hosting Ilda Suzana Massuanganhe Guambe of Mozambique through the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, in August and September 2014. Read more...
President and CEO of IESC, retired Ambassador Thomas J. Miller, will deliver the 8th Annual Adair Memorial Lecture on U.S. Diplomacy on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. at American University’s Kaye Memorial Chapel. Read more...
Be flexible. Ask the client what their needs are. Be remembered as an American who is polite, understanding, and respectful.
Words of advice from volunteer Lynda Swenson, who brings more than 40 years of experience to the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance program. Watch the video. . .
Our first group of four volunteers are on the ground in China. Read more... or See photos...
Just before his 99th birthday, the banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller issues this statement celebrating 50 years of IESC.
In Lebanon, A Coastal Bakery Flourishes
Busy with Bees
A Refugee and Entrepreneur
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Hal Handley on Baltimore's public radio station
A Second Generation Volunteer
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Throughout the last 50 years, IESC has touched the lives of many people throughout the world, working in over 130 countries and helping to create over 1.5 million jobs, encourage stable and friendly trading partners for the US, and improve standards of living and skills in the local communities where we work. Read what our friends have been saying about us as we celebrate 50 years of promoting prosperity and stability through private enterprise.