Since 1994 YCSCA a registered
Armenian NGO - has conducted nine annual youth exchanges and school
partnership projects in cooperation with sister organization in the U.S. the Cambridge Yerevan Sister Cities Association
(CYSCA). Our exchange alumni number approximately 90 number of youth in
Armenia as well as several teachers/administrators. Many of them have become
active and assumed leadership roles in Armenia.In addition, our alumni in
Armenia include 96 professionals, including educators, entrepreneurs,
environmental specialists, and employment specialists, whom our sister
organization in USA hosted since 1998 under Community Connections program.
Our sister city relationship is strengthened by the participation of many of
these alumni.The exchange alumni help us ensure the continuation of the
partnerships created during the proposed program. Their English skills improved
greatly during their visits to the U.S., so did their understanding of civil
society, through language and cultural immersion and working side by side with
Americans in their joint projects.
Helping support Makur Yerevan was a natural extension of
YCSCA's mission to promote social responsibility and leadership amongst the
youth. Student alumni of prior CYSCA-YCSCA exchange programs participated in a
number of the monthly clean-ups.
Desktop Publishing: Publication of
Independent Student Newspapers, Yerevan The YSCSA youngest members established
the "Independent Student Newspaper Club" in 2003.
In addition to the above projects, we have organized other highly successful projects in the past few years
financed through in-kind contributions from our volunteers and members, and from