Where We Work: Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic, our Make a Connection initiative, locally known as Pripoj se, responded to local needs by promoting civic engagement.
Through our partners on the ground we provided small grants, training, consultation, and other support services to Czech volunteer groups across the country from 2002 to 2011. As a result, we saw increased volunteerism and improved life skills among youth. In addition, community stakeholders and young people grew to cooperate more closely, and thanks to capacity building local partners were better prepared to recruit and support young volunteers.