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    ENGLISH TEACHING
     
    The program is addressed to schools, teachers and non-governmental organizations. Through training and grant competitions, it supports efforts aimed at improving the quality of English language teaching to children and youth from small towns and rural areas. As part of the program, the annual nationwide meetings for English teachers are held. The most active teachers – the “Ambassadors of the Program” – have a chance to implement their own projects. They also promote the program and teachers’ networking.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The “Nida” Development Foundation
    3 Rzemieślnicza St., 13-100 Nidzica
    tel. (48 89) 625-36-51, tel./fax (48 89) 625-36-62
    e-mail: et@nida.pl

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    16th English Teaching Market
    16th English Teaching Market
    The main objectives of English Teaching Market educational ...
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
     
    A system of support for local initiatives aimed at equalizing educational opportunities for comprehensive development of children and youth from small towns and rural areas. The program consists of cyclical grant competitions as well as training and regional forums allowing to exchange experiences between NGOs and other entities involved in projects educating and training the children and youth.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Polish Children and Youth Foundation
    6 Kredytowa St. Ap. 20, 00-062 Warsaw
    tel./fax (48 22) 826-10-16
    e-mail: rownacszanse@pcyf.org.pl

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    Regional Grant Competition launched
    Regional Grant Competition launched
    NGOs, including Voluntary Fire Brigades, municipal ...
    THE LEARNING SCHOOLS (LES)
     
    The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of Polish education through the use of the best foreign models. It promotes cooperation in teachers’ teams, self-evaluation, and improved teaching and assessment methods. Schools develop organizational solutions best suited to their environment, monitor the outcomes of their activities and share best practices. Under the program, post-graduate studies for school principals and interactive Internet courses for teachers are provided. Particular ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Center for Citizenship Education Foundation
    10 Noakowskiego St. Ap. 1, 00-666 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 875-85-40, fax (48 22) 875-85-40 int. 102
    e-mail: ceo@ceo.org.pl

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    17th round of School with Class 2.0
    17th round of School with Class 2.0
    We would like to invite you to take part in the new ...
    PAFF AND UW SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
     
    The objective of the program, implemented jointly with the University of Warsaw, is to prepare candidates to teacher profession. At present, this one-year postgraduate full-time studies that closely combines theory with practice are addressed to graduates of MA/MSc studies in Polish language and math. The innovative curriculum was developed in cooperation with Teachers College, Columbia University.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Foundation for Quality Education
    ul. Banacha 2C, 02-097 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 55 43 790, (22) 55 43 789
    e-mail: kontakt@szkolaedukacji.pl

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    School of Education has started its third year
    School of Education has started its third year
    The inauguration ceremony on August 20, 2018 was attended ...
    PROJECTOR - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    The idea behind this program is to tap into the intellectual potential and activities of university students in order to help create equal educational opportunities for children and youth from small localities. This is achieved by having groups of student-volunteers carry out educational projects at schools during their free time.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    ul. Marii Curie Skłodowskiej 3/2.32
    20-029 Lublin
    e-mail: biuro@projektor.org.pl
    tel: (81) 534 78 93
    800 444 131

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    “PROJECTOR” and PHA extend horizons
    “PROJECTOR” and PHA extend horizons
    The Polish Humanitarian Action volunteers will use ...
    BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    A joint undertaking by various organizations and firms, addressed to talented high-school graduates from rural areas and small towns, that enables them to receive scholarships for their first year of academic study. Scholarship holders who do very well in their academic pursuits have also a chance to obtain assistance for subsequent years of study: for the second year (the “Top Student” competition), corporate scholarships for the third and fourth year, scholarships through the “Study Abroad” initiative ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    27/29 Sterlinga St., 90-212 Lodz
    tel. (48 42) 632-59-91, 631-95-58, fax (48 42) 630-27-81
    e-mail: fep@fep.lodz.pl

    Polish-American Internship Initiative: www.paii.pl
    The Good Network Foundation (“My Scholarship” and “e-volunteering”)
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/17, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 825 70 22
    e-mail: biuro@dobrasiec.org
    www.dobrasiec.org

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    Polish-American Internship Initiative
    Polish-American Internship Initiative
    The enrollment to the program of summer internships ...
    THIRD AGE UNIVERSITIES (TAU)
     
    The objective of this program is to stimulate social energy of the senior citizens. It is carried out at two different levels: the “Seniors in Action” grant competition, under which senior citizens come up with an idea and carry out projects for the benefit of their local communities and intergenerational integration as well as support for the Third Age Universities through training opportunities and mini-grants for cyclical volunteering activities.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Association of the Creative Initiatives "ę"
    55 Mokotowska St., 00-542 Warszawa
    tel. (4822) 396-55-16
    e-mail: listy@seniorzywakcji.pl

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    Seniors for local communities
    Seniors for local communities
    The fifth round of TAU for Local Communities project ...
    SUPPORT FOR NGOS
     
    An information and support system for Polish NGOs and civic initiatives. It includes the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Portal www.ngo.pl, the free Infoline 801-646-719, a database of organizations and institutions and the “Third Sector” quarterly. The program also offers training, counseling and publications on NGO management (“FIMANGO”, “PROMENGO” and Kursodrom.pl platform). Furthermore, it supports non-governmental organizations with information and advocacy efforts designed to help them effectively ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    „MIS@NGO”: The Klon/Jawor Association
    5 Szpitalna St. Ap. 5, 00-031 Warsaw
    Info-line (48) 801-646-719, fax (48 22) 828-91-29
    e-mail: klon@klon.org.pl
    Non-governmental Organization's Portal: www.ngo.pl
    www.eu.ngo.pl

    "FIMANGO": The Civil Society Development Foundation
    6 Kłopotowskiego St., Apt. 59/60, 03-717 Warsaw
    tel.(48 22) 616-33-16, fax (48 22) 616-32-46,
    e-mail: fimango@frso.pl

    “NGO Training”: The Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation
    ul. Królowej Marysieńki 48
    02-954 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 550 28 10
    e-mail: faoo@faoo.pl
    www.kursodrom.pl

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    The 4th edition of “PROMENGO” is on
    The 4th edition of “PROMENGO” is on
    On February 2, 2017, a lecture given by Prof. Andrzej ...
    ACT LOCALLY
     
    The grant competitions organized by the network of Act Locally Centers (ALC) lend support to various initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups that activate communities of small towns and villages, foster developmental aspirations, contribute to building the social capital and in consequence improve the quality of life. Successive ALCs are selected through a competition. The Foundation also supports the “Benefactor of the Year” competition which promotes the social involvement ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philantrophy in Poland
    6 Marszałkowska St. Ap. 6, 00-590 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 622-01-22, fax (48 22) 622-02-11
    e-mail: arfp@filantropia.org.pl

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    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    On September 17-21, 2018, the Polish-American Freedom ...
    SECTOR 3.0
     
    The aim of the program is to broaden knowledge and skills of non-governmental organizations’ employees and activists in practical use of modern information and communication technologies. The program comprises several components: educational, which is implemented through the technologie.ngo.pl portal; promotional, under which the „Sector 3.0” conferences and meetings in the TechClub network are cyclically held; consultative, which lends support through training and consultations provided by ICT Mobile ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Puławska 14, 02-512 Warszawa
    Contact person: Dawid Szarański
    mobile: +48 530-69-11-99

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    PLN 100,000 for ICT projects
    PLN 100,000 for ICT projects
    The enrollment to the “Sector 3.0” Fund is on. The ...
    PAFF LEADERS
     
    The objective of this program is to support the development of skills and qualifications of individuals working for the benefit of their communities. This is achieved mainly through the use of the tutoring method. The program is addressed first of all to active participants in projects financed by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. The leaders take part in a series of customized training sessions. The offer for the program alumni, aimed at further improvement of their leadership skills, allows ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The School for Leaders Foundation
    12A Wiejska St., 00-490 Warsaw
    tel. (4822) 556-82-50, (4822) 556-82-54, fax (4822) 556-82-51
    e-mail: liderzy@szkola-liderow.pl

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    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    On September 18, 2017 the PAFW Leaders participating ...
    "PRO PUBLICO BONO" COMPETITION
     
    The “Pro Publico Bono” Competition for the Best Civil Initiative was launched in 1999 by Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Since 2000, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation has funded the prizes awarded in the Competition.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The „Pro Publico Bono” Competition Foundation (2000-2014)
    The Local Press Association

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    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    The ceremony of announcing the Local Press Association ...
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
     
    The main objective of the program carried out until April 2015 in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting public libraries in rural and rural-urban areas as well as towns with population of up to 20,000 inhabitants in their transformation into multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education, and at the same time stimulate active citizenship. Thanks to the support lent to almost 4,000 libraries, residents of villages and small towns ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20

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    “The Library for Creators” - 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    “The Library for Creators” - 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    The 8th Public Libraries’ Convention organized by the ...
    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
     
    The purpose of the program is to initiate and develop cooperation among beneficiaries of various PAFF programs that establish Local Partnerships involving other local organizations and institutions, as well as entrepreneurs, self-government bodies, and media into implementation of partnership projects responding to diagnosed local community needs. Their activities, using the method of animating local communities worked out in the program, contribute to consolidation of the social capital through ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/6, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 622-01-22, fax (22) 622-02-11

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    New PAFF Local Partnerships
    New PAFF Local Partnerships
    On July 18, the 6th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” ...
    LANE KIRKLAND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
     
    A scholarship program for young leaders from Eastern Europe as well as the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Through the two-semester post-graduate studies at Polish universities and practical internships, they have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and Poland’s road to European Union membership.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    Program Director: Urszula Sobiecka
    tel. (48) 504-103-904

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    Scholarship for Kirklanders from Ukraine
    Scholarship for Kirklanders from Ukraine
    The Leaders of Change Foundation, the Manager of Lane ...
    REGION IN TRANSITION (RITA)
     
    This program supports initiatives of Polish non-governmental organizations involved in sharing Poland’s experience in various aspects of transformation and the development of cooperation with partners in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The program includes grant competitions, training opportunities and experts’ support, as well as assistance in establishment and development of cooperation with foreign partners.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    9/11 Nowolipie St., 00-150 Warsaw
    fax (48 22) 635-40-06, e-mail: rita@fed.org.pl

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    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    Grants under the “RITA” Program can be awarded for ...
    STUDY TOURS TO POLAND (STP)
     
    The study tours to Poland, implemented since 2004, are to show the realities of Poland and the European Union to active citizens of East European countries, in particular student leaders from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Moldova and professionals from those and other countries of the region. During their visit to Poland, the foreign visitors meet representatives of public life, academic and business circles, they learn about NGOs’ activities as well as operation of central institutions and local ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    e-mail: stp@studytours.pl

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    Inauguration of the 6th round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy
    Inauguration of the 6th round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy
    The 6th round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy ...
    • Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński 2000-2017
     
     
    Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński 2000-2017

    March 28, 2018 marks the 90th  birthday of Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński. For this occasion, we have prepared a presentation of the most important events that took place, and were attended by him in Poland, over the period of his membership on the PAFF Board of Directors  (2000-2017).

    A great Pole and American, prominent strategist, with immense service to the freedom and security of Poland, effectively involved in the transformation of all Central and Eastern Europe. He was strongly involved in the Polish-American Freedom Foundation from its inception.

    He was born in Warsaw in 1928. In 1938, he went with his family to Montreal, where his father Tadeusz Brzeziński, a lawyer and diplomat, took the post of the consul general.

    Zbigniew studied political science and economics at McGill University in Montreal, and subsequently received a doctorate at Harvard University. He was the director of the Institute for International Change at Columbia University, New York. He was a professor at American universities, including Harvard University, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University from 1960 to 1989. Over the last three decades he was involved in the work of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington D.C.

    As an expert on communism, in the 60s he was active in John F. Kennedy’s and later Lyndon Johnson’s presidential campaigns. From 1977 to 1981 he was the National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter; he had a strong influence on US foreign policy, and attached particular attention to human rights in Eastern Europe, which was an important factor in strengthening the dissident centers in the countries of that region. He played a critical role in building American support for the Polish “Solidarity” movement and in preventing a Warsaw Pact armed forces invasion of Poland in 1980.

    Over all those years he was strongly involved in Polish affairs, cooperating with leaders of the Polish-American community, remaining in close contact with Pope John Paul II, supporting Radio Free Europe and working together with Jan Nowak-Jeziorański.

    After communism was overthrown, an effort to which he significantly contributed, he actively supported the transformation in Poland, as well as in other countries of the region. Thanks to his knowledge, experience and contacts he was able to win the support of the United States authorities for Polish reforms. He was the advocate of establishing the Stabilization Fund, reducing Polish foreign debt, as well as introducing American programs of expert support for the development of a market economy in Poland. He was among the initiators of establishing the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and became a member of its Board of Directors. Since 1990 the Fund supported almost 100,000 Polish entrepreneurs. In 1999, the Fund was presented with the Special Economic Award of the President of Poland for “for its significant contribution to the development of the Polish economy”. After the Enterprise Fund had completed its mission, Professor Brzeziński made efforts to ensure that the money generated by the Fund continued to benefit Polish society. As a result, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation was established and launched its operations in 2000.

    Zbigniew Brzeziński played an extraordinary role in safeguarding security for a free and democratic Poland. He actively worked for NATO enlargement and Poland’s membership in the Alliance; it is, to a great extent, thanks to his tireless efforts that Poland today belongs to the Euro-Atlantic community of countries sharing the same values.

    For his immense contribution to development of Polish-American relations he was presented with the Order of White Eagle by President Lech Wałęsa in 1995. Before that, in 1981, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States.

    Professor Brzeziński’s contributions to the Polish-American Freedom Foundation cannot be overstated. He was deeply involved in establishing and overseeing the Foundation, and as a member of the Board of Directors he always helped us with his remarkable knowledge and experience. We could always count on his wisdom, advice and friendship.

    „An American whose heart stayed in Poland" – as he wrote about himself in the introduction to his book „Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser, 1977–1981". He will always be remembered as such by us.

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    10 YEARS OF THE POLISH-AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION
    “That is the Foundation that emphasizes the presence of America in Poland and the interest of America in Poland,” said Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński in his interview given to Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska. The interview was on the 10th anniversary of launching the program activities by the PAFF.
    Author: Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska
    Date: April 2010
    PAFF 10th ANNIVERSARY GALA
    “By sharing our knowledge and experience, we build a strong network of relations and trust, which in broader perspective shall result in changes all over the region,” said Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński in his address at the PAFF 10th Anniversary Gala.
    Author: PAFF Archives
    Date: May 2010
    WINNER OF JAN NOWAK-JEZIORAŃSKI AWARD
    “I accept the award of my friend (…) whom I deeply respected, admired and who I directly cooperated with,” said Zbigniew Brzeziński receiving the Jan Nowak-Jeziorański Award. The Chapter awarded Professor Brzeziński for “his contribution to establishing independent and democratic Poland and integrating her in Euro-Atlantic structures”.
    Author: Barbara Czajkowska
    Date: June 2014
    Announcements
    Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński 2000-2017
    DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACADEMY
    “It is our desire to award the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Pole and a U.S. citizen. In his research work and political passions the issue of Poland’s independence and sovereignty , and the secure global democratic order occupy a special, central place,” said General Bolesław Balcerowicz, the National Defense Academy Rector.
    Date: May 2002
    Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński 2000-2017
    GAZETA WYBORCZA MAN OF THE YEAR
    “Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński has established a unique one-person institution in Washington involved in supporting Polish interests,” said Stefan Meller, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland in his laudation for Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński on the occasion of awarding him the Gazeta Wyborcza Man of the Year title.
    Date: May 2006
    Zbigniew Brzeziński
    EMIGRATION MUSEUM DONOR
    “I am convinced that the museum will become a very important institution contributing to the good future of the country,” said Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński, who donated an extraordinary present – his private correspondence with Pope John Paul II – to the Museum, as an expression of his appreciation of the idea of connecting Poles from all over the world. The idea is the backbone of the Emigration Museum in Gdynia.
    Date: May 2015
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