Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC)
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IESC is excited to announce the launch of a new youth-focused USAID program in North Macedonia. The five-year, $7 million Youth Actively Create Opportunities (YACO) Activity will increase youth’s positive contributions to society and collective leadership through the implementation of three main areas of intervention. YACO Component I creates partnerships in support of economic opportunities attractive to youth; Component 2 strengthens youth…read more
We are thrilled to announce that our name is now Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC).
We selected this name—which embraces our history while reflecting who we are and what we do in the present day—following a thoughtful process that included multiple internal and external stakeholder surveys. The IESC Board recently unanimously approved the new name.
In addition to retaining the IESC acronym with the new name, we are…read more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded IESC new funding in the Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—to address the root causes of migration through a holistic approach to horticulture and trade. The five-year, $30.8 million Horticulture Uplifting and Energizing Resiliency through Trade (La Huerta) Project will facilitate local, regional, and international trade and build resilience to address climate change to…read more
Volunteers have been a critical part of IESC’s mission since 1964. The Frank Pace Award, named for one of IESC’s founders, is given each year to a volunteer expert who performed the most outstanding project in the previous…read more
Established in 2013, the Tarek Nabhan International Achievement Award recognizes in-country staff members who regularly go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to achieve excellence. The award is named after Tarek Nabhan…read more
Washington, DC—March 16, 2022—International Executive Service Corps (IESC) announces the election of Mr. Gilbert Gitiche as Board Director.
Mr. Gitiche was elected to join IESC’s Board as a Director effective January 2022. Mr. Gitiche is the Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive at USAA. He is also a member of USAA’s Executive Council and has over 22 years of Audit, Internal Control, and Risk Management experience. In his…read more