Co-operation Ireland, USA is the U.S. based affiliate organization of Co-operation Ireland (Belfast-Dublin). As a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization located in New York, CI-USA's primary purpose is to secure funding and to strategically raise awareness of Co-operation Ireland's innovative, grass-roots peace and reconciliation programs and cross-border and cross-community initiatives. The New York office seeks to strengthen the relationship between the people of Northern Ireland and Ireland and concerned Americans.
Our aim is to transform relationships between communities which continue to experience tension and conflict. More information can be found on the Co-operation Ireland USA website.
Co-operation Ireland USA's Board of Directors consists of influential corporate and governmental leaders who support the vision of a lasting reconciliation. Their commitment provides a platform from which we conduct strategic fundraising, public awareness and advocacy efforts across corporate, foundation and U.S. governmental categories alike. Our U.S. Board have included such prominent Americans as Senator George J. Mitchell, and Richard Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education. The current Board is chaired by Jim Clerkin.
Various collaborative efforts yield critical funding for our pioneering program. One of Co-operation Ireland's past youth programs, Civic-Link, was supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Irish, UK, and EU agencies. This cutting-edge program emphasised simplicity in managing a historically complex problem.
Our portfolio of peace and reconciliation programs is completely reliant on the good will and philanthropy of corporations, foundations and individuals. If you or your organization would like to learn more about the events or support one of our projects on the Island of Ireland, please contact us initially at firstname.lastname@example.org.