In 2010, Friends Forever USA opened its sister organization in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a focus on re-engaging graduates from our Northern Ireland program and coordinating our existing partnerships in the region. Good News speaks to Stephen Martineau,
The mission of our European branch is as follows: http://www.friendsforeverusa.org/friends-forever-europe
To re-engage the over 1,200 graduates of our Northern Ireland program with our current programs and volunteer opportunities across the region. Our Alumni Reconciliation program is geared toward reconnecting alumni, providing mentoring to younger Friends Forever participants and leveraging their personal and professional skills to lead service projects both large and small that unite Protestants and Catholics.
To continue our innovative programs in the communities we currently work, as well as targeting new ones that can benefit from our work.
To raise our international profile and create opportunities for U.S. individuals, foundations and businesses with an interest in a stable Northern Ireland to support our mission.
FRIENDS FOREVER EUROPE
William Hamilton, Chair