We are the largest network of students and professionals with Colombian background in North America
Promotes multiple aspects of Colombian culture and can be any expression of it. These activities include, but are not limited to, music showcases, art exhibits, and food presentations.
Involves organizing educational events that will enrich our members and provide them with important networking connections to businesses, political leaders, and activists. These events include, but are not limited to, panel discussions, debates, and educational movie screenings.
This concepts seeks to enrich our community with humanitarian values and influence public opinion in the United States, Colombia, and elsewhere.
PorColombia is the largest network of college students and professionals with Colombian background in North America, promoting networking and leadership initiatives aimed to develop professional and entrepreneurial
Through cultural, professional, and philanthropic initiatives, we aim to educate and raise awareness of present and future opportunities to build from abroad a stronger, safer, and dynamic Colombia.
Our vision is to create the largest global network of college students and professionals with Colombian background.
Meet The Team
To me it is a delight to be part of PorColombia, because I not only get to feel connected to my beautiful culture from abroad, but I get to help build a community that aims to lead Colombians in the U.S into personal and professional growth, showing the resilience, persistence and immense potential that we have. Finding PorColombia in my Sophomore year of college made me feel that warmth, passion and sabor that our community back home has and I hope to offer the same to those who join us.
I've found that PorColombia is a fantastic opportunity to reconsolidate my Colombian nationality and heritage, and in the process grow my leadership skills, team-working and outreach capabilities. I am 100% rolla (Colombian) by lineage, although quite conversely I was born & raised completely outside of Colombia. I think Colombians abroad have a unique and beautiful capacity to share not just their own culture with others, but the many beautiful values of it and the ability to persevere and overcome enormously large social issues and disparity. I hope that my compatriots outside just as much within Colombia, can find from within their Colombian heritage & upbringing the ways to overcome adversity and connect more with others esp. towards an end of professional development, as I have, through PorColombia, and throughout the rest of the world.
Juan Camilo Sanchez
I strongly believe we can grow better as a society if we grow together !! For me, PorColombia is that connection link among Colombian college students and professionals in the U.S. that aims to collectively improve the capacities and abilities of our network and inspire us to be the best version we can be for ourselves, but most importantly for Colombia´s future. Let's keep showing what Colombians are made of !!
To me PorColombia is more than an organization, is an inspiration to give my very best and let the world know the true meaning of being born in Colombia, the values, rich culture and legacy that we carry around as a proud generation of Colombians changing the perception and improving the education for the generations to follow.
PorColombia became my home away from home during my college years, greatly impacting the professional I am today. Ever since then, it became my goal to give back to an organization that gave me so much. It is with great enthusiasm that I now join the organization as a professional to continue expanding to other universities, strengthening our professional chapters, and most importantly, highly representing Colombia abroad. ¡Que Viva Colombia!
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