ACD, Universidad Veritas partnership funded by 100K Strong in the Americas grant

March 3, 2022

DSO Communications

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The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund has selected The Alamo Colleges District and Costa Rica’s Universidad Veritas as one of 12 grant-winning teams to receive a $25,000 grant that will allow students to exchange cultural information and analyze urban water and local natural resource issues.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Embassies and Partners of the Americas. The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant competition is sponsored by AgroAmerica and the U.S. Department of State.

Students in the course will access local environmental problems in the other country before traveling abroad to work in teams. During the 100K exchange program, students will participate in service learning and field-based activities in natural resource management.

“We are thrilled to partner with Universidad Veritas to expand our international experiential exchange program between the United States and Central America,” said Alejandra Bueno, Executive Director for International Programs for the Alamo Colleges District. “We look forward to giving our students this opportunity to work in teams to solve real-world problems and gain technical skills for workforce development.”

As of March 2022, after 31 grant competitions since 2014, the Innovation Fund has awarded 278 grants to 534 higher education institutions working in teams in 25 countries and 49 U.S. States. Currently, over 2,300 higher education institutions have joined the Innovation Network – including 1,300 universities and colleges in the United States.

For a full listing of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant-winning teams, visit