America House Kyiv

America House Kyiv

Through the US Embassy in Ukraine, IREX administers America House, a welcoming, dynamic space that fosters discussion and debate, provides opportunities for professional and personal skill-building, and sparks creativity and collaboration around shared Ukrainian and US values.

America House offers not only a physical space but also a virtual hub that facilitates access to balanced resources and information. Peer-to-peer cultural exchanges, discussions, and learning opportunities provide a seat in “America’s living room.”

America House Kyiv

Through the US Embassy in Ukraine, IREX administers America House, a welcoming, dynamic space that fosters discussion and debate, provides opportunities for professional and personal skill-building, and sparks creativity and collaboration around shared Ukrainian and US values.

America House offers not only a physical space but also a virtual hub that facilitates access to balanced resources and information. Peer-to-peer cultural exchanges, discussions, and learning opportunities provide a seat in “America’s living room.”

Quick Facts

  • America House is free, comfortable, tech-forward public space that hosts a wide variety of activities, including discussions on pressing policy issues, a speaker series, workshops, movie nights, discussion clubs, art exhibits, and concerts.
  • 85% of visitors believe that America House's events and resources support Ukrainian-American relations and mutual understanding between our countries.
  • 79% believe that the events and resources contribute to civil society in Ukraine.
  • Every tenth visitor establishes business partnerships, and every fifteenth visitor starts a project or initiative thanks to the opportunities that America House provides.
  • On average, America House hosts 16 events per week. The average event is attended by more than 60 people. 
  • During America House’s first year, nearly 900 events were organized and more than 35,000 people visited America House.

 

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America House Kyiv

Project Activities

  • Welcome all Ukrainians to a modern, fun, and educational venue equipped with cutting-edge, user-friendly technology and customized support.
  • Offer an engaging monthly schedule of events that address arts and culture, Ukraine’s reforms and policies, and global affairs. Events aim to deepen understanding between Ukrainians and Americans, with an emphasis on reaching disadvantaged and underrepresented groups, such as youth, internally displaced persons, and minorities.
  • Provide a robust virtual presence so Ukrainians can engage with programs and their participants by live streaming America House events, taking part in Google Hangouts, and connecting with one another via social media.
  • Engage visitors of all experience levels, from novices to gurus, with a commitment to the principles of peer-to-peer exchange, content creation, and equality of access.
  • Encourage citizens to learn about America through diverse activities, such as in-person meetings with American guest speakers, virtual conversations and visits to different parts of the US, and exhibits at America House’s gallery.

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America House Kyiv

Goals

America House supports US public diplomacy in Ukraine in several ways:

  • Creating a place for innovative, direct engagement with Ukrainian audiences
  • Promoting open dialogue
  • Counteracting negative preconceptions
  • Building cultural bridges to deepen mutual understanding
At America House… I connected with people in [the information technology field], presented my skills and ideas, and got recommendations for a job. As a result, I found a new job in the field. Oleg Bogdan, a young IT professional

People

Partners

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Contact

America House Kyiv
Mykoly Pymonenk Street, 6, Kyiv, Ukraine
+380 95 279 0668

E-mail: info@americahousekyiv.org