Project Pengyou ("Pengyou" means friend in Mandarin Chinese) is a flagship initiative of the Golden Bridges Foundation that fosters U.S.-China youth leadership. Conceived in 2011 as a public-private partnership...
Project Pengyou ("Pengyou" means friend in Mandarin Chinese) is a flagship initiative of the Golden Bridges Foundation that fosters U.S.-China youth leadership. Conceived in 2011 as a public-private partnership with the State Department to build a global community of Americans with firsthand China experience, Project Pengyou has since trained over 200 youth leaders and launched over 60 Project Pengyou campus chapters across the United States to empower young Americans and Chinese to serve as active U.S.-China bridge-builders. Backed by funding from the Ford Foundation, Project Pengyou chapters organize events and national U.S.-China youth campaigns, with a growing footprint in coastal and interior states, including New York, California, Kentucky, and Iowa. In addition, Project Pengyou maintains a dynamic online resource hub with over 7,000 members, and hundreds of China related jobs, events and exchange programs
Project Pengyou is a new social media platform fostering an online community of Americans who have lived and studied in China.
Conceived as the alumni network of the US State Department’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, Project Pengyou is the first social networking site committed to strengthening US-China relations.
In 2011, Project Pengyou was personally endorsed by Secretary Hillary Clinton and US Ambassador to China Gary Locke, and was initiated by a seed grant from the Ford Foundation.