Jim Boren, Partners of the America’s Founder

He Connected, He Served, He Changed Lives
We are sad to report that one of Partners’ founders,
Jim Boren, passed away on  Saturday, April 24th.

You can see a video of Jim explaining  the beginnings of Partners of the Americas  here.

Click here to read an obituary in the Tulsa World newspaper online.


Looking Back on the History of POA and KPP

To view a 13-minute interview with Jim Boren, one of the founders of Partners of the Americas, please follow this link:


A brief biography of Jim Boren:
In 1957, Jim Boren was the state campaign manager in Texas for Ralph Yarborough’s successful race for the U. S. Senate. He served as the Senator’s Chief of Staff until 1961, when he was named the Deputy Director of the United States Economic Mission to Peru. While in the Foreign Service, Jim helped found and directed the Partners of the Americas, a private sector program aimed at grass roots development in education, health, and community initiatives. The program continues today and is the hemisphere’s largest volunteer program.


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