The Open Hands Initiative is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving people-to-people understanding and friendship throughout the world by fostering exchanges that focus on our basic shared values and common humanity. We believe that all people and cultures around the world have much to share with and teach each other, and that only through mutual understanding and open communication can trust and goodwill be established. The Initiative was established in 2009 by Jay and Tracy Snyder.
|NEWS & PRESS BLOG & PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS|
|Graphic Novel Now Available
The six-part "Silver Scorpion" graphic novel is now available on Amazon.
|"Burma Telling Its Own Story"
Young journalists--10 from the U.S. and 10 from Myanmar--went on a reporting journey together from June 12-28. Read about the exchange here.
|MTV Voices Web Series
The "Silver Scorpion" hits the silver screen in this animated series.
|JFK Jr. Forum on the Revolution in Egypt
"From Tahrir Square to Today" debuts on the Egyptian revolution's anniversary at Harvard.
|Job Path Annual Benefit
Job Path honors our Chairman, Jay Snyder at this year's benefit event.
|Teaching about Tolerance
A workshop for teachers in Beirut highlights diversity and inclusion using the "Silver Scorpion" comic.