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DOS - 76049 - Advisory Committee on the 100,000 Strong Initiative - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on the 100,000 Strong InitiativeAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2013Committee Number76049
Original Establishment Date5/9/2011Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/9/2013Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date5/9/2011Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Della
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityPublic Law 92-463, Section 14(a)(1)Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Hareland
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 647 6789
Effective Date Of Authority*5/6/2011Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 647-
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee provides information and advice on: (1) standards and objectives for non-governmental study abroad programs that seek to be affiliated with the Initiative; (2) marketing and promotional strategies; and (3) the role of the Senior Advisor for the Initiative in promoting private sector study abroad programs in China. The Committee meets at least twice a year and at such other times and places as the Executive Secretary specifies. Subcommittees and working groups will meet as appropriate for their assigned responsibilities. The Senior Advisor may establish appropriate subcommittees or working groups to carry out assigned responsibilities, and shall provide such guidance and direction as is necessary and appropriate to ensure the effective functioning of such subcommittee or working group so established. Subcommittees report to the parent committee and do not provide advice or work products directly to the Department. The Committee will consult with other interested parties, agencies and interagency committees and groups of the United States government, foreign governments, and with national and international private sector organizations and individuals as the Department of State and the Committee decide are necessary or desirable. The Committee's advising and consulting efforts work toward the purpose of not only raising awareness of the importance of preparing the next generation of American experts on China but offering insights that enrich the State Department's perspective and making recommendations that increase the effectiveness of the Initiative's implementation in the private sector.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee will be composed of individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. It is anticipated that the membership of the Committee will consist of representatives who are leaders of U.S. public and private sector organizations and institutions having an interest in the international education of the U.S. workforce as well as the long-term stability of U.S.-China relations. The membership will include leaders from the corporate sector, academia, non-governmental organizations, and former or current government officials.The membership will be representative of private industry, the academic community, labor, the private bar, other professionals involved in the subject matter of the Committee, and the Committee's Executive Secretary (the Senior Advisor). The members of the Committee will serve in a representative capacity, and the membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented. The Senior Advisor shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee met one time during FY-12.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is necessary to bringing to the United States government an additional source of expertise, knowledge, and insight from a group of experience and diverse individuals in order to deepen and broaden the knowledge base available to the State Department and elsewhere in the government on issues relevant to increasing the number and diversifying the composition of Americans studying abroad in China.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meeting was by invitation only to committee members.
Recommendation RemarksThe Advisory Committee charter for the 100,000 Strong Initiative charter states that no formal reports will be issued unless Committee members elect to do so: "[the functions of the Committee shall be solely advisory, and any determination or action to be taken that is the subject of any recommendations made by the Committee or any of its members will in all cases be made by appropriate officers of the United States government." Any reports the Committee elects to make, through the Senior Advisor, to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs may be oral or written.

The Committee was moved out of the State Department in July 2012 and reconstituted as a 501 C3 in the fall. It will be officially launched as a foundation in January 2013.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentDevelopments in the Initiative's work include: • Launch of “Project Pengyou”: In support of the Initiative and with seed funding from the Ford Foundation, Golden Bridges Foundation has launched a new online platform to connect Americans that lived and studied in China. The independent website, called Project Pengyou, will serve as a catalyst for the Initiative. • Launch of “Zinch Study in China”: Zinch, a private U.S. information management company with operations in China, has launched an independent website for American students looking to study in China. The free website includes a database of major programs for learning Chinese in China, reviews from recent students, and expert advice, as well as online information about volunteer opportunities and internships.• Travel Grants through the U.S.-China Education Trust: USCET has announced that it received an additional $100,000 grant in support of the Initiative from Van Eck Global. This is the second grant that USCET has received from Van Eck Global to support student travel to China.• Expansion of Teach for China: Teach for China has independently received $450,000 in new funding from Swire Trust to support the organization’s work in low-income Chinese schools in support of the Initiative.• Funders that have agreed to support programs enabling Americans to study abroad in China include: Amway, Caterpillar, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Motorola Solutions, the Ford Foundation, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Laureate International Universities, Wanxiang America, Inc., Van Eck Global, etc.100,000 Strong Accomplishments since November 2011:• During the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Beijing in May, Secretary Clinton announced that the Ford Foundation will provide $1 million in seed funding for the creation of a non-profit called the 100,000 Strong Foundation. • Also in May, Secretary Clinton also announced the creation of a scholarship fund to provide Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students the opportunity to study abroad in China. This will be administered by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and will be open to students from both public and private HBCUs to study in China.• 100,000 Strong reached the $15 million mark in pledged contributions.• We’ve announced several partnerships with 100,000 Strong and key American cities to send underserved high school students abroad, including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.Creation of the 100,000 Strong Foundation:• The 100,000 Strong Foundation will be independent from the Ford Foundation and the Department of State but will work closely with the Department of State to support the goals of the 100,000 Strong Initiative. The new foundation will have a traditional board and an advisory committee similar to the Federal advisory committee here at the State Department.• Once the foundation has been established, there will be a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed that outlines the relationship between the Department of State and the foundation.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentIncreasing the number and diversifying the composition of Americans studying abroad in China. Enhancing people-to-people exchanges between the United States and China. International student exchanges have lasting effects in building mutual understanding and preparing the next generation of global leaders.Number Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*2Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations Comment1) The importance of outreach to community colleges and recommendations of educators and administrators that could serve as excellent potential resources.2) There should be a place at the table for China-focused foundations, like Luce, Freeman, NCUSCR, and the Asia Society. In order to target less typical student populations, such as student athletes, creative partnerships, such as with the NCAA, should be considered. Also, looking into potential partnerships with airlines could lead to opportunities for group-buying power and off-season scheduling to create economies of scale.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations were noted in the meeting minutes. The Senior Advisor and those in the committee continue to discuss implementation of the recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*100.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentRecommendations were noted in the meeting minutes. The Senior Advisor and those in the committee continue to discuss implementation of the recommendations. Outreach to community colleges has been undertaken, and the Initiative continues to develop various opportunities for actors in the private sector as well as educational and other institutions to form partnerships that support the goal of increasing the number and diversifying the composition of American students studying abroad in China.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentCommittee information and documentation can be accessed via the website (, as well as by emailing In FY-13, the foundation contact information is, e-mail:
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*The objective of the Committee is to bring to the United States government an additional source of expertise, knowledge and insight to deepen and broaden the knowledge base available to the State Department and elsewhere in the government on these issues.
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-006928Advisory Committee on the 100,000 Strong Initiative2012
 COM-007981Advisory Committee on the 100,000 Strong Initiative2011