Investing in Leaders for Stronger Communities.
Are you working towards to strengthen and improve your community? Are you a leader who encourages others to take action and participate in day-to-day activities, to raise tolerance and understanding of each other, and encourage to live in a better environment?
Apply to this Fellowship and widen your perspective, gain knowledge and interact with other strong personalities to learn more about effective ways how to improve your community.
The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.
For 2018–2019, up to 100 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, which includes:
1. Four-month Fellowship in the United States: Community Solutions fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the US where they complete a four-month, hands-on professional experience.
2. Community Leadership Institute: Community Solutions fellows participate in the Community Leadership Institute, a leadership training program designed to strengthen their leadership and management skills. The Institute includes face-to-face trainings, online courses, professional coaching, and networking.
3. Community-based initiatives: While in the US and with the help of their US host organization, Community Solutions fellows design and plan a community development initiative or project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the US, they put these projects into action in their home communities.
* J-1 visa support;
* Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the US;
* Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the US; and
* Accident and sickness insurance.
* Citizen of one of the eligible country, living and working in your home country, age between 25 to 38;
* At least two years of experience working on community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteer;
* High level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application
* Available to travel to the US for 4 months from August to December 2018;
* Eligible to receive a US J-1 visa.
Eligible countries by region:
* East Asia and the Pacific;
* Middle East and North Africa;
* South and Central Asia;
* Western Hemisphere.
Deadline: 31 October 2017
For more information please visit: www2.fundsforngos.org/latest-funds-for-ngos/csp-professional-development-program-working-improve-communities/
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