Majidah focused her action plan during the 2013 Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) on creating more opportunities for girls to play soccer at all levels in Uganda and has since made headway in doing so and gained support for her project.
A team of Armenian alumni organized a flash mob in order to show support for youth with disabilities by showcasing their participation with professional dancers in a public performance. To the tune of “Waltz of the Flowers” by Peter Tchaikovsky, 80 dancers of all abilities waltzed on the steps of Cafesjian Center for the Arts in Yerevan on October 15, 2016.
U.S. Alumni: was your exchange program an unforgettable, life-changing experience? Would you be willing to encourage more Americans to have the same kind of transformational experience you had?
In March 2010 Jestina Mukoko was one of ten human rights defenders honored in the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, she returned as an alumni in 2016.
Young Southeast Asian Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) alumna Quy Nguyễn from Vietnam discusses her experience as part of the 2015 YSEALI program that focused on global environmental issues.
Learn more about how to participate in the 2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition for your chance to win $25,000 to support your innovate solution to challenges in your community.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.