April 3, 2015
Rutgers is proud to announce that it has been selected as a “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” partner for the second year in a row. On June 19, 2015, Rutgers will welcome 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging civic leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities. Fellows are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities.