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Obama Foundation Fellowship Program Seeking Civic Innovators from Around the World

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The Obama Foundation Fellowship program is seeking to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. The inaugural class of 20 Fellows will be integral to shaping the program and the community of Fellows for future years. Applications close 06 October at 6:00 p.m. CT.

The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more – who are altering the civic engagement landscape. By engaging their fellow citizens to work together in new and meaningful ways, Obama Foundation Fellows will model how any individual can become an active citizen in their community.

The two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow will pursue a personalized plan to leverage Fellowship resources to take their work to the next level.

Fellows must be proficient in English; however, they do not need to be U.S. citizens. The Obama Foundation is a non-partisan, non-political entity. The Fellowship is not affiliated with any political party or entity, and is guided by the personal values of President and Mrs. Obama, including a belief in the importance of reaching across ideological differences to find common ground and pursue innovative approaches to public problems.

To learn more, and to apply, click here

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office