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Community Solutions Program
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March 1, 2022

The Community Solutions Program is now open to young Zambian leaders between the ages of 25-38.  The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a professional development program for the best and brightest community leaders from around the world.   It includes an intensive, four-month U.S.-based, professional development program with substantive hands-on learning experience in the United States. Community Solutions leaders work in one of four technical areas: Environmental Issues, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution, Transparency and Accountability, and Women and Gender Issues. Through tailored fellowships and the Community Leadership Institute (CLI), leaders gain valuable experience in U.S.-based community work, increase skills and knowledge, strengthen their capacity for leadership and development in their home countries, bring years of experience to community development in the United States, and create action plans for community-based initiatives back home.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS OF THE FELLOWSHIP

  • J-1 visa support
  • Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to the United States
  • Accident and sickness insurance
  • Living allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentals

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 25-38
  • Applicants must have at least two years of experience working on community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteer
  • Applicants must be living and working in their home country (individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration)
  • Applicants must have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English

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