Legacy International is proud to announce the start of the Spring Professional Fellows Program to take place from the 29th of April to 3rd of June in Washington D.C.

13100824_10153686770643037_8548395000853137107_nThe U.S. State Department and Legacy International welcome nine professional fellows from Morocco and eight professionals from Tun isia who will spend approximately one month in Washington D.C. area learning the techniques of American civil society. North African fellows will each be placed in a Washington DC-based NGOs to learn about the best-practices in local government, businesses and non-profit organizations. Together with Legacy staff they will also develop individual follow-on project proposal designed to translate their observations and experiences into solutions to problems in their home countries.

Program partners include the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and the 17 fellowship hosts organization in D.C., including Fair Chance, Ashoka, Youth Service America, Latin American Youth Center, Congressional Hunger Center, and Washington Parks and People, among others.

13173664_10153686770848037_5472616950448009146_nThe Professional Fellows Program (PFP-NA) is a two-way citizen exchange program that builds capacity and offers professional development for leaders of civil society in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. As J. E. Rash, Founder and President Legacy International, said, “We at Legacy International have embarked on this Professional Fellows Program for NGO development in North Africa as a way of increasing understanding and friendship between the people of our respective nations.”

 

PFP-NA is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by Legacy International. For more information on the Professional Fellows program, please visit http://www.legacyintl.org/pfp/

Legacy International is a Virginia-based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening civil society by helping local citizens create increasingly cooperative and productive lives, in key regions of the world. Since 1979, we have been working to strengthening civil society so citizens can address their most pressing issues. Training in for-profit and non-profit sectors with an emphasis on social responsibility is a foundation for all programming.