US delegates who acted as hosts or mentors during the US immersion segment were selected to participated in Virtual Outbound Programs to Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, or Tunisia. While participating in the Virtual Outbound Programs, US Delegates co-led training seminars with a ProFellow, gained first-hand knowledge of the participating country and its culture and provided one-on-one mentoring support to their Professional Fellow. Fellows assisted in the planning and development of the virtual program including working with US Delegates to develop professional development workshops and creating cultural presentations for the participating US Delegates.


12 US-Based Mentors joined the Virtual Outbound Program


US-Based Mentors joined ProFellows from 5 different countries including Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco & Tunisia


Participants engaged in 40 hours of knowledge exchange including mentoring, professional webinars and cultural exchange

Professional Development Webinars


Innovative Public-Private Partnerships

with Cornelius Queen

Vice President, Egyptian American Enterprise Fund


The Whole Grant Cycle from Conception to Completion

with Pamela Weinberg

Grants Management Specialist, Department of Energy & Environment



with Win Sheffield

Senior Engagement Manager, Customer First Renewables


Strategic Roadmaps and Project Implimentation

with Arielle Berghammer-Ziegler

Senior Specialist for Scaling Impact through Innovation & Investment, Chemonics International 


Storytelling for Grant Writing

with Liliana Cortez

Programs Director, Latinitas


Measuring the Impact of your Startup

with Alicia Sornson

Manager, Programs and Partnerships, Village Capital


How to Write a Resume

with Claire Dorn

Senior Employment Services Advisor, Upwardly Global


Drive Traffic to Your Site with Better Search Engine Optimization

with Sandy Kofler

Director of Digital Marketing,  Packed with Purpose


Things you can Do today to Help an Artisan Business Succeed

with Lauren Barkume

Training Director, Aid to Artisans


Setting and Marketing Your Vision

with Riley Blanks

Founder and Creator, Woke Beauty


Brave Spaces

with Katrina Owens

Executive Director, DC Scores


Internalized Racial Oppression (IRO) in the Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern Community: An International Conversation

with Banafsheh Madaninejad

Founder, Excutive Director, I-AMM (Interconnecting--Arabs, Muslims and Middle Easterners)

Project Presentations

While participating in the Professional Fellows Program, each fellow developed a follow-on project. Follow-on projects fell under a wide array of impact areas including economic empowerment, cultural preservation, gender impact, refugee support and education. During the Virtual Outbound Programs, Fellows pitched their project plans to the participating US delegates, their fellow colleagues and PFP Alumni.


Explore the Egyptian Follow-on Projects!

The 3 Egyptian Fellows focused on Education, Economic Empowerment and Data Management. Click below to learn more!


Explore the Algerian Follow-on Projects!

The 3 fellows from Algeria focused on unique sectors including Women's Empowerment, Artisan Empowerment and Sustainability. Click below to learn more!


Explore the Tunisian Follow-On Projects!

The 9 fellows from Tunisia focused on a variety of sectors including Women's Empowerment, Education, Environment, Tourism and More! Click Below to Learn More!


Explore the Moroccan Follow-On Projects!

The 7 Fellows from Morocco focused on a variety of sectors including Entrepreneurship, Women's Empowerment, Artisan Empowerment and More! Click below to learn more


Explore the Lebanese Follow-On Projects!

The 5 Lebanese Fellows focused on a variety of sectors including Refugee's Rights, Entrepreneurship and Employability. Click below to learn more!