Are You a Community Leader? Apply Now for Community Solutions Program!

Community Solutions Program

Are you working to improve your local community by addressing global challenges – from gender discrimination, to climate change, to corruption, to youth employability? If so, apply now to the Community Solutions Program, a fully funded four-month fellowship, giving an opportunity to improve your leadership and management skills through online coursework, face-to-face training, and hands-on experience.

The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX, provides the best and brightest community leaders from around the world with an intensive, four-month U.S.-based, professional development program that includes a 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.

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Applications must be submitted online at by Friday, November 18, 2016, at 12 p.m. EST.

Community Solutions Program