Dear Young Leaders: An Essay

After applying for the Fellowship three times, Fellowship Alumna Josephine Kamara was delighted to join the 2021 Fellowship cohort on her fourth try...

Summit Prepares Young Leaders for Next Chapter

The Fellowship cultivates the next generation of leaders in fields such as civil rights, youth empowerment, climate change, gender equality, poverty eradication, and public health,...

Building Resilient Leaders in a Pandemic

For years, Drexel University has welcomed recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the U.S. Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative...

Elevating Youth Voices in Honor of #YouthDay

Young people around the world are leading movements to protect our planet, promote democracy, support historically marginalized communities, address COVID-19, and more...

UC Davis Fellows Look to the Future

Since 2016, the University of California, Davis, has welcomed nearly 130 African leaders through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Through numerous leadership...