U.S. Africa Institute

Mandela Washington Fellowship Enrichment Institute

Mandela Washington Fellowship Enrichment Institute

The U.S. Africa Institute has been selected to serve as one of the co-hosts for the Mandela Washington Fellowship’s Alumni Enrichment Institute. This summer we will be co-hosting twenty five young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with California State University Dominguez Hills, and Charles Drew University. A grant from the U.S. Department of State has made this exciting program a reality. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI was created in 2010 and supports young Africans as they spur economic growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Since 2014, the U.S. Department of State has supported nearly 5,100 Mandela Washington Fellows from across Sub-Saharan Africa to develop their leadership skills and foster connections and collaboration with U.S. professionals.