FY 2017 Community Solutions Program

The Community Solutions Program seeks to enhance the skills of approximately 100 civic and community leaders to more effectively address current economic, environmental, political, and social challenges in their communities.

Through a four- to six-month fellowship, complemented by leadership coaching

and development, Community Solutions will provide opportunities for eligible individuals to experience U. S. best practices and learn effective models of public and community engagement, while developing concrete strategies to better address complex issues in their home communities.As a global tool to address community-based challenges, the Community Solutions Program seeks to:- facilitate and strengthen participants' ability to address complex economic, environmental, political, and social challenges through a U.S.-based fellowship;- provide new skills and resources to enable participants to assume greater leadership roles in their institutions and communities;- provide concrete tools to facilitate leadership development, community engagement, public discourse, collaboration, effective communication, and project implementation and management;- cultivate professional ties with U. S. citizens and American economic, environmental, political, and social institutions through collaborative efforts and follow-on projects;- expand and strengthen the relationship between the people of the United States and other countries to work in partnership to identify solutions to common issues facing both local and global communities; and- create a global network of diverse, multi-disciplinary professionals and civic leaders committed to problem solving and community engagement.
Agency: Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs


Estimated Funding: $2,300,000

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