The Community Solutions Program (CSP) kicked-off with an orientation meeting in Washington, DC, United States. Inspired by President Barack Obama’s experience as a community activist in Chicago, the program aims for global community leaders to improve their capacity for local community intervention and problem-solving and be ambassadors for increased mutual understanding. The first edition of the program brought together 66 community leaders from 21 countries who were matched up with organizations from over 20 U.S. different states. CSP is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by IREX.
CSP fellows acquire a global peer network and build relationships with U.S. practitioners, learn tools and models for effective organizational leadership, learn strategies and best practices to address economic, environmental, political, or social challenges, and strengthen their ability to solve community problems.
Taking part in this program is both rewarding and stimulating my future plans. I’ll be working with Common Cause Georgia!