The City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and the Office of Film and Entertainment will host a reception welcoming 50 Mandela Washington Fellows. True Story Agency Atlanta, which specializes in innovative storytelling and transmedia communications, will also join the Mayor’s administration in welcoming the fellows for a reception that will focus on Atlanta’s thriving film industry at the Nebo Agency on June 23 at 6:30 p.m.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
The City of Atlanta is proud to host 50 of the YALI Fellows in-residence at both Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University from June 19-August 1, 2015.
The Fellows, ages 25-35, are a diverse group from 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Of the nearly 50,000 applicants, only 500 are selected to participate in institutes hosted at American universities and only 100 secure internships at various organizations across the United States.