Apply for young leader access program 2020

Closing date -5th January 2020
MCW Global is a non-profit organization with a vision for communities around the world to achieve greater levels of education, improved health, and increased economic security. Our mission is to address communities’ pressing needs by empowering current leaders and readying leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1999, MCW Global is based in New York with partner organizations in Africa (Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia). 

About the program 
MCW Global’s year-long flagship program is for participants between the ages of 18 to 26, who are prepared to become leaders of positive change in their communities by obtaining tools and skills needed to transform passion into action. 
Eligibility for the program
The applicant should have the following ability 
1-Demonstrate commitment to their community
2-Identify an issue in their community to address
3-Be between the ages of 18-26
4-Be fluent in written and spoken English
5-Commit to attending the 10-day program and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project
6-Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation
7-Have access to email and Internet to allow for consistent communication with the MCW Global Team and Young Leaders Program alumni-mentor for the duration of the year-long program
8-Adhere to Young Leaders Access Program graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program)

How to apply 

You are required to apply with the following information 
1- General Information.
2-Essay Questions. 
4- Two letters of recommendation.
5-Liability Waiver.

For online application click here  for more information visit  

Important timeline 
1-November 15, 2019: Young Leaders Access Program application opens
2-January 5, 2020: Young Leaders Access Program application closes
3-February 3, 2020: First round decisions sent out; shortlist candidates notified; second-round application opens.
4-February 21, 2020: Second round application closes.
5-March 2-28, 2020: Interviews with Alumni.
6-April 1, 2020: Acceptances sent ou.t
7-May 3, 2020: Confirmation of acceptance with visa interview date and deposit.
8-July 21, 2020 – July 30, 2020: Young Leaders Access Summer Program.
9-July 30, 2020 – July 22, 2021: Young Leaders Access Program duration.

Submit a completed application on or before January 5, 2020

1-International flights for international participants
2-Domestic flights for United States participants
3-Housing from the evening of July 21 to July 30, 2020
4-3 meals per day from July 21 to July 30, 2020.
5-Round trip travel from New York City, New York to  Burlington, Vermont with MCW group.
6-Public transportation to/from JFK, LaGuardia Airport, and/or Newark Airport
7-Basic travel health insurance for international participants with coverage from July 21 to July 30, 2020.


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