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Drexel Faculty Reflect on Developing Content for Mandela Washington Fellowship

August 9, 2021

For six weeks, Drexel University virtually hosted 25 of Africa's bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. 

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and with the health, safety, and well-being of Fellows and Partners as the highest priority, the U.S. Department of State planned a virtual Fellowship for 2021. While remaining in their home countries, Fellows participated in virtual Leadership Institutes, which included leadership training, networking, mentoring, and professional development.

Some highlights of the Drexel University program included learning from expert faculty members and community leaders in the field of civic engagement. Fellows also connected with Philadelphia’s rich cultural institutions through guided virtual tours at iconic landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Mural Arts, and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.

Drexel faculty and staff from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement,  Dornsife School of Public Health, and LeBow College of Business were also directly involved in developing and leading sessions for Fellows at Drexel and across Institutes. More information about some of their experiences developing content for the Fellowship are linked below:

  • Health & Medicine Community of Practice
  • Advocacy Community of Practice
  • Engaging Mandela Fellows on Key Challenges in Monitoring and Evaluation