Do you dream of becoming a leader able to transform his community? The Miracle Corners of the World (MCW) Global in its year-long program is looking for young participants aged between (18 to 26), who are prepared to become leaders of positive change in their communities by giving them the tools and skills needed to transform passion into action.
MCW Global vision and mission
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. Its 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).
The program is based on 3 phases:
Summer Retreat: The Program begins with an intensive summer retreat that facilitates leadership development, a deep understanding of global citizenship, and how to implement a project from beginning to end. The retreat is held in late July/early August in Burlington, Vermont and New York City, New York. It is to last 10 days
Vision Planning: Participants come to the Program with an idea of a community issue they want to address through the process of vision planning, which aims to transform passion into a tangible plan for change (12 months)
Project Development, Alumni Mentorship and Ongoing Support: To further develop and execute their vision plans, Young Leaders are paired with alumni mentors, who guide them at the retreat toward creating an actionable plan. The duration is 12 months.
In an effort to make the program accessible to all participants, MCW Global will cover program and flight costs, costs during the summer retreat (July 23- August 1, 2019), including housing, food, travel to and from the retreat venues, and any necessary supplies. But, MCW Global requires all participants to pay for on the ground costs, including passport, visa, and in-country ground transportation fees.
To be eligible for the program, Young Leaders should: Demonstrate commitment to their community, Identify an issue in their community to address; Be between the ages of 18-26; Be fluent in written and spoken English; Commit to attending the 10-day retreat and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project; Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation; 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; Adhere to Young Leaders Access Program graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program) and Submit a completed application on or before January 2, 2019
The application includes:
Essay questions: Identify an issue in your community that concerns you. How would you address this issue? Describe one time you have faced a challenge and used a leadership skill to come up with a solution.
Resume: Your resume should not be more than 1 page. We suggest that it be prepared in Times New Roman, 12 font, with 1-inch margins.
Two letters of recommendation: Your letters should come from people who know your work ethic and commitment to your community. Friends and family members are discouraged from writing the letters of recommendation.
Recommenders should state their name, position, and relationship to the applicant at the top of the letter. The letter should be on official letterhead, signed and dated.
Liability waiver: At the end of the application, participants have to review the terms and conditions.
November 15, 2018: Young Leaders Access Program application opens
January 2, 2019: Young Leaders Access Program application closes
February 1, 2019: First round decisions sent out; shortlist candidates notified; second round application opens
February 22, 2019: Second round application closes
March 1-29, 2019: Interviews with Alumni
April 1, 2019: Acceptances sent out
May 3, 2019: Confirmation of acceptance with visa interview date and deposit
July 23, 2019: August 1, 2019: Young Leaders Access Retreat
August 2, 2019 – July 22, 2020: Young Leaders Access Program duration
Apply here by filling this online form before January 2, 2019
Visit MCW official webpage for further information
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