Give back to your community, learn more about topics you care about, and find new ways to be involved with the YALI Network.


What can you do for your community? For your education? For your peers in the YALI Network? Learn about all the actions you can take to be involved with YALI, such as organizing volunteer events or YALILearns sessions, pledging as part of a YALI Network campaign, or applying to YALI program opportunities.

Take action in your community:

If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and help mentor other young leaders, everything you need to plan a #YALILearns event is here.

Take action with the YALI Network:

Join #YALIServes!

Let's Serve Africa Together! Each year, #YALIServes calls on African leaders to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela through community service. This year, we are asking all young African leaders to organize or attend a community service event throughout the week of July 18. No matter where you are, or what type of service interests you, we can all join #YALIServes to Serve Africa Together!

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Next Steps for your Application

Did you apply to become a Mandela Washington Fellow and are wondering what happens next? Are you looking for resources for the next stages of the application process? Click the button below for more information and tips.

Visit the YALI Professional Development Hub for expert advice and resources to help you advance your career, start a business, network to get ahead, and prepare for your journey to success.  Get application advice for Regional Leadership Centers and the Mandela Washington Fellowship from participants and alumni.

Get engaged with more YALI Network Initiatives:

YALIGoesGreen for Agribusiness

YALIGoesGreen for Agribusiness explores the many facets of agriculture so that you can find your place along the value chain.


YALIServes highlights and encourages the positive role volunteerism plays in benefiting communities.

Professional Development

No matter what stage you are in your professional development, the YALI Network is here to help.


Africa4Her drives positive action around the challenges women face.

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