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Problem Solving Through Community Action: An Interactive Chat with Jeff Franco

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Anyone can think about serving their community, but putting service ideas into action is when real change happens. Jeff Franco of City Year Washington, DC and...

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#YALIServes chat with Celestina Obiekea and Mimshach Obioha

Celestina Obiekea and Mimshach Obioha joined the YALI Network for a chat about our service initiative, #YALIServes. Along with this chat, the two created videos that are available on the YALI website, yali.state.gov/serves. These videos highlight all the wonderful parts of volunteering. Throughout the chat, our online audience showed a...

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YALI Voices: The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps – Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Potential

Contributed by Daniel Adugna, AU-YVC Program Manager, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Ethiopia The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) is a flagship program of the African Union that recruits, trains and deploys young African professionals from across the continent and the diaspora, to serve in all 55 member states of...

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#YALIVoices: Benefits of Volunteering during Waithood

Contributed by Rasak Adekoya, Co-founder, Brand Your Waithood If you have yet to unravel one of the challenges of inclusive youth development in Africa, permit me to ask you these questions: What was your dream profession as a child? What did you eventually study in the university? And, right now,...

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