Community Solutions

Community Solutions

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in transparency and accountability, tolerance and conflict resolution, environmental issues, and women and gender issues. Leaders participate in a four month US fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency, structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute, and the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.

Community Solutions

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in transparency and accountability, tolerance and conflict resolution, environmental issues, and women and gender issues. Leaders participate in a four month US fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency, structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute, and the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.

Partners

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Goals

The goal of CSP is for global community leaders to improve their capacity for local community development and serve as ambassadors for increased mutual understanding. CSP leaders:

  • Build and strengthen sustainable professional networks with international colleagues and institutions
  • Increase their understanding of strategies to address challenges in their community
  • Strengthen their management, leadership, and problem-solving skills

Project Activities

  • Four-month practical US fellowship: CSP leaders are matched with non-profit organizations and government offices across the United States where they work with peer community leaders on initiatives related to transparency and accountability, tolerance and conflict resolution, environmental issues, and women and gender issues.
  • Community Leadership Institute: CSP leaders spend up to 500 hours developing leadership and organizational management skills through online and in-person trainings.
  • Community action projects: CSP leaders develop and implement innovative projects in their home communities in collaboration with their new US partners.

People

Contact

E-mail: csp@irex.org