The UPS Foundation gave Clark Atlanta University a grant to continue a key program aimed at developing leadership for young Africans.
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Clark Atlanta University gets $20,000 grant for international program

The UPS Foundation gave Clark Atlanta University a $20,000 grant to be used towards the  2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

This is the fifth consecutive year Clark Atlanta has been selected as a university partner for this program, which empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities and local community engagement. 

Clark Atlanta hosted 25 students from 18 African countries in a hands-on learning day at the UPS headquarters in Atlanta. Additionally, they visited other Atlanta anchor companies, including IBM, The Coca- Cola Company and Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. They also participated in community service work with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Trees Atlanta and MedShare International. 

 Mesfin Bezuneh, program director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for CAU, said: “Funding is a critical component for us to be able to continue this important initiative. We are immensely grateful for UPS’s generosity.” 

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the U.S. Department of State. 

The UPS Foundation identifies areas where its backing impacts social issues and supports volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment. 

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