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Apply to Become an Atlas Corps Fellow!

Atlas Corps

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for nonprofit leaders from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.

"Girl Rising" Spotlights the Stories of Unforgettable Girls Born into Unforgiving Circumstances

10x10

"One girl with courage is a revolution"

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

THE 10X10 CAMPAIGN AND GIRL RISING

Focus on Young People! ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

International Labour Organization

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them.

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is launching a photo contest focusing on young people at work. The photo contest has been organized in partnership with the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, and financed by The MasterCard Foundation.

World Council Seeks Young Credit Union Leaders for International Scholarship Program

World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is calling for nominations to World Council's Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program, an international networking and educational opportunity for promising credit union leaders. The nomination deadline is June 3, 2013. The program and awards ceremony will take place at the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 14–17, 2013.

UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

UN-Habitat

This fund promotes the poverty reduction aims of Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat Agenda for better, more sustainable and equitable towns and cities throughout the developing world. It provides grants of up to $25,000 for new ideas and solutions for job creation, good governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure.

JobRaising Challenge 2013

The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, McKinsey & Company

On January 21st, 74 finalists were selected for the nationwide JobRaising Challenge, an innovative competition to help job-creating nonprofits raise money and publicity. The Skoll Foundation, The Huffington Post, CrowdRaise, and knowledge partner McKinsey & Company have selected these organizations as the most innovative, feasible, and scalable candidates from hundreds of applicants representing 31 states and 110 cities across America!  The groups will compete to see how much they can raise via the CrowdRise platform. The top three finalists will receive part of the $250,000 prize.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Launches the Startup Youth Initiative

U.S. Department of State

In support of the Administration’s ongoing commitment to foster innovation and global entrepreneurship, the Secretary launched the Office of Global Youth Issues’ Startup Youth Initiative on December 12, 2012. The Startup Youth Initiative will provide entrepreneurship programs and events in conjunction with the private sector to facilitate opportunities for young entrepreneurs to actualize their ideas, helping promote individual prosperity, job creation and economic growth in communities worldwide.

Opportunity Collaboration Cordes Fellowship

Opportunity Collaboration

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate in the Opportunity Collaboration.  The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to (a) open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives, (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with new, emerging leaders and (c) infuse the collaborative discussions with a diversity of perspectives.

Time Change: Launch of USAID Youth Policy

USAID, The Alliance for International Youth Development (USAID)

A Message from USAID & The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) :

Dear Attendee,

Due to an unforeseen conflict with USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg's schedule, the start and end time for this Thursday's event has been adjusted. Please note the new time: 11:30 am - 1 pm (coffee, arrival at 11:00 am). 

Video Vignettes Illustrate ‘Soft Skills’ all Young Workers Need, Says U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

Youth services programs, educators and others helping young job seekers prepare for employment are encouraged to view, display, share and lead discussions about the videos, which aim to help all youth, including those with disabilities, develop and strengthen six essential skills needed to succeed in today's workforce: communication, networking, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. 

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