Community Solutions: Creating Global Solutions One Idea at a Time

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Adam Ereli listens to Smrita Khadka, a Community Solutions fellow from Nepal who educates young girls about human trafficking in her country, in Washington, D.C., December 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Ambassador J. Adam Ereli serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Solving the world’s biggest problems starts with one idea, by one individual, in one community. And those leaders must be equipped with new knowledge, resources, and networks in order for their ideas to thrive.

The State Department’s Community Solutions Program is in its second year and empowers community leaders with the tools and skills to change the world. For the past four months, 58 young professionals from 28 countries participated in a fellowship at U.S. community-based non-profits, government offices, or legislative bodies to see how American institutions address complex challenges. 

Community Solutions Fellows worked with American community leaders to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills and professional contacts to address… more »

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