2020 MCW Global Young Leaders Access Program


Deadline: January 5, 2020

The MCW Global’s year-long flagship program is for participants between the ages of 18 to 26, who are prepared to become leaders of positive change in their communities by obtaining tools and skills needed to transform passion into action.

MCW is a non-profit organization that addresses communities’ needs by empowering current leaders and readying leaders of tomorrow. Their mission is to address communities’ pressing needs by empowering current leaders and readying leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1999, MCW Global is based in New York with partner organizations in Africa (Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia). MCW offers Young Leaders, Community Development, and Oral Health Care programs.


  1. In an effort to make the program accessible to all participants, MCW Global will cover program and flight costs.
  2. MCW Global will also cover costs during the summer program (July 21- July 30, 2020), including housing, food, travel to and from the summer program venues, and any necessary supplies.
  3. MCW Global requires all participants to pay for on the ground costs, including passport, visa, and in-country ground transportation fees. (Not applicable for U.S. based participants.)


  1. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to their community
  2. Identify an issue in their community to address
  3. Be between the ages of 18-26
  4. Be fluent in written and spoken English
  5. Commit to attending the 10-day program and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project
  6. Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation


Click here to apply.

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