Mandela Washington fellows bring taste of Africa to Pine Forest

| July 6, 2016

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun

Pine Forest Charter School’s Cedar Avenue campus became a center of cultural exchange Friday when 25 young African leaders visited the campus for a day of community service.

The African visitors are recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, part of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative. The program selects 1,000 applicants, between ages 25 and 35 from various countries in Africa to attend a seven-week program in the United States, Dana Newell, the Assistant Dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University said.

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