Empower Partnerships for Inclusive Communities Fellowship – APPLY NOW!

Empower Partnerships is a prestigious, two-way international exchange
program for organizations working on or interested in working on
disability-related issues and inclusion as articulated in the UN Convention
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Two international (non-U.S.)
organizations from one of the 73 participating countries must apply together as a partner team. Each international partner team will be matched with a
U.S. partner organization, implement a collaborative project designed to
promote disability inclusive communities, participate in a three-week
professional fellows exchange in the U.S.A., and host their U.S. partner
organization for a field visit for ongoing collaboration. Empower
Partnerships is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

 

Applicants must:

* Include one disability organization and one non-disability-specific
organization
* Be from one of 73 participating countries
* Send representatives that use English or American Sign Language
fluently to the U.S. program
* Implement a collaborative project
* Be committed to sustain ongoing relationships with partner
organizations

Tentative Program dates: May 4 – 24, 2013

 

To learn more visit:
<http://www.miusa.org/exchange/currentprogs/empower/index_html?utm_source=ia
ndrsrecurit&utm_medium=email&utm_term=exchange&utm_content=application&utm_c
ampaign=EPIC> Empower Partnerships Project website.

 

Apply by January 7th,
2013 to <mailto:apply@miusa.org> apply@miusa.org.

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