2019 Site Visits
Site visits in Montgomery, Alabama reinforced instruction on the history of advocacy of marginalized populations in the United States. The Fellows met with staff from Leadership Montgomery, visited and learned about the Southern Poverty Law Center, and experience the new, world-renowned Legacy Museum.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fellows traveled to New Orleans to explore the intersection of civil society, business, and government. Though the trip was cut short by hurricane Barry, the group was still able to visit the New Orleans Mayors Office and have breakfast with representatives of Greater New Orleans, Inc. a regional economic development nonprofit organization.
Athens site visits revealed to the Fellows the power behind community-level engagement, especially in hearing youth voices. The Fellows interacted with youth and program staff at the Parkview Community Center, Chess & Community, and the Athens-Oconee County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). They also participated in Community Service Activities with Extra Special People (ESP) and Books for Keeps.
This is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by IREX. The University of Georgia is an implementing partner.