Posted by: Nathaniel | June 18, 2008

Apply for the second annual Youth Leadership in Connective Philanthropy program

Each year, the Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University (another of my gigs) and the Chicago Global Donors Network get together to give 25 Chicagoland undergrads and high school students the chance to learn about philanthropy by allocating $5,000 to youth-led development projects around the world.

Last year’s students learned about the history of philanthropy, spent some time thinking about team leadership and decision making, ran through a few funding case studies, and then worked together to allocate a donor-supported $5,000. They chose to support the Mali Health Organizing Project (MHOP) co-founded by a Brown University senior, Caitlin Cohen. They chose to support the project because they believed that of the four options, it had the most specific request and the best strategy for fully engaging the assets and ideas of the local community.

If you’re interested in participating, please visit the website at:

The application is due this FRIDAY, June 20th


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