292 Rising Leaders from Around the World Arrive in Washington, D.C., for the Ninth Semi-Annual Professional Fellows Congress

Washington, DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:

The U.S. Department of State will convene 292 emerging leaders from 63 countries in Washington, D.C., this week, as the fall 2019 Professional Fellows conclude intensive fellowships with U.S. businesses, government offices, and non-profit organizations.  During the Professional Fellows Congress, Fellows will expand their networks, advance their leadership skills, and translate their experiences in the United States into actionable projects to implement in their home communities.

Over the past five to six weeks, the Professional Fellows worked with U.S. leaders in the fields of economic empowerment, civic engagement, environmental sustainability, and good governance.  The Fellowship hosts were located in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 29 states, including: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Every year, approximately 600 foreign and American participants take part in the Professional Fellows Program.  Follow the Fellows’ experiences in the United States on social media at #ProFellows and #YSEALI.  For inquiries, contact eca-press@state.gov.