The 20 civic leaders have all committed to public service in various parts of the world to challenge the status quo, inspire marginalized groups, and implement programs to empower underserved communities. The fellowship will support these leaders by providing a space for them to collaborate, exchange ideas, and inspire civic action and innovation.
5. Koketso Moeti of Johannesburg, South Africa, is building a digital platform to give black South African women the tools and knowledge they need to address the important issues affecting their lives.
Can’t respond to every individual tweet, but thanks so much for the #ObamaFellows shout-outs. It’s all thanks to such a large community of folk on whose shoulders I stand 💪🏾
And that’s just a quarter of the amazing people selected.
All of the fellows are incredibly skilled, intelligent, and compassionate. Regardless of their political affiliation, their core values of creating spaces and opportunities for all people around the world are indicative of the kind of work that will move things forward. The Obama Foundation’s support of this work is a welcome example of how political power and influence — when used responsibly — can positively affect our nation and the world at large.