Deadline Extended – Announcement for participation as U.S. Mentor & Host Organization

US MentorsWe are extending the deadline for application from U.S. Hosting Organizations who are interested to participate in the 2016 Professional Fellows Exchanges, to share Community Organizing methods from U.S. with Central & Eastern Europe. Please contact Elizabeth Balint by January 20, 2016 if you are interested at: 419-973-8007 or

Organizations and individuals, who are actively involved in the legislative process and/or in policy-making through their work in government, civic education organizations, citizen advocacy groups, community activists, or community organizers working with minority populations, are invited to apply for participation as a U.S. host organization and/or as a U.S. mentor. We encourage professionals and their organization to submit their application to take part in an exchange program with matching participants from four Central and Eastern European countries.

This program is a two-way exchange opportunity involving professionals and leaders from the U.S. and selected European countries. U.S. mentors will share their professional expertise with the EU fellows of this program and travel for a two-week reciprocal visit to counterpart organizations for consulting. Mentors will conduct joint workshops in order to share experience and to promote mutual understanding and partnership between key professional groups in the United States and groups in the selected European countries. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Citizen Exchanges. The Professional Fellows Program is organized by WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. – Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development (GLC) from Northwest Ohio  in collaboration with Creating Effective Grassroots Alternatives Foundation (C.E.G.A) in Bulgaria, Civil College Foundation (CCF) in Hungary, The Resource Center for Public Participation (CeRe) in Romania, and Center for Community Organizing (CKO) in Slovakia and other local partners in the United States of America and in the selected countries in Europe.


Application Form C – if you are a new US mentor and new host organization who did not work with WSOS/GLC before.

If you were  US mentor earlier and/or your organization previously hosted European Professional Fellows, please contact Elizabeth Balint by phone 419-973-8007 or e-mail: and we will e-mail you a different – shorter – application form to fill out and return back by December 15, 2015.

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