Get to know the Spring Fellows 2017

Spring Fellows 2017The first delegation with a total of 21 fellows from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia will visit the U.S. from April 18- June 2 2017 to participate in seminars, round-table discussions, site visits, and will have interactions with U.S. leaders. A 4-week tailored internship with mentoring, multicultural events and participation in volunteer activities as well as in the Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, D.C. will be also included in the 6-week professional fellows program. Participants will prepare a 6-to-9 month individual Action Plan for follow on activities. They will have various opportunities to experience the American family life and the diversity in the U.S. through staying with American host families during their internship in Chicago (Illinois), Port Clinton (Ohio), New York City, Albany and Rochester (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Charlotte (North Carolina), Albuquerque (New Mexico), Silver Spring (Maryland), Charleston (West Virginia), and in Washington, D.C.

A second European delegation is expected in the U.S. from October 4-November 17, 2017. The Out-Bound component is schedule for summer 2017 when American Mentors who hosted the spring 2017 fellows will travel to Europe (for up to 2 weeks for each mentor) to provide joint workshops with the alumni and on- site consultation to help implementing new projects. Web-based technology, social media, and public outreach efforts will strengthen the identity of the Professional Fellows Program and lead to wider alumni and international networking and collaborative projects.

12 U.S. mentors travel to Europe in February

The third outbound delegation with 12 U.S. mentors will travel to Europe from February 18 through March 12, 2017. Each US mentor will stay on this program for 14 days on individual schedules with support and program arrangement of his/her European fellow whom the U.S. mentor hosted during the spring or fall of 2016. US mentors will have various site visits to their fellows working sites, and will contribute assistance, and provide trainings, workshops, consultations to their fellows to complete their follow on activities. African American members of the U.S. mentors delegation will also contribute to the Black History Month celebration in Hungary and Romania. WSOS/GLC Project Manager, country directors and alumni assist to the U.S. delegations.


Open Call for American Mentors

usmentorsOrganizations 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.

We are looking for U.S. organizations that are interested in acting as volunteer hosts for 2-3 incoming professionals for a 4-week internship program at their U.S. workplace. They should be able to provide a professional development opportunity for up-and-coming and mid-level professionals from Central and Eastern Europe and help them learn American methods in sustaining civic participation in minority communities while comparing experiences.

Host organizations are also asked to place the guests with volunteer host families where they will learn about American culture and family life and can become involved in volunteer activities in their host family’s own community. U.S. host organizations will work closely with WSOS/ Great Lakes Consortium in planning and implementing the internship program.

Participation in this exchange from the U.S. side is a multi-phase program. 36 participants (9 from each selected European country) are included in two delegations: the first delegation will be from April 19 – June 2, 2017 and the second delegation will be from October 4 – November 17, 2017. A portion of fellows’ visit consists of a 4-week internship experience between April 24-May 22 or October 11-November 8 at various host sites across the U.S.  .  European participants are professionals between 25 and 40 years of age, who are creative and innovative, have accomplishments in solving issues in minority communities, and who can make a large impact with implementing new ideas and changes. Participants will have good organizational and management skills, be active members of their local community, be interested in long-term international cooperation, have good communication and presentation skills, and be receptive to modem technology.  The internship experience will be tailored to the individual fellow’s background and interest. All European participants speak English well and will be carefully selected by an international selection committee.


The application deadline for US host organizations and mentors is extended until January 15, 2017


Organizations & mentors who hosted before should contact directly Elizabeth Balint at for a different application form.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Advantages and Disadvantages

Short answer:

It is impossible to eat a solid, very much adjusted dinner at KFC. Diners who choose to eat here should consider their experience an occasional liberality, any other individual should cut their losses and construct a feast with less than 400 calories and 15 grams of fat.

Long answer:

As a subsidiary of Yum! Brands with more than 17,000 restaurants around the world, Kentucky Fried Chicken is an American convention. Despite the fact that it evacuated the “browned” from its name and rebranded itself as KFC, this restaurant does not profess to be solid – making a breakdown of its unabashedly, unfortunate menu items promptly accessible on the web.

Truly, individuals line up at KFC for the taste – the name change and menu diversification simply give conferred diners the refusal they require keeping in mind the end goal to enjoy. A case in point is the as of late released “Twofold” – a sandwich consisting of bacon and cheese wedged between two pieces of crispy singed chicken, which advertises the medical advantages associated with dispensing with the bread.

At this destination spot for fricasseed chicken, not very many normal ingredients – three of 29 to be correct – go into the process of seasoning and battering. In addition, the chicken is raised with the advantage of both antibiotics and development hormones. An obvious concern is the fat substance, which pervades KFC menu with price. In spite of the fact that a singed chicken thigh may just have 290 calories, an entire 189 of these originated from fat. A barbecued chicken thigh doesn’t passage much better, determining 90 of its 170 calories from unfortunate fats.

In any case, the high fat substance is just a single undesirable component of the nourishment at KFC. Perhaps the more prominent offender is sodium, which finds its route richly into all menu items, with the possible exemption of the fresh corn. Notwithstanding adding to hypertension and kidney disease, the poisonous quality associated with the substantial metal in refined table salt has been connected to Alzheimer’s disease. While there are numerous menu items which tip the scales at under 400 calories and 15 grams of fat – including a unique menu breast (minus the skin!), and barbecued chicken wings, drumsticks or thighs – all are to a great degree high in sodium, as are all side salads, dressings, and croutons.

In the event that you like what KFC has to offer, limit your liberality to an uncommon treat. On the off chance that you must eat there, let the “400 calories, 15 grams of fat” manage direct your decision – evacuate the skin where necessary, and skip the soda and dessert.

  • Possible short-term side effects
  • water-maintenance
  • lack of hydration
  • laziness
  • migraine from msg
  • Possible long haul side effects
  • heart assault
  • stroke
  • kidney disease
  • hypertension
  • diabetes
  • elevated cholesterol
  • obesity alzheimer’s disease
  • growth
  • Ingredients to know about
  • canola oil
  • sodium
  • msg
  • blanched wheat flour
  • maltodextrin
  • saturated fat
  • cholesterol