Apply now to join young African leaders in Washington

YALI's Mandela Washington Fellowship program provides six weeks of leadership training in Washington and continued support for professional development.

It takes grit to help volunteers have fun

A volunteer-group leader needs to know what inspires others to serve to attract people who are willing to invest their time and talent.

America’s space chief tells African youth: ‘Be bold and fearless’

Charles Bolden of NASA encourages young African leaders to be “bold and fearless,” and to join together to meet the challenges of the world today.

When she sings about her rights, the president listens [video]

Africa's gospel singer Grace Jerry introduces President Obama at a YALI event and uses her voice to advocate for others with disabilities.

What Mandela taught me about leadership

Richard Stengel of the U.S. Department of State shares his two years' experience with Nelson Mandela with an audience of young Africans.

7 questions for entrepreneur Claude Grunitzky

Claude Grunitzky of True answers questions from budding African entrepreneurs during a webchat organized by the Young African Leaders Initiative Network.

Obama praises young Africans for driving progress

"Africans are beginning to leapfrog old technologies into new prosperity," President Obama tells a gathering of Mandela Washington Fellows.

Delivering hope to mothers

Mother’s Delivery Kits could save the lives of thousands of women in Nigeria each year. Now they're expanding across Africa.

In Cameroon, inventing from the heart

Young African leader Arthur Zang developed CardioPad, a device for health workers in rural areas to transmit cardiac test results via mobile devices.