Promoting human rights through art in Mauritius

In Mauritius, although homosexuality and trans identity are not illegal, they remain taboo and absent from legislative frameworks. Sandrine Julien, a Precinct alumna from the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship, is working to change that.

The Collectif Arc-en-Ciel (CAEC) is the main association working for the Human Rights of LGBT persons […]

May 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

For Virginia, 2019 is an opportunity to assemble emerging global leaders

Originally published by the Richmond Times Dispatch
March 25, 2017
By James B. Murray Jr.

When it comes to history and government, Virginia has a special trust and a unique opportunity.

Four centuries ago at Jamestown, the colony that would grow into a self-governing commonwealth and then a powerful free nation had its […]

May 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Public jewelry showcase planned to follow reverse exchange opportunity in Colombia

“It begins with an idea and ends with a well-designed piece, with a lot of experimentation.”

That’s how Elaine Butcher describes her craft – handmade, globally inspired jewelry made from recycled metals. Although Elaine’s work is showcased around the country, she has long been designing and constructing from her boutique […]

April 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Precinct YALI Fellow directs film project on rural mining in Zimbabwe

Terry Mutsvanga knows well the power of filmmaking in communicating for human rights. He is by no means new to the industry, having received two awards from ZimRights, a Zimbabwean Human Rights Association, for his role in “Dhamu: Voices from a Tent” and “Nyota: Thirts Throats in the City.” […]

February 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Precinct and Darden School of Business launch pilot online course program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – As part of its mission to provide education, collaboration, and networking opportunities for emerging global leaders, The Presidential Precinct is announcing its first online training program in collaboration with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Through this pilot effort, we will […]

February 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Three Presidential Precinct YLAI Fellows and Fellowship Hosts selected for Reverse Exchange opportunity

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Presidential Precinct is pleased to announce that three Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows and their Charlottesville-based fellowship hosts will participate in reverse exchange opportunities in Spring 2017. YLAI brought ten young business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean […]

February 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Presidential Precinct to host Mandela Washington Fellowship for fourth year

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Department of State has selected the Presidential Precinct as a host of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI brings 1,000 African civic, business and community leaders aged 25–35 to the […]

February 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Presidential Precinct Executive Director Speaks at the 30th Annual We the People Regional Finals

On January 27 2017, Neal Piper, Presidential Precinct Executive Director, spoke to over 500 high school students at the We the People Regional Finals located at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The finals were organized by James Madison’s Montpelier.

We the People features an intensive curriculum […]

February 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Precinct Fellow partners with Mandela Washington Fellowship presenter, UVA Law School professor for constitution workshop in Zambia

By: Drew Precious, Marketing & Communications Manager

CHARLOTTESVILLE – At the Presidential Precinct, we look at all of our programs as catalysts for long-term relationships. In addition to platforms like LinkedIn and email networking, Fellows and presenters are given exclusive access to the Presidential Precinct Network for the very purpose […]

January 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Democracy in Action project goes live in Nigeria

IBADAN, NIGERIA – On Tuesday, January 10, 2016, Youths in Motion (YIM) in partnership with the US Embassy, Nigeria, will launch the #DemocracyInAction (DIA-Oyo) project, which aims to develop the capacity and engagement of young professionals, nonprofit leaders, and student leaders in civic advocacy, human rights, civic leadership, and […]

January 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments