The October 2016 Monthly Newsletter for the Presidential Precinct.


The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative
The Presidential Precinct is pleased to host 10 YLAI Professional Fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean. These Fellows are dynamic young entrepreneurs who are working in small businesses and nonprofits throughout the Charlottesville area. Read more to discover their resounding impact on a local and global scale.

President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities.

The University of Virginia Welcomes YLAI Fellows to Charlottesville
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Charlottesville News Highlights the Impact of YLAI Fellows
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Impact Story: YLAI Fellow Crafting Chocolate in Charlottesville
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Photo Coverage of the YLAI
Opening Ceremony
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The Life of James Madison: An In Depth Look from Montpelier
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UVA Student Intern on What the Presidential Precinct Taught Her
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Averty Ndzoyi Opening Doors to Education in the Congo

Averty Ndzoyi think that all children should have the same chances of academic success in life despite their origin and social status. This is why he calls here for people who can help to achieve these goals and give all children of the community, the same chance of success. Read More

Timi Olagunju Offers a Leading Voice in Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Nigeria
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Bukky Shonibare’s Resilience
through #BringBackOurGirls
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Reflecting on the Africa Business Forum

We look back on to the Africa Business Forum, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Forum is a clear example of the Presidential Precinct’s commitment to empower the next generation of global leaders through education, collaboration, and networking opportunities. Connections built at the Forum continue to mature. We’re thankful to be a part of a multi-generational community committed to building the future of the African continent.

James B. Murray, Jr. the Precinct’s founder, shares an article that he hopes may be interesting or thought provoking for the Precinct’s constituencies. In particular we hope to attract the attention of young leaders from around the world who may look to the Precinct for an unbiased, non-judgmental window into current thinking on democracy, the rule of law and best political practices. We will post each article on the Precinct Network in the spirit of stimulating dialogue and critical thinking. 

The Cure for Abject Poverty

This month we go back to the archives – back to a four year old book review. But rather than being stale we find this review, like the best of its genre, especially valuable because the critic’s observations are almost as enlightening as the book he reviews. Furthermore, the book “Why Nations Fail” is a classic on topics key to the Precinct’s mission.

– James B. Murray, Jr.
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