WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- World Learning will award its newest fellowship to five young leaders and host a panel discussion with experts on social enterprise and philanthropy at its inaugural Social Innovation Summit in San Francisco on June 5, 2013. That evening, the organization will also present its Citation Award to Judy Huret, vice chairman of Huret, Rothenberg and Co. and a former World Learning Trustee, at a dinner in her honor.
Part of World Learning's 80th anniversary celebrations, the Social Innovation Summit will showcase 10 finalists for the Advancing Leaders Fellowship, a new fellowship that supports the ideas, talents and vision of World Learning alumni with training, mentoring and $10,000 in funding to implement an original project anywhere in the world that uses an innovative approach to address a social need. The fellowship attracted more than 100 applications from alumni representing all of World Learning's major programs.
During the summit, the 10 fellowship finalists will present their project proposals to a panel of judges and attendees. The five fellowship recipients will be announced during the award dinner that night. The 10 finalists are:
- Varghese Chakkummootil, Nurturing Leaders for Social Action—India
- Kate Sachs, Spiral Up: Personal Resilience—San Francisco
- Max Perel-Slater, Maji Safi: Rural Centers of Disease Prevention--Tanzania
- Divine Ntaryike Jr, Science Investigations, Inc--Cameroon
- Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie, Advocation for Accessible Schools--Ghana
- Shiri Barr, Mind the Conflict, Cultivate Peace--Israel
- Ellen Dizzia, Equal Opportunities in English Education--Chile
- John Delurey, The Community Empowerment Center--Zanzibar
- Sneha Shrestha, Kathmandu Children's Art Museum--Nepal
- Sarah Tucker, Chasing Two Rabbits at Once--Cameroon
After the project presentations, Catherine Muther, founder and president of the Three Guineas Fund and an alumna of Word Learning's International Honors Program, will moderate a panel discussion on the "Future of Social Innovation." The panel will include Jennifer Dulski, president and chief operating officer of Change.org, and an alumna of World Learning's SIT Study Abroad, Deb Nelson, executive director, Social Venture Network; Matt Taylor, head of business development for IDEO; and Dr. Yuwei Shi, Dean, professor of strategic management at the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies.
The event will conclude with World Learning's Citation Award Dinner that will recognize Huret's commitment to furthering World Learning's mission to empower individuals and strengthen institutions through education, exchange and development programs.
The Social Innovation Summit takes place at the City View at Metreon from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and includes the fellowship presentations (free) a luncheon and the panel discussion (free). The Citation Award Dinner will begin with a networking reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the award dinner honoring Huret at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for the luncheon, reception or dinner, or RSVP for the free events, please visit www.worldlearning.org/sanfrancisco2013.
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