THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAUNCHES JOHN LEWIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards grant to NCCHR for the John Lewis Fellowship
ATLANTA, January 23, 2015 — The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., (NCCHR) has received $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create the John Lewis Fellowship – a collaborative, human rights-focused educational program in Atlanta, for 30 American and European university students and recent college graduates starting in July 2015 on an annual basis for the next three years.
The Fellowship will bring together NCCHR, an immersive and interactive cultural institution that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s global Human Rights Movements, with Humanity in Action, Inc., a leading international educational organization. Humanity in Action, entering its 17th year of programming, has engaged over 1400 university students and young professionals from the United States and Europe in human rights educational programs.
The shared educational objectives of both organizations present a timely opportunity to collaborate on a unique international human rights education project, with a strong focus on diversity. The Center for Civil and Human Rights creates a forum to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings while inspiring and empowering visitors to join the ongoing debate about human rights in their communities.
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