Today, the application went live for the class of 2011 Acumen Fund Fellows. If you know exceptional individuals from around the world who should be part of the 2010-2011 class, please encourage them to apply.
Acumen Fund Fellows are young people (typically 25-40 years old, but anything goes) who want to get their hands dirty working alongside some of the most dedicated, visionary entrepreneurs who are fighting poverty in India, Pakistan and East Africa. In the first year of the program, more than 600 people from 59 people applied.
When I sit with these Fellows – past, present, future – I’m consistently humbled by their experiences, humility, passion, and practical skills in making change. These are people who could be doing anything with their lives, and who choose to do this. Jawad Aslam is one of the alumni of the Fellows Program, and he has now dedicated his life to building low-income housing in Pakistan. Here’s his story. And the class of 2009-2010 Fellows just arrived in New York to start their one-year Fellowship.
Applications for the class of 2011 will be accepted online until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Detailed information about the program and application process can be found on the Acumen Fund website.
If you want to apply, or know someone who should apply, send them this link.