MCW Global’s year-long flagship program

MCW Global’s year-long flagship program is for participants (18 to 26), who are prepared to become leaders of positive change in their communities by giving them the tools and skills needed to transform passion into action.

Deadline: January 2, 2019

Step 1: Application

Fill out the application, which is available until Wednesday, January 2. The application includes sharing your resume, filling out some basic information, and a few short essay questions. CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW.
Step 2: Needs Assessment

Shortlist candidates will be asked to submit a brief needs assessment, which will describe their community issue and potential solutions in greater detail.
Step 3: Interview

If selected, candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview with alumni, who have gone through the program.
Step 4: Decision

Applicants who are selected to participate in the program will be notified by email of their status on April 1, 2019.

To be eligible for the program, Young Leaders should:

Demonstrate commitment to their community
Identify an issue in their community to address
Be between the ages of 18-26
Be fluent in written and spoken English
Commit to attending the 10-day retreat and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project
Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation
Have access to email and Internet to allow for consistent communication with the MCW Global Team and Young Leaders Program alumni-mentor for the duration of the year-long program
Adhere to Young Leaders Access Program graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program)
Submit a completed application on or before January 2, 2019


November 15, 2018: Young Leaders Access Program application opens
January 2, 2019: Young Leaders Access Program application closes
February 1, 2019: First round decisions sent out; short list candidates notified; second round application opens
February 22, 2019: Second round application closes
March 1-29, 2019: Interviews with Alumni
April 1, 2019: Acceptances sent out
May 3, 2019: Confirmation of acceptance with visa interview date and deposit
July 23, 2019: August 1, 2019 : Young Leaders Access Retreat
August 2, 2019 – July 22, 2020: Young Leaders Access Program duration

Apply Now!

To apply, please CLICK HERE. If you have any questions about the application, email us at

The application must be filled out in English. All letters of recommendation and your resume need to be prepared in English. Any parts of the application that are not in English will not be read and the application will be considered incomplete.

The application includes:

1. General information

2. Essay questions

Identify an issue in your community that concerns you. How would you address this issue?
Describe one time you have faced a challenge and used a leadership skill to come up with a solution.

3. Resume

Your resume should not be more than 1 page. We suggest that it be prepared in Times New Roman, 12 font, with 1-inch margins.

4. Two letters of recommendation

Your letters should come from people who know your work ethic and commitment to your community. Friends and family members are discouraged from writing the letters of recommendation.
Recommenders should state their name, position, and relationship to the applicant at the top of the letter.
The letter should be on official letterhead, signed and dated.

5. Liability waiver

At the end of the application, please review the terms and conditions.

Program Costs

In an effort to make the program accessible to all participants, MCW Global will cover program and flight costs.
MCW Global will also cover costs during the summer retreat (July 23- August 1, 2019), including housing, food, travel to and from the retreat venues, and any necessary supplies.
MCW Global requires all participants to pay for on the ground costs, including passport, visa, and in-country ground transportation fees. (Not applicable for U.S. based participants.)
Learn more about program costs.

Updated: December 29, 2018 — 1:00 am

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