Fellows at Syracuse University clean up Thornden Park as part of service project

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — As part of their community service work, the Fellows at Syracuse University participated in a cleanup day at Thornden Park.

For the sixth year, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University was selected as an institute partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. There are 25 young African leaders in Syracuse taking part in the program to make a positive impact.

“We train people in public management and leadership.  So this is a lot of what we have been doing is this kind of leadership curriculum. This afternoon we will be having a conversation with Sean O’Keefe, who was the Chancellor at Louisiana State University, about what does it mean to be a leader,” said John McPeak, professor at Syracuse University Maxwell School.

Since the program’s inception, nearly 3,700 young African leaders have participated as Mandela Washington Fellows.


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