Humphrey Fellow Mumba recognized for Community Service 2016

I am pleased to announce that you have been selected as a runner up for the 2016 Humphrey Program Community Service Award! We are proud to recognize the wonderful work you have done this year.


Emily Heddon
Program Coordinator, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Global Professional Exchanges
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005

Congratulations to Angela, Agness and Zenda! And thank you to all the Fellows who have generously given their time and talents to helping their communities while in the U.S.

All the best,
The Humphrey Fellowship Program

From her nomination letter:

The International Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to nominate Ms. Agness Mumba for the 2016 Humphrey Fellowship Community Service Award. Her activities in support of youth development and gender equity in the Twin Cities have demonstrated her exceptional leadership, enthusiasm, commitment, and integrity. Her work helps those in the local community, and also addresses global challenges faced by girls and women.

Agness is very active in her new community, completing over 62 volunteer hours. She has spent the majority of that time volunteering at Marcy Open Middle school, conducting life skills workshops for under-served middle school girls. In addition, she has been invited to speak to several classes at the University of Minnesota and Augburg College and was recently invited to serve on a panel with Professor Karen Brown on the Sustainable Development Goals, an event organized by the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID). Her other volunteer activities include Career Pathways workshops to middle-school girls, Model United Nation Simulation for 400 High school students, mentoring first-generation college students and co-facilitating HIV/AIDS and sex education workshop with Planned Parenthood MN.

Agness has made a significant contribution to her new community in Minnesota, devoting much of her free time to develop others in the midst of a very busy fellowship schedule. She offers unconditional support to improve the lives of Minnesota youth. Agness has been nominated for this award for her invaluable leadership and contributions to the Twin Cities community. She is certainly deserving of this public service award by IIE and we wholeheartedly recommend her for this prestigious honor.
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