Submissions open for MLOVE Fellowship Program

Deadline Date: March 31, 2024

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 Donor Name: MLIFE Foundation

 Grant Size: Not Available

The MLIFE Foundation is pleased to announce the MLOVE Fellowship Program.

Instituted by Mwangi Mukami in 2017 as Summer Leaders’ Summit & Retreat, MLOVE is a premier multidisciplinary and multicultural fellowship for under-resourced high-impacting and high-potential NextGen leaders.

This transformative 12-month experiential leadership program provides young leaders a vulnerable and safe space to be human, collaborate and partner with others, learn from world-class faculty, and become just leaders.

MLOVE Fellows receive a financial stipend, mentorship and coaching, and other tools they need to ideate, define, and execute a strategy that gives them an advantage in a complex and changing world.


  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the youngest population globally, with 70% of its population under 30. Almost 2/3 of this population are underemployed and from an economically disadvantaged background. It is Africa’s most tremendous potential lying in waste.
  • Young people lead the MLOVE program for young people. They build a better world by providing the NextGen leaders with a platform to learn, innovate, and connect with others to realize goals that matter to them

Course Components

  • Six 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • Three The Future is Human Leadership Retreats
  • Bi-weekly mentorship sessions
  • (TBD) stipend a month for a whole year
  • 1:1 cohort accountability


  • MLOVE welcomes ten Fellows each year to envision their place globally and leverage MLIFE’s vast global network, resources, and expertise to realize their education, career, and entrepreneurship goals to impact the world.
  • The primary activities of this transformative one-year part-time program include 15-days of required in-person events that encompass 2-days orientation, 3-weekend community retreats, and a 2-day reunion a year after the program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: 21-35 years
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or potential growth in for-profit or non-profit organizations
  • Commitment to learning about intersectionality and inclusion
  • Remarkable interpersonal skills in writing, speaking or working with others
  • English language fluency, inclusive of reading, writing and speaking. Three letters of recommendation from each of these tiers:
    • Family. Parent (s), Guardian (s), and or Siblings (s)
    • Community. Religious leaders, social workers, community leaders
    • Academia. Present and former teachers, school principals, and career advising counselors
    • Professional. Employer.

For more information, visit MLIFE Foundation.

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