Elton Johnson Named U.S. Embassy Atlas Corps Fellow for Jamaica

Elton Johnson named U.S. Embassy's ATLAS Corps Fellow Jamaica
Written by StephanieK

After experience working in the nonprofit sector and receiving a BA in Media and Communications from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica’s Elton Johnson has received a position as the Atlas Corps Fellow for Jamaica, a program sponsored by the United States Embassy. The fellowship will also Johnson to work for a year with the Bread for the City Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to provide food, clothing, medical care and other necessary services to vulnerable populations in Washington DC. Johnson has worked with Edna Manley College’s non-profit Arts Foundation for the past three years to advance arts and culture in Jamaica. He has also worked with Respect Jamaica, an anti-discrimination group that wants to eliminate discrimination in Jamaica. The US Embassy has made investments totaling more than $100,000 to sponsor five Jamaican Fellows through its program, which allows them spend a year with an American non-profit to gain the skills they need to work for social justice in Jamaica upon their return.

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