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

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

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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