At Facebook, we’re seeing firsthand how technology is empowering leaders around the world to take action and bring their communities closer together.
This work comes with unique challenges and requires a blend of vision, care, dedication and empathy. But finding the resources and having the leadership skills to increase impact is a constant challenge for community leaders, and we want to address that need.
We started the Facebook Community Leadership Program (FCLP) to address the needs identified by community leaders. This global initiative will give over 100 participants from around the world the support, tools, funding and the belief in themselves that they need to best lead their communities.
The Facebook Community Leadership Program has three main elements:
- Educational Curriculum
Educational curriculum designed around leadership development, strategic community engagement, and technical skills.
Every participant will receive financial support for their offline community building activities.
- A Network of Support
Participants can meet community-building experts, Facebook leadership and other FCLP participants. They are supported by Facebook professionals and make connections with local experts, organizations and thought leaders.
Through FCLP, we hope to elevate the role of community leaders as a critical piece in building diverse, supportive societies that bring people closer together, despite their differences. Leaders in our program achieve success through collaborative and purpose-driven approaches. We are providing these leaders with the knowledge, skills, tools, funding and support to activate their communities in new and innovative ways to promote positive and lasting impact.