The President Barak Obama and the Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

The President Barak Obama and the Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

Michelle Obama and the Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University (our very own Pavel is third from the right).

Michelle Obama and the Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University (our very own Pavel is third from the right).

We are so PROUD. Our co-founder Pavel Kounchev has been named one of the twelve inaugural Obama Scholars for his work inspiring civic engagement. It was an ultra-competitive thing, and he got it, and now will be spending the next year at Columbia University in New York, studying, collaborating and creating tangible solutions to real-world issues.

The first class of Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University features an accomplished group of 12 rising social change-makers from around the world. Consistent with the Obama Foundation’s mission to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of civic leaders, the new, year-long academic program based at Columbia will strengthen the expertise and knowledge of individuals with the demonstrated ability to be transformative leaders in their communities, nations, and the world.

See highlights from Pavel’s first meeting with President Obama.

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