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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 18, 2005


"CitizenConnect" to Commence with Program in Cambodia on Volunteerism and Grassroots Activism

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to inaugurate its new CitizenConnect Program. The first participant in the new program is grassroots luminary Judith Olton Mueller, who will travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to work with local NGOs, hold a seminar for school administrators, and participate in a fair with local students and organizations to promote volunteerism May 18-22, 2005. Mueller, President and CEO of the Advisory Network, a global consulting firm that works on gender equity issues, has been recognized for her achievements in this field by The Washington Post, A&E Biography, and Washingtonian magazine.


The CitizenConnect program, which is administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will feature community leaders and experts in specific fields or issues. They will travel to selected U.S. embassies and posts for up to a week to promote the development of grassroots activism and advocacy focused on solving concrete problems at the local community level.

For more information on this new program or other exchange programs managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs programs, please contact Adam Meier at (202) 203-7026.

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