10th Annual Silent Auction Benefit Our Best Yet

By Jenny Cordle.    The African Sky leadership team, board members and volunteers invited the global community to the Annual Silent Auction Benefit in Akron, Ohio, September 18, 2016. African Sky Executive Director and Founder Scott Lacy shared his passion for partnerships between Mali and the United States. The evening also included an exciting AfricanContinue reading 10th Annual Silent Auction Benefit Our Best Yet

Malians and Americans Connect Through African Sky’s Education Programs

By Jenny Rulon. When Eliza Swedenborg returned to the United States after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali from 2010 to 2012, she felt a desire to remain connected to the people of Mali. “I learned so much from my experience, and I can never repay the generosity I was shown by theContinue reading Malians and Americans Connect Through African Sky’s Education Programs

Mali Women ‘Come Out of the Darkness’ Through Literacy Program

By Jenny Cordle. When Colleen Naughton was forced to evacuate her Peace Corps post in Mali’s capital in 2012, she had no doubt that she would return. “It’s become a second home, with just amazing people, pretty extreme poverty—but everyone is very welcoming,” she said. “The culture is so rich.” Mali on a map takesContinue reading Mali Women ‘Come Out of the Darkness’ Through Literacy Program

African Sky Announces New Strategic Plan

By Jenny Cordle. African Sky has announced a new strategic plan to guide the organization in its planning, activities, and initiatives. The strategic plan includes the organization’s mission, vision, strategic priorities, goals, and key objectives. African Sky is a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers, most of whom served as United States Peace Corps volunteers inContinue reading African Sky Announces New Strategic Plan

Silent Auction cornerstone of African Sky’s programs 

By Kate Camargo.    As a relatively new member of the African Sky family, I was honored to be able to attend the organization’s ninth annual banquet and silent auction on October 17, 2015. Although I have been volunteering as African Sky’s administrative director for a little over a year, it was the first timeContinue reading Silent Auction cornerstone of African Sky’s programs 

Mali RPCV explores new territory with sixth album featuring folk rock and pop 

By Jenny Cordle.    It was within the first few weeks of being in Mali as a Peace Corps volunteer that Adam Klein wrote ‘Burnin’ Love,’ a bluesy song from his new album, Archer’s Arrow, which releases September 22. Over a decade ago he’d spent the day preparing for his new adventure in the village ofContinue reading Mali RPCV explores new territory with sixth album featuring folk rock and pop 

An Uncommon Honeymoon: One Couple’s Extraordinary Adventure 

By Janice Levi. Racing across northern and western Africa is not a typical destination for a newlywed couple. Nor is a philanthropic donation of two motorcycle ambulances a common activity during a honeymoon. Yet for David and Juli Kramer, this seemed like just the adventure to inaugurate their first trip as a married couple. InspiredContinue reading An Uncommon Honeymoon: One Couple’s Extraordinary Adventure