New Podcast with Dr. William Moseley (Macalester College)!

Don’t miss the new Fall 2019 African Sky Podcast with Adam Klein! In this episode… William Moseley, Professor of Geography and Director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program at Macalester College, discusses his Peace Corps experience in Mali, his dissertation on poverty-induced environmental degradation and the political ecology of cotton production in Mali and a rangeContinue reading New Podcast with Dr. William Moseley (Macalester College)!

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DIANA Project Inspires Malian Girls Through Environmental Engineering

By Jenny Cordle. One of Hadi Toure’s goals is to give back to her home country of Mali. As African Sky’s Environmental Health Program Director, she is committed to providing opportunities for Malian girls to succeed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Hadi previously worked at STEMusso as a project manager and has continuedContinue reading DIANA Project Inspires Malian Girls Through Environmental Engineering

Ethnomusicology! New Podcast Episode…

Be sure to check out the latest episode of the African Sky Podcast with Adam Klein.  In this episode, Adam talks with ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis, Co-Founder and CEO of the groundbreaking musical ensemble and advocacy initiative The Nile Project.  Adam and Mina discuss the remarkable history of The Nile Project and musical exchange between West Africa andContinue reading Ethnomusicology! New Podcast Episode…

A.S. Environmental Health Director encourages girls to pursue science path

By Nicoletta Richardson. Malian-born environmental engineer Hadi Touré had only been a member of African Sky for a few months when she began to formulate the idea for a project designed to educate youth in Mali about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As the Health Program Director for African Sky, she decided to facilitateContinue reading A.S. Environmental Health Director encourages girls to pursue science path

Silent Auction Benefit at Kent State University a Big Success

By Jenny Cordle.    The African Sky leadership team, board members and volunteers invited the community to the Annual Silent Auction Benefit at Kent State University September 23, 2017. African Sky Executive Director and Founder Scott Lacy discussed his passion for partnerships between community members in Mali and the United States. Olu Manns and HeartBeatContinue reading Silent Auction Benefit at Kent State University a Big Success

Planting the Seed (African Sky Launches Podcast)

By Jenny Cordle.    In African Sky’s first ever podcast episode, Founder and Executive Director Scott Lacy shares his experiences of living and working in Mali that eventually led to his life’s work as an anthropologist and cross-cultural knowledge broker.  The in-depth interview, hosted by Community Arts Program Director Adam Klein, takes us on Scott’s journey that began withContinue reading Planting the Seed (African Sky Launches Podcast)

Kini Fe: Connecting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with Their Host Families

By Nicoletta Richardson.       In 2004, African Sky was born out of love for and the desire to spread awareness of the people and cultures of Mali. Since then, African Sky has developed a wide array of unique collaborations with individuals and groups who share a passion for Mali. Over a year ago whenContinue reading Kini Fe: Connecting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with Their Host Families

Passport to Literacy Event Provides Education for Dozens of Women in Mali

By Amy Freels.    African Sky held an event at the Mucky Duck Brewery in May to benefit women in Mali in regard to literacy opportunities. Attendees learned how their support of literacy programs will not only empower women in rural villages, it will also strengthen entire families and communities. The event raised enough fundsContinue reading Passport to Literacy Event Provides Education for Dozens of Women in Mali

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 

Power of the Skirt Event Promotes Women’s Literacy in Mali

By Janice Levi. On March 6, local boutique Carnaby Street Style in Kent, Ohio, hosted a Girls’ Night Out, entitled “Power of the Skirt” in order to raise funds for African Sky’s Women’s Literacy Project. The event was an intimate affair of over twenty ladies who attended in order to learn more about African Sky. Helen McKee,Continue reading Power of the Skirt Event Promotes Women’s Literacy in Mali

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