CorpsAfrica is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011 to provide an opportunity for Africans to serve as “Peace Corps Volunteers” in their own countries. CorpsAfrica applies the newest and best approaches to international development, including empowering local communities, promoting collaboration among NGOs, monitoring and impact evaluation. The model is smart, efficient, produces short-term and long-term results and can be replicated and scaled up throughout Africa – and beyond. We will recruit men and women to move to high-poverty communities within their own countries and initiate projects that fulfill key needs in their communities and whose impact and success can be carefully measured and monitored.
We strongly believe that CorpsAfrica can serve as a model for public service and community development in Africa, as well as NGO collaboration, youth empowerment, targeted employment training, impact evaluation and transparency. We believe further that Americans would give more generously to issues of poverty in the developing world if they had a better understanding of where the money is going, how it is being used, and what impact it has on the lives of the people in need. CorpsAfrica is committed to encouraging American philanthropy toward African poverty.