In this interview I had the opportunity to chat with Liz Fanning, founder of CorpsAfrica. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco in the early 1990’s, Liz went on to be involved in numerous service organizations, nationally and internationally.
Modeled after the successful Peace Corps program, CorpsAfrica will recruit men and women from developing countries of Africa to move to high-poverty communities within their own country. Each volunteer will stay in a host community for one year to create and support small projects that eliminate barriers to economic growth and prosperity.
Listen as Liz and I discuss national service and the role of nonprofits in Africa, as well as being “part of the solution” by working with local citizens to affect change in communities. CorpsAfrica will start training the next generation of leaders in Africa soon.
About Liz Fanning
Liz, CorpsAfrica’s founding executive director, has more than 20 years of leadership, fundraising and marketing experience at non-profit organizations that focus on public education, community empowerment, environmental preservation, and international development. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Morocco 1993-95) in the High Atlas Mountains, where she lived in a small Berber village and worked on environmental sustainability projects. Liz has worked in leadership roles for a wide range of non-profit organizations.