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Community Spotlight: Melvin P. Foote

By: Jalen McNeal I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Melvin P. Foote, who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), a pioneer in the field of African Affairs, the President and CEO of Constituency for Africa, and an impassioned world traveler– specifically to the continent of Africa, where he focuses on creating and implementing … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Leslie Jean-Pierre

By: Jalen McNeal In recognition of Black History Month, I interviewed the founder of Little Black Village, Leslie Jean-Pierre. I have had the privilege of learning about Leslie’s volunteer and travel experiences through the Little Black Village website and initiatives, and I felt he would be the perfect interviewee to answer some questions I had … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Dionte Driskell

By: Jalen McNeal Dionte Driskell is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), Morehouse graduate, business owner, and avid traveler. I had the opportunity to interview Dionte on his Peace Corps experience and how it has given breath to his current lifestyle as a Rwandan resident, stress-free entrepreneur, agriculturalist, and adventurer. Following his graduation from Morehouse … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Addison DeMoss

 Black and Abroad: Thoughts From a Solitary Traveler   By: Addison DeMoss Walking through my Bairro in Mozambique during a relatively brisk evening, I decided to have a quick  drink before returning home and settling down. At this stage, I had been fairly integrated into my  community for nearly one year, but there is always someone … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Byron L. Williams

“Colder than a polar bear’s toenails” was a line from the famous Outkast song that immediately flew to the front of my mind when my wife and I learned we were chosen to be Education sector volunteers in Ukraine, Eastern Europe. We knew it was going to be quite an adjustment for our Las Vegas, … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Isaac Eaves

I translated my passion for service and interest in international travel into service as Peace Corps Volunteer. Continue reading

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