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Rwanda

The reality of beautiful Rwanda is marred by 20-year-old images of genocide. To change perceptions, Bpeace developed RwandaFilm.org with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Inflatable Film. The site is a marketplace where internati

Corporate Partnership

The 13 Central American business owners (nine Salvadorans and four Guatemalans) had no idea just how favorably the next month would impact their businesses, when they landed in New York at midnight on May 9, 2014.  T

Events

Oh, what a night! From the regal ambiance of the historic Capitale, venue for this year’s annual Bpeace Gala, to the post-dinner “Happy” flashmob, full of Bpeacers showing off their best dance moves, the 2014 Gala was truly a night to rememb

Afghanistan

Skiing in Afghanistan — who would have imagined? At least that is what I thought when I first learned about the Afghan Ski Challenge.  Since 2011, the Bamyan Ski Club has been hosting the annual “Afghan Ski Challenge,” a backcountry ski

Corporate Partnership

Bpeace has worked with many Host Companies over the years including PwC, NBC Universal, Etsy, Bumble & bumble, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and 100 more. Here are their tips on how to create a satisfying experience for their staff and for the visiting

Rwanda

Of the four countries Bpeace works in today, Rwanda has the smallest Bpeace presence.  But that wasn't always the case.  In our early years, Rwanda was Bpeace's obsession, and over the past 12 years we have delivered some innovative serv

Events

More than a merit badge, yet not as grand as a Nobel Peace Prize, Bpeace's Volunteer Excellence Recognition Awards (VERAs) are our tribute to volunteers who significantly accelerated the growth of our Fast Runners or helped strengthen Bpeace.

Events

Not many people would cycle 50 miles in an unfamiliar town peppered with steep hills, especially if they hadn’t been on a bike in years. But when you are inspired and committed like Justin Kitchens, those are minor obstacles.

Skillanthropists

Two Bpeace volunteers, Kimberly Smithson-Abel, a business development and HR specialist from Texas, and Shankar Lakhavani, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and manufacturing specialist from Pennsylvania, spent a week in El Salvador advising Sevi

Events

Cycling means something different for everyone. For me, pedaling on my bike means freedom. As soon as I mount my bike, clip my shoes into my pedals and start moving, I am free and alive. I bike across the land to wherever my bike will lead me. I a

Afghanistan

This is the story of how one woman’s vision became reality. The non-profit business volunteer network Bpeace connected us to Latifa as mentors, business advocates and pro bono consultants. Since 2009, we have been eyewitnesses to her passion to

Events

Roslyn Jaffe wanted to change the way women shopped. In an effort to make fashion affordable, she opened the first dressbarn store in Stamford, Connecticut. Bpeace honors dressbarn founder Roslyn Jaffe with the Bpeace Pioneer Gamechanger Award. dr

Events

When Bpeace was ready to enter Afghanistan in 2004, we needed money. Our friends and partners at that time – Women for Afghan Women – pointed us to a grant opportunity at the U.S. State Department.

Events

We needed more than a map to find Rwanda and Afghanistan in our early days. UN Women was Bpeace’s Lewis & Clark and Christopher Columbus. We are proud to present UN Women with the Bpeace Pioneer Gamechanger Award.

Events

We wanted something very special to present to our Bpeace Pioneer Gamechangers at our Gala celebrating Bpeace’s 10th Anniversary. Sculptor Anne Kellett rose to the challenge.