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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Afghanistan

 Afghanistan is everywhere you look – and not in the way you would expect. From Carnegie Hall and The Daily Show to the Oscars and the Grammy’s, Afghan artists and opinion-leaders are suddenly high profile. They are showcasing the best of

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El Salvador

Panelists discuss Bpeace’s work in El Salvador at last week’s Young Professionals event in NYC. From left: Marvin Fuentes, Mary Stycos, and Marla Gitterman, with Claudia Barriere on screen from El Salvador. 

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Afghanistan

It's been eight months since Abdul Rashid Reshad travelled to the U.S.  on the Bpeace Apprentice Road Trip.  Since returning home to Afghanistan, he has transformed his for-profit vocational school and it was recently accredited by the A

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El Salvador

Claudia B.M. – Santa Tecla, Food Processing.  80 employees.

Claudia is at the helm of a family-owned business that produces packaged spices and ethnic/fruit drink powders.

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Rwanda

We took time off this past August from our jobs at the Council on Foreign Relations to embark on an exploratory research project for Bpeace to investigate the budding film industry in Rwanda.

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Rwanda

Ashley Harden and Ann-Elise Francis have taken two weeks off from their jobs at the Council on Foreign Relations to find out.  They arrive in Rwanda today and will be interviewing filmmakers, producers and distributors to determine whether Bp

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Afghanistan

Bpeace Advocates are a rare breed.  Part skill-based volunteer and part business coach, they offer specific and often technical advisory remotely through email and Skype.  Advocates bring knowledge and generosity to help a Bpeace Afghan

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Afghanistan

In April 2012, 11 Bpeace Afghan Fast Runners apprenticed on the job at 33 Host Companies in 12 states for the Bpeace Apprentice Road Trip (BART).

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Skillanthropists

Since 2004, Bpeacers have logged 1.8 million miles traveling to Afghanistan, Rwanda and El Salvador and have spent 1,321 days in the field on Bpeace expeditions!

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