Mothering Across Continents
  • In 2015 nearly 2,500
    students participated in
    the Walk for Wisdom,
    raising $10,000 for
    books and solar lights
    in South Sudan.

    Get involved in the
    2017-18 Walk for Wisdom.

  • East Mecklenburg High physics teacher Deb Semmler and Mothering Across Continents special projects coordinator Elizabeth Peacock are teaching and training in Rwanda. In June/July 2015, more than 1,000 high school teachers and girl students have opportunities to learn about and practice "purpose-based science" projects.

    Learn more and donate.

    Teaching and training in Rwanda
  • In 2009, the dream of Mothering Across Continents officially became a nonprofit platform for coaching volunteer project catalysts to make a difference. To date, we've served more than 6,000 orphans and vulnerable children around the world and provided global service training and materials to more than 15,000 teachers and students in the US.

    MAC 5-year Anniversary
  • Hundreds of individuals, churches, foundations and schools have helped the Raising South Sudan project build schools and support education. On March 6 we celebrated the project's 5th anniversary at a dinner event featuring honored guest and keynote speaker John Dau.

    Raising South Sudan - Rations of Hope
  • Store for Social Good

    Through the Any1Can Vote campaign, you selected the winning designs painted by students in the Any1Can Project. Our online store features these T-shirts for Social Good and more.

    100% of net proceeds benefit Mothering Across Continents nonprofit projects. Shop now!

    Store for Social Good
  • High Hopes Haiti

    Women's vocational training improves community economies and quality of life. In rural northern Haiti, volunteer project catalyst Courtney Jackson guides a program providing English, computer and business skills training to high school students and young adults.

    High Hopes Haiti
  • Mentoring Mwiko

    In Rwanda, in partnership with donors and the Dreike Scholarship Fund, we support Mwiko Primary School's annual merit scholarship program to send sixth graders to secondary school.

    Mentoring Mwiko
  • Peace

    Our Chief Catalyst and 2012 Rotary Peace Fellow Patricia Shafer co-founded a global youth peace education training program for high school and university students, now co-managed by Director of Global Operations Elizabeth Peacock.

    Patricia Shafer, Rotary Peace Fellow
  • The Global Class
    A unique youth education and leadership development program based on a framework of seven global issues, The Global Class provides:
    • Classroom learning resources
    • Professional development for educators
    • Student leadership training and mentoring
    The Global Class
  • High school students in Charlotte, NC, are asking individuals, schools, churches and civic groups to take a stand for peace in South Sudan as part of the Memes for Peace advocacy project. View their Memes for Peace online gallery.

    Memes for Peace
  • Building Futures

    In 2010, donors co-funded an Early Childhood Center in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa, a region with a high percentage of orphans due to HIV/AIDS. Nonprofit Woza Moya continues its successful, sustainable operations.

    Building Futures

In the News


Myers Park High School student Maddie Harrison and Patricia Shafer interviewed about Memes for Peace initiative on Voice of America
Voice of America, South Sudan in Focus - October 15, 2014

Patton student wins state-wide t-shirt contest, speaks for global change
The News Herald (Morganton, NC) - July 1, 2014

Myers Park students send memes to help South Sudan
The Charlotte Observer - June 21, 2014

Stories of Service: Mothering Across Continents
Global Youth Service Day - March 25, 2014

Providence Day, South Meck students study the 'RISE of Peace'
South Charlotte Weekly - February 21, 2014

Independence students study the 'RISE of Peace'
Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly - February 21, 2014

Patton students stand up for global change
The News Herald (Morganton, NC) - January 17, 2014

T-shirt contest will raise money for South Sudan
Lake Norman News - January 13, 2014


Myers Park high selling T-shirts to help build school in Sudan
The Charlotte Observer - December 28, 2013

Any1Can Installation "T-Shirts for Social Good": Installation Features 36-foot globe
Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance - April 11, 2013

Students paint T-shirts to benefit Sudan school
Salisbury Post - March 21, 2013

Patton event raises awareness of hunger, other issues
The Morganton News Herald - March 19, 2013

Students help turn T-shirts into new school for needy
The Mint Hill Times - March 13, 2013

Students paint T-shirts to help South Sudan
Young Achievers: Charlotte Observer - March 12, 2013

Any1Can: Charlotte students paint hundreds of t-shirts to raise awareness of global issues
CLT Blog - March 12, 2013

Articles of Note

Lubo's Dream: Wake Foresters and a Lost Boy wage 'peace through education' for the new Sudan
Wake Forest Magazine - June 3, 2011

Long Road Home
Charlotte Magazine - June 1, 2011

Mothering the world
Today's Charlotte Woman - May 1, 2010

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A helping hand for South Sudan
The Charlotte Post - March 22, 2012


Lost Boy speaks to Isenberg students
Salisbury Post - June 16, 2011

Lubo's Dream: Wake Foresters and a Lost Boy wage 'peace through education' for the new Sudan
Wake Forest Magazine - June 3, 2011

Long Road Home
Charlotte Magazine - June 1, 2011


Building a Sudan school, one LEGO at a time
Davidson News - December 4, 2010

Mothering the world
Today's Charlotte Woman - May 1, 2010


Mothering Across Continents aims for $100,000
Philanthropy Journal - May 1, 2008


Alumnae Spotlight: Patricia Shafer
University of the Pacific - January 1, 2007