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As part of our mission statement, Greater Birmingham RPVCs have working with local schools on map projects for over 15 years.  The National Peace Corps Association highlighted our projects in a 2014 blog post, Peace Corps 360: Bringing a Service Project Back to the United States.

gbrpcv_3_tnClick here for directions on how to complete a map project in your community.

Other resources include this webinar by RPCV Karmie Johnson about how to do a map project (November 16, 2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv9FX4mb7cY.

And look at this… the GBRPCV is Peace Corps famous!  They have a whole tool kit for map projects based on what we do: http://files.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/RPCV%20Activity%20Toolkit-Map%20Mural%20Project.pdf.

Here is a list of our map projects to date:

  • Wylam School (1999)
  • Wilson Elementary School (2001)
  • Whatley Elementary School (2003)
  • Gibson Elementary School (2004)
  • Africa only, at EPIC Elementary School (2005)
  • Brighton Elementary School, plus one on canvas that went to Japan (2006)
  • North Shelby Library (2007)
  • Camp McDowell (2010)
  • Central Park (2011)
  • Minor Community School (2012)
  • Adamsville Elementary School (2013)
  • West Jefferson Elementary School (2014)
  • BAMA Kids AfterSchool Program in Camden, AL (2015)
  • Norwood Elementary School (2016)
  • Holy Family Cristo Rey School in Birmingham, AL (2017)

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First Outdoor Map at Holy Family Cristo Rey School in Birmingham, AL. Karmie Johnson and Marshall Davidson (April 2017).

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