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.
Click 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)
- Ramsey High School in Birmingham, AL (2017)
- Girls, Inc. of Central Alabama in Birmingham, AL (2018): our map with an after-school program
First Outdoor Map at Holy Family Cristo Rey School in Birmingham, AL. Karmie Johnson and Marshall Davidson (April 2017).