Mothering Across Continents
  • 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.

    Contribute to our GlobalGiving campaign as a jumpstart to the next 5 years.

    MAC 5-year Anniversary
  • In April, five schools and an estimated 3,000 students will raise funds for education in South Sudan through our annual Any1Can Walk for Wisdom. Support their efforts at

    Any1Can Walk for Wisdom
  • 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
  • oMaSM

    Proceeds from ecologically, socially responsible jewelry line – oMa: Passport for Purpose – help fund Mothering Across Continents and its projects.

    oMa Display
  • 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 and add your voice to the movement by signing a virtual postcard.

    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

About Mothering Across Continents

Project Catalysts Karen Puckett and Judy Maves
Karen Puckett & Judy Maves
Raising South Sudan
Project Catalysts
Lauren James
Lauren James, High Hopes Haiti
Project Originator

A growing number of people, particularly women, want to make a difference in the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world.

Mothering Across ContinentsSM (MAC) is a 501c3 non-profit through which volunteer "catalysts" receive consulting, coaching and mentoring to develop dream projects that help raise tomorrow's leaders. We've launched and supported projects in four continents.

Projects begin when a potential catalyst approaches Mothering Across Continents with a grass-roots idea that needs focus and a strategy, or, we discover a worthy project and invite someone with passion and commitment to guide it. Projects:

  • Take place in an impoverished location
  • Begin with a pilot and "seed" funding
  • Revolve around: education, nutrition, health, joy and peace
  • Are monitored to achieve dramatic results and become models