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Seven years ago this week, I celebrated my first Fête de la Jeunesse (Youth Day) in Cameroon. Just weeks before, I’d been warmly welcomed by the teachers, students, and parents of Doumbouo, the community where I had come to volunteer as an English teacher. Breaking Ground emerged out of the time I spent in Doumbouo, through the community’s commitment to education, their spirit of entrepreneurship, and their fierce determination. (You can read the full story here.) Current Executive Director Alex Moore joined me there in the year of our founding. She taught 50-year-old school teachers and 12-year-old girls to hold paint brushes for the first time and directed the painting of educational murals in the school’s newly refurbished classrooms.

Four years into our work in Cameroon, when the time came for me to pass on the reins of Breaking Ground’s leadership, Alex took charge. During her tenure as Executive Director, she has helped transform Breaking Ground from a young, emerging entity into a mature and successful organization. Among her many accomplishments, she has reformed and expanded our women’s entrepreneurial program, forged strategic partnerships with local and international organizations, and secured grants from a half dozen foundations. She did all this, and more, while working just 20 hours per week for Breaking Ground.

After nearly three years of dedicated service as our Executive Director, the time has come for Alex to pursue more fully her career as an artist, writer, and educator. Thanks to her successes in fundraising and program development, her departure finds us as an organization ready for a change, too. With two full-time employees in Cameroon, a robust set of programs, and a demanding fundraising and grant-writing portfolio, Breaking Ground’s Board of Directors has decided to invest in the hiring of a full-time Executive Director. We look forward to harnessing the energy, new ideas, and talent of new leadership—and we will be forever grateful for the passion and commitment Alex has poured into our work these past few years.

Please help spread the word about this important opening, and feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the position, our transition, or our programs.

Lindsay Clarke
Founder, Chair of the Board of Directors


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