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Wendy Cross
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Wendy Cross is the Program Director for NextAid, a Los Angeles-based NGO working in Africa to develop and fund sustainable development projects benefiting vulnerable children and women. In this role, she spent two years living in South Africa to oversee the construction of an eco-village children’s home and community center and launching a program to support a community-based project for street youth and vulnerable girls in Kenya. Wendy received a master’s in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Community Development Management from SIT Graduate Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Production from Chapman University. Wendy recently worked at The Global Fund for Children in Washington, DC as a Grant Writer. Now based in San Francisco, Wendy oversees NextAid’s current Africa program initiatives in maternal health, education, and micro-enterprise, as well as supports the organization’s fundraising and communications.

Blog Entries by Wendy Cross

A Community Response to Girls' Education in Kibera

Posted August 1, 2011 | 20:37:00 (EST)

2011-08-01-Kiberagirlsext.jpgBuried deep inside the sprawling maze of Kibera, sub-Saharan Africa's largest slum, you'll find a hidden gem. Much more than a school, Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) is a beacon of hope and opportunity for its beneficiaries, and a stellar example of...

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Understanding the AIDS Epidemic in Africa

Posted December 24, 2010 | 13:10:33 (EST)

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[Photo by: Wendy Cross]

Another World AIDS Day has come and gone. This day serves as a call to action to remember the millions of people in communities all around the world that are affected by HIV and AIDS.

However,...

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