CWA was borne out of the goal of 'caring for others' both locally and globally. Cross World Africa, Inc. (CWA), started as the 'Kip Keino Foundation - USA' in an effort to highlight the work that is being done by Dr. Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino in Eldoret, Kenya. Beginning in 2007, CWA's outreach grew to include small villages throughout the Great Rift Valley. Today, the foundation conducts a multitude of projects in Kenya's urban and rural communities, with the goal of defeating global inequality through entrepreneurship, education and public health. Community development creates opportunity for individuals, and with opportunity comes hope. CWA is committed to making hope a reality.   


Cross World Africa Board President

Eric D. Garvin


Cross World Africa Directors

Executive Director

Associate Director

Assistant Director 


Cross World Africa Board Members

Debi Alves

Derek Alvez

Rei Thompson


CWA Testimonials

A series of short videos featuring the inspiring team members who helped forward the CWA mission across East Africa. 

Russel Dinkins, Princeton University Graduate, Ivy League Middle Distance Runner

Giavanni Alves, University of Pennsylvania Student

Eric Garvin, Cross World Africa Board Member

William McFall, Cornell University Graduate, Ivy League Middle Distance Runner

Eric Eugene Garvin, Maryland University Law School Graduate

Robert Johnson, Founder of Letsrun.com and former Cornell University Track Coach


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