Matthew J Newman
Volunteer: Matthew J Newman
From 2008-2010 Matthew J. Newman was a Community and Economic Development Volunteer for Peace Corps in El Salvador. While in Peace Corps, Newman consulted on sustainable municipal development projects that spanned two mayoral administrations from opposing parties. Newman collaborated with the City Hall of El Porvenir, El Salvador and international non-profit Trees, Water & People on a reforestation initiative that consisted of a tree nursery producing over 40,000 trees annually, eco-friendly/low-emission stoves for over 100 families, the creation of environmental training programs in 6 village schools, and municipal waste management projects benefitting over 8,000 residents, which included the solicitation of a USAID grant. Newman also participated in side projects concerning youth development, small enterprise development, and community organizing.
Currently, Newman is a Program Officer for NACHC’s Community HealthCorps program – the largest health-based AmeriCorps program. Newman’s position focuses on the development and execution of monitoring plans and policies for a portfolio of Community HealthCorps program sites, as well as providing technical assistance and program support. Additionally, Newman serves as lead liaison for NACHC’s partnership with Peace Corps – The Global Health Innovations Initiative.
Contributions from Matthew J Newman
LA CEIBA EL MICO by Matthew J. Newman The Peace Corps’ mission has three simple goals: 1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. 2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. 3. Helping promote a better understanding of the other peoples on the part of Americans. For twenty-seven months, I served as a Community and Economic Development Specialist in Peace Corps El Salvador. I was a foreig...