Commitment for a Lifetime


Princeton in Africa has great pride in our global community of alumni. For more than 23 years, Princeton in Africa has helped future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. You are now joining this invaluable network of nearly 700 alumni. Welcome to a community of like-minded people who have lived on the African continent, who challenge one another to engage respectfully, who continue to be the soft power of U.S. Africa relations, and who are dedicated to encouraging and reinforcing each other’s aspirations. 

Stay connected 
There are many ways to stay connected with Princeton in Africa. Please update your contact information in your Profile and VITALS form in Connect or email us at In addition, we periodically host events or share opportunities to connect with others in your area.    

Attend Princeton in Africa events
Princeton in Africa hosts several virtual or in-person events in the United States and Africa, bringing together experts or alumni. Spread the word and join us.

We send periodic newsletters to a global network of over 3,000 friends, partners, alumni, fellows, staff, and colleagues. Subscribe to the newsletter here.

Share Impact
Princeton in Africa thrives because of your story. Please share the story of the impact of your program on your personal life or professional career. You can send us your stories at, participate in our alumni surveys, or share them publicly and tag Princeton in Africa. Alumni also amplify our work to their personal and professional networks. For example, we’ve had alumni speak of us on CNN, reference us in their bestseller books, or connect us to professional development networks for recruitment.

Help us extend the impact of our program and initiatives. Your generous gift will touch the lives of Fellows, Host Organizations, Alumni, and the communities we work in. Please consider joining the annual alumni matching campaign or setting up recurring monthly donation-in ways big or small here.

Volunteer Time
Princeton in Africa maintains a preeminent Fellowship program due to the rigor and commitment of this alumni network. Alumni volunteer in several ways, such as joining the Alumni Board, volunteering time to join the diligent review and interview process for new Fellows, connecting Princeton in Africa with potential host organizations, serving as a mentor in the formal mentorship program with current Fellows, or speaking at Princeton in Africa events.

Africa Engagement 
There are many ways to stay connected with Africa through Princeton in Africa. Alumni can donate to organizations in Africa, volunteer skills to African organizations within our network, and contribute directly to PiAf to sponsor Fellows working at African organizations.

Jobs Network (PiAf Alumni Google Group)
This group is for Princeton in Africa Alumni to connect, share information about jobs, events, and conferences related to Africa and international development, and seek advice on topics ranging from housing to grad school. Use this resource!

Alumni Mini-Grants 
Alumni can apply for mini-grants for relief or support for professional, academic, personal, etc. needs. Needs can include learning and development opportunities (entrepreneurial expenses, professional courses, graduate school applications or exams), alumni projects (software or hardware for technical or creative needs, spiritual or empowerment retreats), and activities that improve Alumni’s capacity and development interests (training or certifications, attending conferences, workshops). 

Work with Princeton in Africa
Join us in helping future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. We hire full-time staff from the Princeton in Africa network. Please don’t hesitate to apply when an opportunity arises on the team. Keep yourself updated by following our LinkedIn page and checking our Open Positions page on our website.