For the past five years, I have been actively involved in spreading awareness about the annual, AKF USA-sponsored Partnership Walk. AKF USA is an amazing organization that focuses on “seeking sustainable solutions to poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with special emphasis on the needs of resource-poor areas” and "bringing valuable lessons to the attention of policymakers and others whose decisions affect the lives of the poor." (www.akdn.org) Every year, AKF USA sponsors the “Partnership Walk” in 5 major cities in America; it is a unique and exciting opportunity for Americans to “act locally and make an impact globally,” (www.partnershipwalk.org/usa/content) since a full 100% of all the funds raised during the walk are given directly to AKF’s projects in the developing world. Basically, you can register to walk online at http://www.partnershipwalk.org/usa/content/stepintoaction/walk.html, get people to sponsor your efforts to stop global poverty (an easy task, let me assure you…), and walk the Walk! So you’re not much of a walker? No worries…you can also make a difference by creating a project to showcase at the Partnership Walk’s “Village In Action,” a collection of interactive exhibits which highlight the positive impacts that AKF has made on the developing world. In the past, students have come up with fun and informative ways to present AKF’s projects like improving pre-schools in East Africa, building safe water & sanitation projects in Pakistan, immunization programs in India, microfinance programs, and environmental conservation and natural resource management, just to name a few. This year, the Partnership Walk will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2007 in Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles, and on Saturday, November 10, 2007 in Atlanta and Houston. Please join me in this effort to stop global poverty!Get sponsors, Walk the Walk, Volunteer for the Village in Action! This year's theme is *Innovative Solutions to Create Hope and Opportunity* "In a world where borders matter less and less, we must realize that all parts must be in good shape for the world to run smoothly."