Our Growing Community
Welcome to our newest affiliate group, Women of Peace Corps Legacy! With a mission to bring Peace Corps women together to serve communities and create a better world for future generations, this group has three goals: to celebrate the ongoing legacy of women of Peace Corps; to inspire commitments to service everywhere; and to expand and mobilize the network to leverage our talent, experience, and wisdom. Please welcome them to our community!
Documenting Your Legacy
Congratulations to Arkadaslar, our "Friends of Turkey" affiliate group. Borrowing on the book of photographs and photo exhibit produced by Friends of Korea a few years back, Arkadaslar reached out to their members to collect their photographic memories. The result, Turkiye: Through Our Eyes, is a beautiful compilation reflecting Peace Corps Volunteer photos taken between 1962 and 1970.
Has your group produced a similar book? Please send us a copy for our growing library and archives!
Monthly NPCA Meet and Greet
Held the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm Eastern and hosted by different NPCA staff members, here is your opportunity to get the latest community news, learn about resources and opportunities and garner tips on how you can capitalize on all this community has to offer. Bring your ideas and questions, too, as there is lots of time for Q&A.
Next up: Wednesday, January 18, hosted by J.M. Ascienzo, Government Relations Officer.
Showcase your group and share your best practices - lead a webinar! Interested? Contact us to learn how.
Grow Your Membership
When one group adds 20 paid members in a flash, we take notice. So, how did New Mexico Peace Corps Association achieve that last month? They contacted NPCA to get language they could post to their community on how to join/renew in our new system.
We're sharing that language (and links) with all groups. Simply fill in your group's name where indicated and send it out. Try it!
Thank you for supporting <<GROUP NAME>>. As you may know, <<GROUP NAME>> is an official affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), an organization dedicated to advocating for a bigger, better Peace Corps and strengthening the Peace Corps community, including groups like ours.
NPCA recently launched a new website – complete with a new online portal and community directory. On your profile, you can add a photo, share your story and send messages to your Peace Corps friends. We encourage you to check it out!
And, going forward, please join and renew your membership through the NPCA’s website. It allows you to be part of the online directory, and you can join more than one group at the same time.
Please follow these steps to renew:
Head to NPCA’s website: www.peacecorpsconnect.org
If you’ve been a member of NPCA in the past, you’ll already be in the system and just need to retrieve your login. To do so, click on “Sign In” and use the “Forgot My Password” link to reset your login information. (Your username is your email address).
Once you’re logged in, hover over the “Connect” tab on the main menu and a pop-up will appear. Click on “Your Membership.”
On the next page, you can select your NPCA engagement plan. There are lots of options, from becoming a free member, subscribing to WorldView magazine or becoming a Mission Partner. In the box below, you’ll be able to select <<GROUP NAME>>. You can just start typing the name, or scroll through the dropdown menu. Select as many affiliate groups as you like!
On the next page, you’ll fill out your payment information and then you’re all set! Thank you for renewing!
If you have never been a member of NPCA before, instead of following the directions above, you can simply click the “Join” button and create a new profile. You’ll still be able to select your NPCA engagement plan and <<GROUP NAME>> as your affiliate.
If you have any trouble with this process, just reach out to email@example.com for assistance.
Thank you for all you do for the Peace Corps community!