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NPCA is thrilled to welcome Shriver Leaders Circle members to our 2024 Shriver Leadership Summit, which convenes key stakeholders of our Peace Corps community.

The Summit begins with a Capitol Hill reception on Thursday evening, March 7, where we will celebrate our Capitol Hill Advocacy Day. The summit continues with sessions on Friday, March 8.

Our venue again for this year is the Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Place NW, Washington, DC 20008)

We are working with the RPCVs of Washington, DC group to plan a welcome happy hour the night before on Capitol Hill. We hope to see you there! 

Dinner: You are also invited to join small groups of NPCA staff and Board Directors for dinner options in the Dupont Circle area immediately following the Summit. More details will be sent to those registering for the Summit. 


Also, you are invited to join us for our day-long Capitol Hill Advocacy Day on March 7.




8:30 – 9:00: Check in and welcome (coffee and refreshments)
9:00 – 10:15: Updates from NPCA Board and Staff (followed by Q&A)
10:15 – 11:15: Visions Beyond Divisions (Panel)
  • Carla Brown (Moderator), RPCV Comoros, NPCA Board
  • Lisa Convery-Lopez, RPCV Guatemala, NPCA Board
  • Bridget Davis, RPCV Thailand, NPCA Board
  • Katrina Mathis, RPCV Guinea, Nonprofit Leader
  • Michael Roman, RPCV Kiribati, NPCA Board
11:15 – 11:30: Break
11:45 – 12:30: A Chat with Peace Corps Deputy Director, David White, Jr (followed by Q&A)
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch with Leaders
  • Lunch presentation from the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience
1:30 – 2:00: Keynote remarks on National Service with Shirley Sagawa
2:00 – 3:00: Panel Discussion: Appealing to the next generation of Peace Corps and National Service applicants
  • Shirley Sagawa, Moderator
  • Ken Goodson, AmeriCorps NCCC
  • Sarah Flammang, Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation
  • Jody Olsen, Women of Peace Corps Legacy
3:00 – 3:15: Break
3:15 – 3:45: Worldview – Now more than a magazine!
3:45 – 4:15: RPCV Groups at Work (Updates from a few key leaders on their initiatives)
4:15 – 4:40: Closing discussions (Open forum)
4:40 – 5:00: Perspectives on Philanthropy
5:00: Adjourn

We are very excited that the new Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, David E. White Jr. (pictured), will be joining us in representing Peace Corps at the summit. Read the statement from Director Carol Spahn on the Senate confirmation of White.

Shirley Sagawa (pictured) will also be joining us. She is described by the Tobias Leadership Center as a “national expert on children and youth policy” and “has been called a ‘founding mother of the modern service movement’ for her work on national service.” Read more on her profile here.

Ken Goodson (pictured) will be speaking as well. Goodson is director of AmeriCorps NCCC, an AmeriCorps program that recruits young adults to serve in 9-10 month and summer service terms focused on meeting national and community priorities across the nation. He oversees the operations and management of AmeriCorps NCCC, the NCCC FEMA Corps program, the newly launched AmeriCorps NCCC Forest Corps program, and AmeriCorps’ Disaster Services Unit. Read more.

From Tunisia as a Peace Corps Volunteer to Washington as the Director of the Peace Corps in the last administration, Jody Olsen (pictured) presents an insider’s view of this national treasure.
Read more.

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