Affiliate Group News

Latest Updates

 

Affiliate Group Support for Evacuated RPCVs

Thank you to NPCA Affiliate Groups for stepping up to support the more than 7,000 Peace Corps Volunteers evacuated from their service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you participated in our Virtual Town Hall meetings on March 18 and 19, including a capacity crowd for the first one. Thank you. We are proud to be part of a community that is showing such an outpouring of support and responsiveness during this time. Visit this page for questions posed during those town halls, and know that we are working diligently to develop additional information that captures all of the verbal questions and responses in those meetings as well. Thank you so much for your continued support.

 


Serve your Community as Affiliate Group Network Coordinator

NPCA is seeking individuals to serve on the NPCA Board of Directors. We have a particular interest in candidates with extensive experience in fundraising and/or finance, and who bring new resources, partnerships, and expertise, especially in membership development and non-profit law. Seats up for election in 2020 include:

  • Affiliate Group Network Coordinator

  • Member-elected Directors for
    • Two geographic divisions: Southern Tier, West
    • One country of service division: Asia and the Pacific

This is a tremendous opportunity to serve your affiliate group community and the broader Peace Corps community.


Learn more and start the process with your expression of interest.


Do you know a Peace Corps Kid? 

Julie Early Sifuentes, founder of the affiliate group Peace Corps Kids, is looking for people and families to participate in a book project. Julie, whose father served in Peru in the 1960's and whose mother is Peruvian, started Peace Corps Kids to build community among multicultural people and families who have come together through the Peace Corps experience. So far, the group has members who have family roots in 21 countries. 

The book will be a compilation of essays, interviews, and photos that reflect the experiences of multicultural people and families that were born through the Peace Corps experience. You can see some examples of these stories at www.peacecorpskids.com and on Instagram @peacecorpskids. 

Please pass this information along to people and families who might be interested and encourage them to participate. You can contact Julie at julie@peacecorpskids.com if you have any questions or are interested in being part of the project. 


Micro-Loans for your Peace Corps Communities

TCP Global is looking to partner with RPCVs and affiliate groups to share their successful and sustainable micro-loan model to expand the program into your country.
 

How It Works

Using the TCP Global model, loans are administered through organizations already working at the grassroots level in health, education, empowerment, etc. RPCVs with connections to small communities identify effective organizations and, assisted by TCP Global, help them establish small, zero-overhead, sustainable micro-loan programs to serve communities in perpetuity. By increasing the income of their clients, TCP Global partners find they are able to better achieve their primary mission goals. In addition to providing the entrepreneurs an alternative to exorbitant interest rates charged by daily lenders, TCP Global also strengthens the grassroots partner by providing them a steady revenue stream of interest earnings, which they can use to fund community projects.
 

What You Can Expect

TCP Global is ready to offer micro-loans to RPCVs and "Friends of" groups, and share their tools, resources, and mentor, at no cost, any friends-of group interested in establishing micro-loan programs for their country. TCP also does the fundraising through the NPCA Community Fund.

Interested? Contact Helene Dudley

Note for groups in the Americas: Thanks to funding from an anonymous donor and a tentative agreement with the Whole Planet Foundation, TCP Global has matching funds for a pilot program. Contact Helene for more information.

Learn More

 


Divisional Board Directors

Reach out to the director in your division and add them to your email distribution list. In fact, you may already have them on your list, as we transfer the permanent emails as directors change. Add groups@peacecorpsconnect.org (which goes to NPCA staff working with groups) and npcaglf@peacecorpsconnect.org (which goes to the Affiliate Group Network Coordinator, to be elected in spring 2020), then the director for your division:

Nikole Allen (Northeast U.S.)
npcanortheast@peacecorpsconnect.org

Tom Potter (Southern Tier U.S.)
npcasouth@peacecorpsconnect.org

Keith Beck (West U.S.)
npcawest@peacecorpsconnect.org

Mary Owen (Upper Midwest U.S.)
npcamidwest@peacecorpsconnect.org

Evelyn Ganzglass (MidAtlantic and Nationwide U.S.)
npcamidatlantic@peacecorpsconnect.org

Elizabeth Genter-Barrett (Europe, North & East Africa)
npcaeuropeneafrica@peacecorpsconnect.org

Faith Van Gilder (West, Central and Southern Africa)
npcawcsafrica@peacecorpsconnect.org

Katie Long (The Americas)
npcaamericas@peacecorpsconnect.org

Jed Meline (Asia and the Pacific)
npcaasiapacific@peacecorpsconnect.org


See the Full List of Board Directors

 


Update Your Group Profile

NPCA's online Affiliate Group Directory is a great way for potential new members to find and learn more about your group! Visit it here, find your group, and if needed, make updates. Watch the video below to learn how. 

 

Contact Us

Have news to share or would like to see your update on this page? Do you have questions? Email us!
groups@peacecorpsconnect.org

Webinars

Did you miss these webinars? Click on the links to learn more and view the recordings.

Have a topic to suggest? Want to lead a webinar? Contact NPCA.

NPCA Staff Calendar

We love meeting groups! Do you have an event coming up that you'd like one of us to attend? Invite us!

Be sure to add your group events to the community calendar!

Groups That Are Forming

North and/or South Dakota - Contact Tammie Harris
DakotaRPCVs@gmail.com

Need some help forming a group or recruiting members? Contact us!

Groups Recruiting New Leadership

Friends of Benin
Contact Jake Strickler jake.strickler@gmail.com

Do you need some assistance getting your group up and running? Contact us!