By 2020, it is estimated that approximately 250,000 Americans will have served as Peace Corps volunteers. As of today, the current number hovers around 230,000, according to Peace Corps’ official website. Find the 250k is a community-driven initiative that seeks to locate, by country, all current and former Peace Corps Volunteers through coordinating specifically with country-affiliate groups on how they might best be able to pursue their own Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) search.
Establishing Communities. Because we understand supporting communities requires collaboration, we are committed to helping country-affiliate groups build the infrastructure and capacity of their organization to locate all of their RPCVs. Not only are we able to send you a comprehensive data list of RPCVs from your country, but we are also offering support for database management and membership outreach through our all-in-one web resource. Web resources, such as NPCA's Community Building Platform (Silkstart), offer technological support to groups for database management, membership outreach, and website design. Community-developed resources, such as the tools listed to the right, ensure sustainability and connects groups with each other to create and maintain more complete membership databases.
Increasing Impact. Country-affiliate groups with a clear, defined purpose are more likely to effect change on causes that matter to their country of service. More active country-affiliate groups help support and develop geographical groups, similar to a trickle down effect. Complete membership databases allow RPCVs to reconnect and stay connected with members from their cohort.
For general inquiries or for information about getting started, please contact our Community Development Fellow, Moriah, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding NPCA's Community Building Platform (SilkStart), please visit this page or contact our Community Technology Systems Coordinator, Ella, at NPCAGroupWebsites@peacecorpsconnect.org