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  • Meet National Peace Corps Association's advocacy coordinator and other RPCVs from your area. see more

    Stop by the Panera Bread in Hanover/Parisppany New Jersey, for an informal gathering of the Peace Corps community. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and other members of the Peace Corps community in the Hanover/Parsippany area. Learn more about NPCA activities, including efforts to pass the most important Peace Corps legislation in a generation! Stop by anytime between 1 PM and 3 PM. Stop by if only to say hello, or stay longer if you can. For more information, contact advocacy@peacecorpsconnect.org.

  • NPCA Advocacy Director joins this gathering of the Maine Peace Corps Association see more

    The Maine Peace Corps Association will host a 10:30 AM brunch with NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. Parking is free by the Children’s Garden, and we'll meet up at the large flagpole by the "Bite into Maine" food truck and grab a few picnic tables there.
     

    We'll have some breakfast pastries, a big jug of coffee, and fruit. Please bring along anything you'd like to share as well! For more information contact valeriemarieyoung@gmail.com

  • New York RPCVs needed to help us pass the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act! see more

    National Peace Corps Association Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson will be in Albany for a gathering of the RPCVs of Northeast New York. Learn about the important role you can play to help make sure the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act is passed this year! For details on the gathering, please contact the advocacy coordinator of the NENY RPCVs, Meredith Briere: MeredithLeighStoever@hotmail.com

  • Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson, Connecticut RPCVs Advocacy Coordinator Joan Leonard, and NPCA's Northeast Board Representative Eileen O'Donnell for this mid-day gathering at the Brownstone House Family Restaurant in Guilford. Learn about efforts to pass the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act and find out how you can help. As seating is limited, please RSVP by contacting jonathan@peacecorpsconnect.org

  • Presentation by RPCV4EA, GAP with RESULTS, Project Drawdown see more

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/Climateandpoverty 
     

    This webinar focuses on the intersection of climate solutions, human well-being, and poverty alleviation and examines how we can collectively boost both planetary and human health. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for Environmental Action (RPCV4EA), GAP with RESULTS, and Project Drawdown will facilitate a presentation and panel discussion around challenges and opportunities working at the intersection of climate and poverty, solutions that can contribute to both, and current advocacy opportunities to advance action at this intersection. The webinar will last one hour.

     

    Guest speakers include:

    • Carissa Patrone Maikuri, Program Coordinator, Drawdown Lift, Project Drawdown 
    • Kul Chandra Gautam, Global Development & Policy Expert, former official, UNICEF & UN  
    • Neil Boyer, Program Specialist for Environment, Peace Corps 

     

    Discussions will be informed by a new landmark report, Climate–Poverty Connections: Opportunities for synergistic solutions at the intersection of planetary and human well-being. Published by Project Drawdown, the report provides decision-makers with concrete evidence of how climate solutions can also contribute to meeting human well-being needs and alleviating poverty in rural communities in Africa and South Asia.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/Climateandpoverty 

  • Come and join in our quarterly trail cleanup see more

    Please join NOVA RPCV for our third trail cleanup of 2022!

    We will meet in the parking lot at Glade Pool on the corner of Glade Drive and Soapstone Drive in Reston at 10 AM on Saturday, September 10th. 

    Grabbers and trash bags will be supplied by Reston Association. Everyone should wear gloves and consider wearing masks during this month's cleanup as a precautionary measure. If you do not have a mask or gloves, please contact us prior to the trail clean up at novarpcv@gmail.com and we will ensure some are available.

    Click on the attending button at the top of the page to register.

     

  • NPCA's Advocacy Director gets together with the RPCVs of Northeast Pennsylvania see more

    The next gathering of the Mountain Laurel RPCVs of Northeast Pennsylvania will be a community dinner at Dajudah's Kitchen in Allentown. Meet with NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and other members of the Peace Corps community in the Lehigh Valley area. Learn more about NPCA activities, including efforts to pass the most important Peace Corps legislation in a generation! Limited seating available. Please RSVP with Bruce Whitehouse at brw208@lehigh.edu 

  • Meet up with NPCA Advocacy Director and Bangor area RPCVs. see more

    Stop by the Panera Bread in Bangor, Maine, for an informal gathering of the Peace Corps community. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and other members of the Peace Corps community in the Bangor area. Learn more about NPCA activities, including efforts to pass the most important Peace Corps legislation in a generation! Stop by Central Bagel (33 Central Street) anytime between 8 AM and 10 AM. Stop by if only to say hello, or stay longer if you can. For more information, contact advocacy@peacecorpsconnect

  • Meet up with NPCA Advocacy Director and Plymouth area RPCVs. see more

    Stop by the Panera Bread in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for an informal gathering of the Peace Corps community. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and SE MA Advocacy Coordinator Art Desloges. Join other members of the Peace Corps community in the Plymouth area. Learn more about NPCA activities, including efforts to pass the most important Peace Corps legislation in a generation! Stop by anytime between 8 AM and 10 AM. Stop by if only to say hello, or stay longer if you can. For more information, contact advocacy@peacecorpsconnect.org.

  • Come meet old friends and new at our quarterly gathering and potluck. see more

    Join NOVA RPCV for our Summer Gathering Sunday, August 28th, from 5pm-8pm at the Sterling, VA home of Christine Cipriani Wilson, Ed. D. (Kenya 87-89). This is our quarterly meeting where you can hear updates from the Board on an array of activities.

    We will also have a special program Writing your Peace Corps Story with author Pat Reilly (Liberia 72-75).  Share a story from your Peace Corps experience with us at our Summer Gathering.   For those of you writing your Peace Corps memoirs, we invite you to read part of your work. Limit to 5-7 minutes. Send your 5-7 minute writing excerpt to novarpcv@gmail.com by August 18 if you'd like to share. Poets inspired by their Peace Corps experience are also welcome to share!  Space is limited. 
     

    Pat's work appears in the recently published anthology Never the Same Again: Life, Service & Friendship in Liberia (2022). Pat will share how Friends of Liberia published its anthology with some tips on self-publishing, so you too can get your own Peace Corps memoir published. 

    This event will take place in Sterling, VA at the home of Christine Cipriani Wilson, Ed. D. (Kenya 87-89). The address will be provided after you register.

    This is a potluck, so please bring food and/or beverages to share. 

    We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

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    About our Host Christine Cipriani Wilson, Ed. D. (Kenya 87-89)

    I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, Massai Mara, 1987-1989.  I was an English teacher.  My project was the building of a library facility, stocked shelves and book donations, and student trained librarians. I’m proud to say I returned to my village, Kilgoris, on my 50th bday, 2015.  True Harambee (community) school became a government school and the library continued to serve students through book loans and study area.  I was thrilled to see that Sosio Secondary had in fact survived the test of time.  Massai students who had attended the school were now certified teachers. Even my house saw an improvement with electricity and running water.  

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    NOVARPCV Board of Directors
    Northern Virginia Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (NOVARPCV)

    novarpcv@gmail.com

  • Meet up with NPCA Advocacy Director and Lebanon area RPCVs. see more

    Stop by the Panera Bread in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, for an informal gathering of the Peace Corps community. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and other members of the Peace Corps community in the Lebanon area. Learn more about NPCA activities, including efforts to pass the most important Peace Corps legislation in a generation! Stop by anytime between 8 AM and 10 AM. Stop by if only to say hello, or stay longer if you can. For more information, contact advocacy@peacecorpsconnect.org.

  • Tune into the RPCV Leaders in Action series to gain inspiration from fellow RPCVs see more

    Join us for our weekly podcast featuring select employers, sectors, and topics of interest to the RPCV community. In the RPCV Leaders in action series, hear from inspirational RPCVs who share their career and personal development journeys.

    Want to participate in the live recording of this podcast? Register by clicking the ''attending" button above to receive the Zoom link for the live recording. 

     

    PODCAST HOST: 

    Jodi Hammer is an RPCV (Ecuador, 1994–97), Job Coach, and host of the Global Reentry's Jobs with Jodi Podcast. In her role as Global Reentry Career Support Specialist with NPCA, she develops and delivers individual and group programming to foster Global Reentry's mission of providing career and transitional support to RPCVs worldwide. 

    Need help with your next career opportunity after service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers. 


    We're National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) — a mission-driven social impact organization that encourages and celebrates the lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. NPCA supports a united and vibrant Peace Corps community of nearly a quarter-million individuals — including current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, community partners around the globe, family, and friends — in our efforts to create a better world. Find out more, get the latest news for the Peace Corps community, sign up for our newsletter, and join. Basic membership is free: http://peacecorpsconnect.org

  • Come engage in mini career consults focused on job search & professional development themes! see more

    Join us for Global Reentry's latest offering: Live [Virtual] Career Office Hours, during which you can bring all your questions and get individualized consultation and advice on a variety of topics. These are designed as very small group activities with ample time for  participants to ask questions and engage with the facilitator.

    This week, Career Specialist Jodi Hammer will engage in mini-coaching dialogues with attendees on topics such as professional development and career transition, providing personalized assistance, answering questions, and pointing participants to helpful resources that will assist them in tackling any and all aspects of their career development.

    Register in advance by clicking the 'attending' button above to receive the zoom meeting link.


    FACILITATOR: 

    Jodi Hammer is an RPCV (Ecuador 1994–97), Job Coach, and host of the Global Reentry's Jobs with Jodi Podcast. In her role as Global Reentry Career Support Specialist with NPCA, she develops and delivers individual and group programming to foster Global Reentry's mission of providing career and transitional support to RPCVs worldwide. 

    Need help with your next career opportunity after service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers.

    We're National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) — a mission-driven social impact organization that encourages and celebrates the lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. NPCA supports a united and vibrant Peace Corps community of nearly a quarter-million individuals — including current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, community partners around the globe, family, and friends — in our efforts to create a better world. Find out more, get the latest news for the Peace Corps community, sign up for our newsletter, and join. Basic membership is free: peacecorpsconnect.org

  • Come participate in mini mock interviews to perfect your strategy! see more

    Join Global Reentry for our latest new offering: Live [Virtual] Career Office Hours during which time you can bring all your questions and get individualized advice. In this session, Career Specialist Jodi Hammer will lead practice mini-mock interviews with attendees and provide personalized assistance and answer questions.

    Register in advance to receive the Zoom link by clicking the 'attending' button above.

     

    FACILITATOR: 

    Jodi Hammer is an RPCV (Ecuador, 1994–97), Job Coach, and Host of the Jobs with Jodi Podcast. In her role as Global Reentry Career Services Specialist with NPCA, she develops and delivers individual and group programming to foster Global Reentry's mission of providing career and transitional support to RPCVs worldwide.

    Need help with your next career opportunity after service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers.

    We're National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) — a mission-driven social impact organization that encourages and celebrates the lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. NPCA supports a united and vibrant Peace Corps community of nearly a quarter-million individuals — including current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, community partners around the globe, family, and friends — in our efforts to create a better world. Find out more, get the latest news for the Peace Corps community, sign up for our newsletter, and join. Basic membership is free: http://peacecorpsconnect.org 

  • Come participate in mini career coaching: Cover Letter & Resume Critiques see more

    Join us for Global Reentry's newest offering: Live [Virtual] Career Office Hours, during which you can bring all your questions and get individualized consultation and advice on a variety of career topics.

    This week, Career Specialist Jodi Hammer will engage in cover letter and resume critiques as well as mini-coaching dialogues with attendees, providing personalized assistance and advice on best ways to format and word your materials to have maximum impact. 
    Don't miss this intimate opportunity for constructive feedback and valuable insight as you work to create the most impactful cover letter & resume for your job hunt.

    Register in advance by clicking the "attending" button above to receive the zoom meeting link.


    FACILITATOR: 

    Jodi Hammer is an RPCV (Ecuador 1994–97), Job Coach, and host of the Global Reentry's Jobs with Jodi Podcast. In her role as Global Reentry Career Support Specialist with NPCA, she develops and delivers individual and group programming to foster Global Reentry's mission of providing career and transitional support to RPCVs worldwide.  

    Need help with your next career opportunity after service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers.

    We're National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) — a mission-driven social impact organization that encourages and celebrates the lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. NPCA supports a united and vibrant Peace Corps community of nearly a quarter-million individuals — including current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, community partners around the globe, family, and friends — in our efforts to create a better world. Find out more, get the latest news for the Peace Corps community, sign up for our newsletter, and join. Basic membership is free: peacecorpsconnect.org

  • An opportunity to get live [virtual] feedback and answers to your many career questions see more

    Join Global Reentry for our Live [Virtual] career office hours during which time you can bring your questions and get individualized advice from Career Specialist Jodi Hammer. In this open topic session, she will provide mini coaching to attendees on topics requested in the moment, such as networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and how to make the best of the upcoming Peace Corps career fair on September 14.

    Register in advance to receive the Zoom link by clicking the 'attending' button above.

     

    FACILITATOR: 

    Jodi Hammer is an RPCV (Ecuador, 1994–97), Job Coach, and Host of the Jobs with Jodi Podcast. In her role as Global Reentry Career Services Specialist with NPCA, she develops and delivers individual and group programming to foster Global Reentry's mission of providing career and transitional support to RPCVs worldwide.

    Need help with your next career opportunity after service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers.

    We're National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) — a mission-driven social impact organization that encourages and celebrates the lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. NPCA supports a united and vibrant Peace Corps community of nearly a quarter-million individuals — including current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, community partners around the globe, family, and friends — in our efforts to create a better world. Find out more, get the latest news for the Peace Corps community, sign up for our newsletter, and join. Basic membership is free: http://peacecorpsconnect.org 

  • Drop in for mini career coaching: Resume Critiques and Q&A see more

    Join us for our newest offering from NPCA's Global Reentry Program: [Virtual] Career Office Hours, where you can bring your questions and get individualized consultation and advice on a variety of career topics.

    This week, Global Reentry Career Services Specialist Jodi Hammer will engage in resume critiques and one-on-one mini-coaching with Volunteers, providing personalized assistance and advice on best ways to format and word your resume. 
    Don't miss this intimate opportunity for constructive feedback and valuable insight as you work to create the most impactful resume for your job hunt.

    Register in advance by clicking the "attending" button above to receive the zoom meeting link.


    FACILITATOR: 

    Jodi Hammer is an RPCV (Ecuador 1994–97), Job Coach, and host of the Global Reentry's Jobs with Jodi Podcast. In her role as Global Reentry Career Support Specialist with NPCA, she develops and delivers individual and group programming to foster Global Reentry's mission of providing career and transitional support to RPCVs worldwide. 

    Need help with your next career opportunity after service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers.

    We're National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) — a mission-driven social impact organization that encourages and celebrates the lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. NPCA supports a united and vibrant Peace Corps community of nearly a quarter-million individuals — including current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, community partners around the globe, family, and friends — in our efforts to create a better world. Find out more, get the latest news for the Peace Corps community, sign up for our newsletter, and join. Basic membership is free: peacecorpsconnect.org

  • Start the Fall season off right with the BARPCV New Members Party! see more

    There's no better way to welcome Fall than with the BARPCV New Members Party!  Whether you are new to Boston or not, come enjoy the opportunity to reconnect in person.

    At this event, hosted in the backyard of RPCV David Sears at 4 Jay Street in Cambridge, you can mingle with current BARPCVs, welcome new RPCVs to Boston, and learn about upcoming BARPCV events. Thank you to David Sears for graciously opening his backyard to BARPCV for this occasion.

    To get there: Jay Street is within walking distance of the Central Square T Station on the Red Line. If you are driving, a limited number of temporary parking permits will be available at the sign-in table to put in your car for neighborhood street parking. Alternatively, there is metered parking in Central Square.

    Please note that due to COVID-19 this event will be outdoors-only (with the exception of use of the indoor restroom if needed), and there is a possibility the event may be cancelled due to rain. Keep an eye on our website/Facebook page for updates a week before the event, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We ask that you please follow CDC health guidelines and respect one another's safety.

  • Ever wonder how people get a joint project leveraging Rotary and Peace Corps off the ground? see more

    Hear from those who have planned and implemented successful Rotary-Peace Corps Partnership projects. Features three projects that demonstrate the design of a joint Rotary-PC project. This will be an interview-style webinar geared toward addressing the critical details to begin a Rotary-Peace Corps Partnership project. This is the main event of the week on International Peace Day. Please check out our event page for a standalone write up on our website and any taped videos and on social media.  

  • Join us for a discussion of the background and current status of Peace on the Ground. see more

    This session provides background and current status on the theme for this week, Peacebuilding on the Ground, through a dynamic discussion to kick off our exciting week where you are sure to find inspiration for your own projects. 

    Peter Kyle, former RI Director, will highlight key pieces of the history of peacebuilding within Rotary and Chic Dambach, RPCV and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will highlight the same within Peace Corps history. They will compare and contrast the two organizations and turn the discussion to the present, including what they have been involved with recently.

    They will hand off the discussion to Ana and Keevon to address how peace is present in their current work building peace on the ground. How do they see this in action today? What are their thoughts on this topic in general?

    Ana Cutter Patel will speak to her 25 years of ongoing peacebuilding on the ground with Frontline Defenders, of being a  UN Representative for the Rotary Representative Network, service as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and Peace Fellow. Keevon Baten will speak about peacebuilding today from his experience with Rotary Youth Exchange and as a Peace Corps Volunteer and active Rotaractor. 

    The four panelists will speak to the strategies/factors they see leading to peacebuilding today.

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