Yes, the idea has been in the works for several months now and RPCV/W was part of the early planning. It hit the doldrums last spring, but now one or the other or both establishments might just come into being. The trigger event is a new website that’s up and running about Peace Corps House: www.peacecorpshouse.org.
The 2016 Peace Corps Connect National Conference is coming up, and we're calling on our members to help with final preparations.
Health equity is based on the premise that all lives anywhere in the world have equal value: one RPCV's quest to help eradicate Polio
Throughout the centuries, the world is a much better place than it once was. People are wealthier and healthier yet vast inequalities still exist between people and nations. The fight against Polio is an example of this existing global health inequality.
Last week, we held an information session for members who are interested in joining the Board of Directors or just want to learn more about how RPCV/W is run and how they can get involved. This blog post covers some of the topics we discussed.
Happy Pride Month! Every June, people across the country (and world, quite honestly) gather this month to celebrate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - widely considered the single most important event leading up to the modern LGBT rights and liberation movement. During Pride month, I invite you to learn more about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association (LGBT RPCV).
For the 31st year in a row, members of the Peace Corps Community gathered at the gravesite of the founder of the Peace Corps to honor his legacy and keep his memory alive.
Friends, family, and his neighborhood community are very saddened by the passing of Michael Feldstein. Mike passed away in his home in Washington D.C. April 13, surrounded by friends and neighbors.
In honor of Peace Corps Week 2016, RPCVs(&Friends)@DOL is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the newest Federal agency to be recognized as an Employer of National Service! Employers of National Service connects Peace Corps and AmeriCorps with employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. With over 400 National Service alumni, DOL is continuing to illustrate its support and promotion of national service. For National Service alumni, service never stops.
Twenty years ago, I returned from my Peace Corps service in rural Costa Rica with more than just a line for my resume. Like thousands of RPCV's around the world, I brought back meaningful relationships, powerful lessons learned, and a vigorous sense of purpose. As a result of my experience in the Peace Corps, I committed myself to a life and career of service.
The Returned Peace Corps Community of Washington mourns the loss of Anita Ashok Datar in Bamako, Mali, where she was working to improve the region's reproductive health services.