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.
If you are a Federal employee and an RPCV, the government may be taking too much money out of your paycheck for your retirement plan.
Celebration, remembrance, and a renewed call to service emerged as the themes during the Hains Point Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers (FPCVs), last Saturday, October 17th.
A couple of weeks ago, during a chat I had with RPCV friends, the topic of Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers (FPCVs) arose.
We elect our leaders each year from among our active membership. Board members serve one year, unpaid terms. They meet monthly and frequently collaborate over email and social media. Each board member proposes a budget and votes on RPCV/W business. Serving on the board is a rewarding experience where you can hone your professional skills. Here is everything you need to know about the 2015 Board Election.