I moved to Colombia Heights after living in Latin America for the past 4 years. Many who live in the DC area know it’s difficult to get that feeling of community. I was looking for a solution and delivering food to elderly in need with We Are Family seemed like a perfect way to meet my neighbors.Read more
Each year, RPCV/W summarizes its activities with an annual report written by its Board of Directors and edited by the Secretary. This is the report for the period of July 2013 to June 2014.Read more
Just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for supporting Village X's successful Indiegogo campaign. It was a slog; at times I wanted to cry ... no, seriously, I wanted to weep like a child, but, as I'm sure you know by now (sorry for not getting to this sooner), we raised 105% of our goal.
On July 15, the Peace Corps unveiled several major changes to their online application and selection process. According to Peace Corps, the new system will be "simpler, faster and more personalized than ever before."Read more
When my father was 12 his father died. At his funeral he met a man named Kevin O’Donnell and his wife Peg O’Donnell, who were close friends of the family. My dad told me that he had an immediate connection to this man and wished he could be his father.Read more
We marched in the DC Pride Parade over the weekend and it was glorious.
Carrie Hessler-Radelet was confirmed as the 19th Director of the Peace Corps yesterday. We applaud the work that she has already accomplished on behalf of the Peace Corps Community and look forward to a bright future for the agency.Read more
There is a problem with Peace Corps, and I do not mean the agency. It is with the Peace Corps community and our lack of progress sharing what we have learned with Americans -- our cherished “Third-Goal.”Read more
Have you heard of Executive Order 11103?
Of course you have, though you may know it by another name: Noncompetitive eligibility (NCE).Read more