Statement on the Loss of Anita Datar

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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. 

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RPCV and Federal Employee? You May be Eligible for a Refund

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.  

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Fallen RPCV Memorial Follow Up

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.

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Let's Remember Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers

A couple of weeks ago, during a chat I had with RPCV friends, the topic of Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers (FPCVs) arose.

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Board Election Information

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.

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Toktok blong Vanuatu: the conversation we need to have about Cyclone Pam

Air Vanuatu is back open for business. The first cruise ship has docked in Port Vila. The first destination wedding has been officiated by a Ni-Vanuatu priest on Efate. The first stage of the horror in the happiest country on earth is, thankfully, over.

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Giving and Receiving - Finding Balance through Yoga Teacher Training

Want to teach yoga? Our friends at YogaWorks are offering a 10% discount off their DC training program to RPCV/W members. This is a guest post by Angela Botta, YogaWorks Teacher Trainer 

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Peace Corps Advocacy Day Hits New Milestone

158 representatives stepped up to increase Peace Corps funding

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Mapping and the power of the crowd: RPCV/W and Peace Corps' response to disaster in Vanuatu

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Ashoka Helps Peace Corps Community Leaders Grow Purpose-Driven Groups

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Teaching “Capacity building” is a familiar activity to returned Peace Corps volunteers and their counterparts, but we could all benefit from a little organizational coaching.

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