Bringing the experience home


About Partnership for Peace

Every year since 2009, we choose a local non-profit organization to be the focus of our community service, programming, and fundraising efforts in what we call the Partnership for Peace. In addition to providing a cash grant, RPCV/W assists the organization with advertising its initiatives, staffing special events, and conducting fundraisers with our members. As our presence in the DC community continues to grow, so does our impact. 

Congratulations Liberty's Promise
Liberty's Promise is our 2013-2014 Partner in Peace. We will be planning special events and fundraising for them in the coming year. Check back soon for details. Contact any of our community partners for volunteer opportunities.

Special Thanks to We Are Family and Kid Power 

2012 - 2013 Partnership for Peace

This year's Partner for Peace is

Language ETC is a community-based program offering English and literacy training to low-income adult immigrants in the greater Washington area since 1993.

In addition to an award of $2,000 raised at the 2011 Holiday Party's silent auction, RPCV/W is partnering with Language ETC for shared events that promote Peace Corps' Third Goal. 

Interested in teaching another language?
 Volunteer with LETC!

Volunteers assist as: 

An ESL teacher
A citizenship teacher
A tutor
A Language Lab teacher
A computer lab aide
A Spanish literacy teacher (native or fluent Spanish-speaker) 
A Conversation Group leader
Assisting students with resume and interview preparation
Assisting with our newsletter
Office Duties
Outreach and Fundraising

To learn more about volunteers, read LETC's Volunteer Handbook.

There are three 12-week terms per year and an abbreviated 6-week summer session:
• Fall Term: mid September – early December
• Winter Term: mid January – end of March
• Spring Term: mid April – end of June
• Summer Term: mid July – end of August
During the three 12-week terms classes meet at the following times:
• Monday-Thursday, 7 – 9pm
• Tuesday and Thursday, 10am – 1pm
• Saturday and Sunday, 2 – 5pm
• Sunday, 9am – 12pm
Classes during the 6-week Summer session meet at the following times : 
• Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
• Tuesday and Thursday, 10am – 1pm
• Saturday and Sunday, 2 – 5pm

Volunteer Commitment:
The volunteer commitment for teaching is 1 day per week, 2-3 hours per week for the 12-week term. In addition, teachers must attend an orientation and one additional training workshop during the term. The volunteer commitment for tutoring is 1 day per week, 1 hour per week through the end of the current term.


Past Partners in Peace

Language ETC (2011-2013)

Language ETC provides high-quality educational services, access to technology, and life-skill programs to low-income adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area. They're based in Columbia Heights and always open to volunteers who want to teach English or life skills in their free time. RPCV/W raised $6,800 and held 6 comserv events with them.

The Academy of Hope (2010-2011)

Academy of Hope provides high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves the community.

Latin American Youth Center (2009-2010)

The Latin American Youth Center is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery Counties.

Community Service

Does your organization do good work in the local community? Do you need volunteers for community service projects or outreach events? Contact our Community Service Director. We may be able to publicize your events and organize local volunteers for your projects
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC 
PO Box 75085 – Washington, DC – 20013 
501 (c)(3) Fed. ID: 52-1194965

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