Partnership for Peace

Academy of Hope

Every two years, we officially sponsor a grassroots nonprofit that shares our goals and values. In addition to awarding them a cash grant based on the proceeds of our yearly silent auction, we advertise their events through our social network and help them organize volunteers for their activities.

Applications are handled through an RFP process run by the RPCV/W Vice President, who organizes a subcommittee and chooses three finalists. The finalists are included on the annual ballot for the RPCV/W Board of Directors, which is brought to a vote before the entire RPCV/W Membership, usually in late June.

If you have any questions, please email

Current Partner

Atlas Corps

AtlasCorps_2014_Official_Logo_blue_(300_dpi).jpgKnown as the “reverse Peace Corps,” Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations, and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals to address critical social issues. The program promotes a multilateral understanding of nonprofit capacity building and 2006 Atlas Corps has engaged 300+ leaders from 70 countries at 130 Host Organizations in the United States and Colombia. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can help play an important role in this multilateral exchange as they bring a unique insight on what it’s like to live in a foreign country and to serve for a purpose. Volunteering with Atlas Corps offers the opportunity to continue this service back home while also building an international network of nonprofit leaders.

Build Organizational Capacity - Host an Atlas Corps Fellow!

Atlas Corps wants your organization - a leading social change organization to engage an international mid-career professional for a year-long fellowship. Their current pool of finalists is our largest and most diverse in terms of professional skills, issue expertise, and geographic representation. Now is the time to interview to see if one of their vetted semi-finalists will be a great fit for your organization starting in January 2016.

Benefits to Your Organization:
Strengthen your team with mid-career professional for 12 to 18 months
Streamline recruitment and hiring efforts
Eliminate the need to provide health insurance, living stipend, and orientation

Responsibilities of Your Organization

  • Contribute a cost share
  • Offer a workspace (desk, phone, computer)
  • Provide daily management and meaningful opportunities

Interested? Visit or email Ebben Wiley Bell (RPCV Burkino Faso) at

Note: Next placement is January 2016. Contact Atlas Corps by October 14 to learn more!

Apply for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps

Priority Deadline: November 1, Applications accepted year-round

Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. and Colombia. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. 

This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, shared housing) and health insurance. Applications are accepted year-round, but to be considered for 2016 classes, we encourage applications by November 1.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and application process. 







Liberty's Promise

LP_logo.pngLiberty’s Promise runs 10 after-school programs of civic engagement in eight locations around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for low-income, high school, immigrant youth. These programs run for 10 weeks in the spring (March-May) and again for 10 weeks in the fall (October-December). We invite guest speakers to our programs to inform students about college options, career opportunities and community involvement. Also, students have the opportunity to bond with their classmates on field trips to historic locations in the area while learning more about their community.

To make a donation to this outstanding organization, please click here

Total Amount Awarded: $3,500

We targeted our Community Service programming to support the activities of Liberty's Promise, particularly in hosting job-interview and career preparation workshops in Gaithersburg, Tacoma Park, and Rockville communities. See our Facebook page for more pictures.



Washington English Center (formerly Language ETC)

wec_logo.pngLanguage ETC was our Partner in Peace for two years in a row, during which time we were able to award them $6,800 that went toward providing English language learning, 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. 


Academy of Hope 

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

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Latin American Youth Center

LAYC.Logo.lowres.gifThe 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. 

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  • commented 2014-05-09 12:15:34 -0400
    Hi Eileen, we will be opening up a request for proposals in the coming weeks, select three finalists, and our members will vote on the winner in late June.
  • commented 2014-03-18 12:07:30 -0400
    When does sponsored org for 2015 get decided? July?
  • commented 2013-08-15 22:15:36 -0400
    Liberty’s promise will get a custom page front and center. We need to connect with them and find out what they want to have featured.
  • commented 2013-08-15 22:13:49 -0400
    Suggest to adjust the dates because 2013 is Liberty’s Promise as well