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We have 5 official events and 1 member-led event coming up
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Tuesday, September 24 - 06:00 PMRSVP Limit
Join RPCV/W at an upcoming career panel featuring RPCVs and career professionals working in U.S. based public health. The panelists will speak about their career path in this sector and share tips for job seekers. Additionally, we will speak about careers in public health and share information about the opportunity to get full funding for an MPH or DrPH degree through the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
The panel will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 7:00-8:30 PM at Sospeso on H St (2nd floor). The discussion will be moderator led, then open to the audience for Q&A. Following the event, there will be informal networking. See below for panelist organizations and information.
LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH, Director of the D.C. Department of Health
Elizabeth D. Arend, MPH, Director of Provider Services at the Primary Care Coalition
Carolyn Rhodeback, MPH, City Research Scientist, New York City Public Health Laboratory
Bryan Kirk, MPH, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Deirdre Clarke, Bloomberg American Health Initiative Fellow, Program Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyMatt Swain, MPH, Chief of Staff at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Health and Human Services
Kris Panico, RPCV/W Professional Development committee member
Pre-event Happy Hour at Sospeso Bar - 6:00-7:00
Arrival/Welcome Remarks - 7:00-7:15
Moderator Led Discussion with Panel - 7:15-7:45
Q&A From Audience - 7:45-8:15
Informal Networking - 8:15-8:30
Start your day off right with RPCV/W as we serve breakfast to homeless and food insecure community members at So Others Might Eat (SOME).
Opened as a small soup kitchen in 1970, SOME now provides 1,000 nourishing, hot breakfasts and lunches every day with help from nearly 10,000 volunteers a year, including our Provide-A-Meal groups. Come be a part of this warm and nourishing kitchen.
Optional brunch afterwards.
Note: please use the Eventbrite link below to register for this event.
Are you looking to buy a home, but don’t know where to start? Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put together a plan to buy a home in the future? Please join us on Saturday, October 5 at 10:00am for a free home-buying seminar.
Presenters include Dina Paxenos, Realtor with RLAH and an RPCV who served in Senegal/Guinea; JD Teitelman, Mortgage Loan Officer of First Savings Mortgage and an RPCV/W member; and Brandon Shepard, Attorney of District Title, who will discuss the home buying process and answer all your questions.
The event will cover:
- Why You Need a Realtor
- Market Conditions
- The 7 Questions First Time Homebuyers Are Afraid to Ask
- Low & No Down Payment Buying Programs
- What is a Title Company & What Do They Do
Please RSVP Here!
A continental breakfast, mimosas, juice & coffee will be served.
Plus 2 more!
There is one Member-Led event coming up
We encourage our members to lead their own gatherings and share interesting events around town.
Every two years, we officially sponsor a grassroots nonprofit that shares our goals and values. We call this program our Partnership for Peace. Our current Partner is Upwardly Global.