Participate in the 2017 RPCV/W t-shirt design challenge! Submission is open to current RPCV/W members. Use your talent to create a design inspired by the RPCV/W mission: To foster a community of RPCVs and friends in the Washington, D.C. area that embodies the spirit of the Peace Corps. The submission phase will run from now through March 3, 2017. Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.”
Breaking into International Development during the Federal Government Hiring Freeze There has been a lot of talk lately in DC about how people can still break into the field of International Development despite the current Federal Government hiring freeze that has taken into effect. Below are ten ways you can get into the field of International Development without applying to USAID.
Happy New Year! Are you looking for a new job? To be promoted at your current job? Maybe looking to move into a new field? Or after this crazy election season, a new planet? While we can't help you with interplanetary moves [maybe Elon Musk can (Elon what ? click here)], the RPCV/W mentoring program can help you improve your job hunting and career development on this planet.
Dear Members, Our Peace Corps service taught us that free and fair elections have a direct effect on the health and happiness of a nation’s citizens. Furthermore, this health and happiness is dependent upon the willingness of people to unite around common principles in the midst of conflict and discord, then advance as one.
Thank you for helping make Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington such a strong and vibrant community. This year has been particularly outstanding and there is a lot more on the horizon. I’m so proud of everything that you’ve been able to accomplish; here are some highlights.
Choose venues where people can hear each other talk. Ask older RPCV/W members to become mentors. Hold weekend events promoting child-friendly activities. These are just a few of the suggestions brought up in a discussion at the Former Board Outreach Dinner with new RPCV/W Outreach Director Anna Lena Wonnenberg (Kosovo ‘14-15), at her home last Sunday.
Sarah Weber served in Vanuatu as a Community Health Volunteer with the Master's International Program. She led health education and awareness programs in a rural village and served as a Health Management Advisor for the provincial health office in the capital city focused on capacity building and training village health workers.
Yes, the idea has been in the works for several months now and RPCV/W was part of the early planning. It hit the doldrums last spring, but now one or the other or both establishments might just come into being. The trigger event is a new website that’s up and running about Peace Corps House: www.peacecorpshouse.org.
The 2016 Peace Corps Connect National Conference is coming up, and we're calling on our members to help with final preparations.