We’ve fielded a few requests lately from representatives of fellow RPCV groups who want to know how we optimize our website and social media accounts to best engage our members and support our group’s activities. In the following three posts, I will outline our communications strategy-- not just its function, but the rationale behind it --and the safeguards designed to sustain it long into the future. By putting our plan in writing, I hope to provide a guide for others to follow as they forge their own groups and spur feedback from our members and stakeholders for future improvements. Please direct your thoughts, comments, and questions to [email protected].
We partnered with our friends at Language ETC to provide mock job interviews and resume reviews for adults who are learning English and working to become competitive in the American job market.
Senator Wofford is one of the founding fathers of the Peace Corps and a long-time member of our group.
We'd like to thank the 30 RPCV/W Members who organized and participated in 3 service projects to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Volunteers took time out of their Saturday mornings to work with children with special needs, prepare a mural at an underserved school, and assemble care packages for deployed members of the armed services. Thanks to the magic of Twitter, our efforts were picked up by a reporter who featured us in an article for msn.com. Thanks again to everyone who came out!
December's event was with Language ETC, RPCV/W's Partner in Peace. Every year since 2009, RPCV/W chooses 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.
November's Community Service event was a success in combining RPCV/W and Rotary Club for a morning of grocery packing and delivery with We Are Family DC, a non-profit organization that serves seniors in the Shaw, North Capitol Street, Adams-Morgan, Petworth, and Columbia Heights neighborhoods.
On Saturday, October 20th, Housing Counseling Services invited RPCV/W to their community center in Columbia Heights, Faircliff Plaza West, a center for low-income residents in the DC neighborhood.
On Saturday, September 22nd, RPCV/W volunteered to pack and deliver groceries with We Are Family DC, a non-profit organization that serves seniors in the Shaw, North Capitol Street, Adams-Morgan, Petworth, and Columbia Heights neighborhoods.