We are thrilled to announce a new RPCV/W initiative, Women Empowering Women. WEW will address current challenges women face, enhance lifestyle support for women, and support the longer-term success of women within RPCV/W community. In pursuing these goals, WEW will promote monthly events and discussion that combine participation and greater unity. WEW will cover areas such as, but not limited to: health, mental health, work-life balance, gender parity, and sexual harassment/assault.
Call for Committee Volunteers! Do you want to be a more active member of your RPCVw community? Do you have great ideas for events? Are you looking to give back to the RPCV community? Expand your skill sets, gain valuable experience, and contribute to your community by volunteering your time to serve on an RPCVw Committee! Committees currently looking for members (see below for position descriptions): Cultural Women Empowering Women Professional Development Communications
Each year, RPCV/W presents our Peace Corps Champion Award to an individual whose work has made a great impact on the Peace Corps and its community. This year we honor Jonathan Pearson, RPCV Micronesia 87 - 89 for his diligent leadership of the NPCA Advocacy Program.
Win a "Perspective is Everything" t-shirt or tank top!
Volunteer to help make our 2017 Gala and Silent Auction a success! This year's event will be on Saturday, December 2nd. Read on to see how you can get involved.
Interested in serving on the Board of Directors for 2019? Read on and send in your nomination before November 25.
It was a joy to welcome over 120 members for an afternoon of food and fun at AU Tenleytown. RPCVs from the very first groups rubbed shoulders with brand-new arrivals, bringing with them the latest news from their countries of service. Extra special thanks are in order to RPCV/W's Special Events Director, Laura Casas, Special Events Committee volunteers Dina Navar, Alison Thieme & Gloria Levin, and the good people at American University Washington College of Law.
You asked for awesome, high quality RPCV/W products that adhere to our community values and we delivered. We sourced our summer swag from local, women-owned businesses to bring you great quality at a great price. Read on to learn more and pre-order yours!
How do you celebrate a life after it’s gone? Some prefer solemn rituals, monuments, and stoic meditation. Others rely on music, celebration, and laughter. In America, generally, it’s an uncomfortable topic to reflect on the life and death of another. Yet we grow as individuals and as a community upon that reflection. This is especially true in the context of Peace Corps Volunteers.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of the National Capital Region, Continue in your pursuit of international engagement by becoming a Community Sponsor at the National Defense University, the Department of Defense’s leading academic institution dedicated to national defense and international security cooperation. Be a fireside diplomat and cultural ambassador to one of the 100+ senior ranking international military officers from 60+ different countries as they spend a year in the United States earning their Master’s Degree from NDU. Community Sponsors do not provide the officer with monetary or lodging support; instead, they form a relationship with the officer, helping them in gaining a nuanced understanding of the United States. Some examples of the role of the Community Sponsor would include inviting the officer over for dinner, celebrating American holidays together, going to a sporting event together, going to a museum together- whatever is of interest to both the Sponsor and the officer.