Teaching “Capacity building” is a familiar activity to returned Peace Corps volunteers and their counterparts, but we could all benefit from a little organizational coaching.
The RPCV/W Board of Directors was recently approached by Alana DeJoseph, who is working on a documentary about the Peace Corps. She asked if RPCV/W would support her project in three ways:
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Tuesday's Town Hall was a great success! Many thanks to the Office of the Third Goal for the strong organization, Peace Corps HQ's tech team for streaming the meeting around the world, and, of course, Carrie, for taking part in the discussion.
I moved to Colombia Heights after living in Latin America for the past 4 years. Many who live in the DC area know it’s difficult to get that feeling of community. I was looking for a solution and delivering food to elderly in need with We Are Family seemed like a perfect way to meet my neighbors.
Each year, RPCV/W summarizes its activities with an annual report written by its Board of Directors and edited by the Secretary. This is the report for the period of July 2013 to June 2014.
Hi RPCV/W, Just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for supporting Village X's successful Indiegogo campaign. It was a slog; at times I wanted to cry ... no, seriously, I wanted to weep like a child, but, as I'm sure you know by now (sorry for not getting to this sooner), we raised 105% of our goal.
On July 15, the Peace Corps unveiled several major changes to their online application and selection process. According to Peace Corps, the new system will be "simpler, faster and more personalized than ever before."
When my father was 12 his father died. At his funeral he met a man named Kevin O’Donnell and his wife Peg O’Donnell, who were close friends of the family. My dad told me that he had an immediate connection to this man and wished he could be his father.