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Wednesday, October 21 - 02:00 PM 2020

Anti-Racism & Microaggressions: Understanding Systemic Oppression

Margari Hill and Kenyatta Bakeer of Muslim ARC will challenge racism and bias in nonprofits. This workshop will explore implicit bias and how it can affect our everyday choices, as well as microaggressions and why they matter. Through exercises and follow up work, participants will develop long term strategies to interrupt harmful and oppressive behaviors. The webinar is $15; you...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 15 - 08:00 PM 2020

'Let's Talk About It' Thursdays

Meet us virtually on Thursday nights at 8pm EST/5pm PST to talk about racial injustice in America and debrief on the week's happenings. Join fellow RPCVs to talk, process and unpack white supremacy. If you're ready to chat, bring a topic from the week's headlines or just come ready to...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 15 - 07:00 PM 2020

Rose & Voting Plans

Join RPCVs for a glass of wine and...voting plans! We will be writing postcards, emails, letters, texts, and more to ensure everyone has a voting plan this coming November. Bring a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage and contact information for 10-15 individuals so we can spread the word...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, September 19 - 11:00 AM 2020

Serving with Dignity: A Workshop to Strengthen RPCVs' Ability to Honor the Dignity and Value of Everyone

America's current events are challenging RPCVs to take the skills we honed in the Peace Corps and employ them here at home. Everyday we have an opportunity to continue serving as cultural ambassadors and help build bridges of understanding in our families, workplaces, and communities. This workshop, inspired by the work and current...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, September 17 - 07:00 PM 2020

The Benefits of Starting a Community Garden

Register here to receive Zoom details:   https://alumni-resources.georgetown.edu/s/1686/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1686&gid=4&pgid=5295&content_id=3561

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, September 16 - 08:30 PM 2020

How to get started

COVID-19 has led -- and forced -- many of us to pursue new income streams and re-evaluate what we do. If you're considering starting a business or side hustle, this interactive workshop will not only show you how to build an impactful business -- you'll also roll up your sleeves and...

Event Type: Official

Friday, September 11 - 12:00 PM 2020

Round the World RPCV Readers Book Club

We are a small group that likes to read works by POC, immigrant or foreign authors; usually fiction but not always. Come join us if you find yourself reading a good book and miss having someone to discuss it with! Our next meeting is Friday, September 11, discussing The Vanishing...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, September 02 - 07:00 PM 2020

Voter Suppression Education and Advocacy Training with LCCHR and And Still I Vote

RSVP using our link. Join the National RPCV Racial Justice Initiative for a nationwide call to action to elevate voting issues within our RPCV community! Voting is the language of American democracy. The ability to participate in civic life — to have a voice in choosing the elected officials whose decisions...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, August 29 - 02:00 PM 2020

Trans Allyship 101

To register email: nonbinaryogi@gmail.com  Price is sliding scale $25-75 and can be done through Venmo @allekamela (or PayPal, if needed). Free/ no cost spots available for BIPOC.    This training will cover a host of topics, outlined below, essentially providing you the knowledge and self-inquiry tools to treat trans people with...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, August 20 - 08:00 PM 2020

RPCV/W Love is Blind: LGBTQ+

Join RPCVs for a blind speed dating event, inspired by the Netflix show "Love is Blind," where people meet without seeing each other and then decide whether or not to pursue something more. It emphasizes an emotional connection with individuals, as opposed to the app "swiping." This event will occur...

Event Type: Official

Friday, August 07 - 08:00 PM 2020

RPCV/W Love is Blind

Update: We no longer have space for individuals interested in men. We apologize, and feel free to email Social@rpcvw.org to get on the wait list or to join the next Love is Blind event. For those interested in women and non-binary individuals, we have space! Join RPCVs for a blind speed...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 04 - 06:00 PM 2020

The Importance of Diversity in Philanthropy

Rescheduled: Join RPCV/W and New York City Peace Corps Association as we discuss the challenges and opportunities within some of today's most influential philanthropic organizations. We will be discussing diversity in the context of race, gender, age, religion and many other identities as they are expressed and perceived in the workplace....

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, July 28 - 09:00 PM 2020

Diversity Panel

Join us as we discuss what it means to be an ally, and ways to support people of color. Register here: https://asu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlcuGgqjsvG9zIJjko4J80-xAistGKAbIT  

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, July 14 - 05:00 PM 2020

Diversity in Philanthropy

Join RPCV/W and New York City Peace Corps Association as we discuss the challenges and opportunities within some of today's most influential philanthropic organizations. We will be discussing diversity in the context of race, gender, age, religion and many other identities as they are expressed and perceived in the workplace....

Event Type: Official

Thursday, July 09 - 07:00 PM 2020

Let's Talk About Plants

Join a small group of plant enthusiasts/ future plant enthusiasts to talk about purchasing plants, keeping plants thriving, and more.  This event is a part of our ongoing salon series offered by RPCV/W to create intentional, diverse, and inclusive spaces and conversations with the RPCV/W community.

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, July 07 - 07:00 PM 2020

RPCV/W Community Listening Session

We have created this space to hear and address feedback from our members on the RPCV/W Facebook group. 

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 26 - 07:00 PM 2020 through June 27, 2020

A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps Screening

In 1961, the Peace Corps provided an opportunity to bring America to the world and bring the world home to America. Nearly 60 years later, more than 200k volunteers have served in over 60 countries. Americans of all ages serve their country and seek to understand their place in the...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, June 23 - 04:00 PM 2020

Story Slam: The LGBTQIA+ Experience ONLINE

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers. Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Note: We will be holding this event on a virtual platform instead of in-person. Please register to ensure that you receive access to join the event....

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, June 19 - 07:00 PM 2020

Peace Corps Service & LGBTQ+ identity

Join a small group of RPCVs as we discuss our experiences in Peace Corps as an LGBTQ+ individual. All are welcome to join, even those who don't identify.  This event is a part of our RPCV/W Celebrates Pride event series!  Wine, Cheese & ... is a salon series offered by RPCV/W to...

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 19 - 01:30 PM 2020

RPCVs Join the Freedom Day March on the Mall

Join a group of RPCVS and the RPCV/W Racial Justice Task Force as we stand in solidarity on Juneteenth at the Freedom Day March on the Mall. The March is organized by the affiliates listed in the below image. "Mission: The Freedom Day March is a peaceful movement that seeks...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 15 - 07:00 PM 2020

World Language Pairing

Want to practice a language? RPCV/W will help by pairing you with someone else who wants to practice the same language. We will connect you with your partner and facilitate a language session! Please fill out this google form about your language preference: https://forms.gle/TWBDdzwwevDV5WpU6

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 12 - 08:00 PM 2020

Singles Game Night

Update: In light of events happening over the next week and to maintain focus, we will be cancelling this event. Please send any concerns to social@rpcvw.org. Welcome to RPCV/W Singles Game Night! Spend the evening meeting other RPCV singles by playing games. Different games and activities will be hosted in...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 11 - 07:00 PM 2020

Racial Justice Task Force Meeting

Follow-up to our racial injustice town hall meeting. We are building a task force to deconstruct white supremacy and tackle the racism in our Peace Corps community and country.  Meeting Goals:  Elect leadership to drive tangible initiatives both immediate and long term Establish working groups and the initiatives to move...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 11 - 07:00 PM 2020

Bike Touring 101: Out the Door and Onto the Road

Update: In light of events happening over the next week and to maintain focus, we will be cancelling this event. Please send any concerns to social@rpcvw.org. Thinking about adventuring after COVID? Join RPCV/W for our travel series, inspiring RPCVs to plan post-COVID experiences. If you have ever dreamed of long-distance...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 08 - 07:00 PM 2020

A Book Celebration: Untamed

Update: In light of events happening over the next week and to maintain focus, we will be cancelling this event. Please send any concerns to social@rpcvw.org.  Join RPCV/W for a book club/celebration featuring Untamed by Glennon Doyle. You can check the book out online through your local library or request...

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 05 - 07:00 PM 2020

LGBTQ+ Mixer

Update: In light of events happening this week and to maintain focus, we will be cancelling this event. Please send any concerns to social@rpcvw.org.  Join RPCV/W as we kick off our celebration of Pride! There will be games, story telling, chatting and more! This event is a part of our...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 01 - 07:00 PM 2020

RPCV/W Town Hall

A forum to discuss the racial injustice in the US and what the RPCV/W community can do to support and organize. Agenda TBD. Reach out to the organizer if you have feedback or would like to facilitate a discussion. 

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 29 - 07:00 PM 2020

The Innovation Challenge: Public Health & Healthcare

Are you looking for a challenge? In a "Hackathon" format, this event will put people into random groups to try to come up with a solution to one of today's public health and healthcare issues. To prevent any advantages, participants will be provided a select amount of materials to prep...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, May 27 - 04:30 PM 2020

Thrive

In this unprecedented time of global crisis, it’s natural for the fight/flight instinct to kick-in; the animal brain sets us scrambling to stay safe and alive. But the COVID crisis also fuels new ideas and opportunities. Necessity can be the mother of invention. In this session, we’ll explore strategies to...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 26 - 07:00 PM 2020

So You Want to Hike the El Camino?

Thinking about adventuring after COVID? Join RPCV/W for our travel series, inspiring RPCVs to plan post-COVID experiences. Join Annie Grayson, RPCV and El Camino Hiker, for a casual information session on hiking. According to REI, "the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, is an epic Catholic pilgrimage...

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 22 - 08:00 PM 2020

Love is Blind: RPCV Edition

Join RPCVs for a blind speed dating event, inspired by the Netflix show "Love is Blind," where people meet without seeing each other and then decide whether or not to pursue something more. It emphasizes an emotional connection with individuals, as opposed to the app "swiping." This event will occur...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 21 - 07:00 PM 2020

Biking the C&O/GAP to Pittsburgh

Thinking about adventuring after COVID? Join RPCV/W for our travel series, inspiring RPCVs to plan post-COVID experiences.  Join Ty Miranda, a biking semi-expert, as she talks about her experience biking from DC to Pittsburgh and answers any questions you may have. Participants can send questions before the event to social@RPCVW.org. ...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 21 - 01:00 PM 2020

Peace Corps & NIH/HHS: COVID-19 Response and Impact

HHS Returned Peace Corps Volunteers present: “Peace Corps & NIH/HHS: COVID-19 Response and Impact” Speakers: Dr. Karen Becker, Associate Director, Office of Health Services, Peace Corps Dr. Peter Kilmarx, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health; RPCV, Zaire, fisheries – 1984-86 This event is an opportunity to join...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, May 18 - 06:00 PM 2020

Entrepreneurship Webinar

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you want to learn about RPCV led entrepreneurial businesses? If you answered "yes," then join RPCV/W for our first Entrepreneurship Webinar! We'll hear from RPCVs who have started their own businesses-- we'll learn about their businesses, entrepreneurship journey, lessons learned, and lots more! Panelists:...

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 15 - 08:00 PM 2020

Love is Blind: RPCV LGBTQ Edition

Join RPCVs for a blind speed dating event, inspired by the Netflix show "Love is Blind," where people meet without seeing each other and then decide whether or not to pursue something more. It emphasizes an emotional connection with individuals, as opposed to the app "swiping." This event will occur...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 14 - 07:00 PM 2020

BYOB Wine, Cheese & Non-fiction

Looking for something new to read? Join a group of RPCVs as we discuss our favorite non-fiction pieces. This isn't your typical book club, because each person will bring their own favorite to share with the group. Prepare a short synopsis to share and spread your love of nonfiction.  Wine, Cheese...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, May 13 - 01:00 PM 2020

Resume Workshop

RPCV/W presents a Virtual Resume Workshop event with Ajilon! During the event, an Ajilon recruiter will give you a one-on-one resume review and give you helpful tips to improve your resume.  Ajilon is a professional staffing agency that assists individuals in finding temporary or permanent jobs.

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 08 - 07:00 PM 2020

The Innovation Challenge: Environmental Solutions

Are you looking for a challenge? In a "Hackathon" format, this event will put people into random groups to try to come up with a solution to one of today's environmental problems. To prevent any advantages, participants will be provided a select amount of materials to prep with and will...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 07 - 06:00 PM 2020

Speed Networking

Are you job hunting or looking to make more professional connections in DC? Hoping to switch organizations, sectors, or find an entirely new field? Do you want some perspectives from other RPCVs?   If the answer is yes, then come attend RPCVW's virtual Speed Networking event on Thursday, May 7th from...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 05 - 08:00 PM 2020

So You Want to Hike the AT?

Join RPCV/W for an online information event about hiking the Appalachian Trail, featuring Julie Walker, RPCV and A.T. Thru-Hiker. In 2019, Julie hiked the A.T. from North to South and is excited to share some information for those interested in hiking all or parts of the trail.  Make sure to...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, May 03 - 04:00 PM 2020

RPCVW Evacuee Hangout!

If you like pina coladas and hanging out with people who just get it, join the Evacuee hangout for EPCVs in the DMV area to connect, share, and play some games. RSVP to get the zoom link. 

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 01 - 08:00 PM 2020

Love is Blind: RPCV Edition

Join RPCVs for a blind speed dating event, inspired by the Netflix show "Love is Blind," where people meet without seeing each other and then decide whether or not to pursue something more. It emphasizes an emotional connection with individuals, as opposed to the app "swiping." This event will occur...

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 01 - 10:00 AM 2020 through May 03, 2020

Catharsis on the Mall

Catharsis on the Mall is a three-day event will feature free 24-hour-a-day programming from May 1 - May 3 with a diverse lineup of speakers, media and art installations intended to draw awareness to a variety of issues, promote peace, and advocate for collective healing. The event will feature live...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 30 - 07:00 PM 2020

BYOB Wine, Cheese & Being Single

Looking to meet some new people in this Coronavirus time? Well, join a group of single RPCVs as we play games, tell jokes, and banter about what single life is really like right now. All gender and sexual orientation identities are welcome.  Wine, Cheese & ... is a new salon...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 28 - 06:30 PM 2020

Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours!

Join RPCV/W for our final Virtual Tuesday Happy Hour! Using Zoom, we will all "meet" up, share a BYOB drink and a conversation. This can be a really difficult time and we want to create a space for interaction. There will be breakout rooms, polls, and lots of great conversation...

Event Type: Official

Friday, April 24 - 07:00 PM 2020

The Innovation Challenge: International Development

Are you looking for a challenge? In a "Hackathon" format, this event will put people into random groups to try to come up with a solution to one of today's international development issues. To prevent any advantages, participants will be provided a select amount of materials to prep with and...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 23 - 06:30 PM 2020

Language and Culture Happy Hour

Join your fellow RPCVs from New York City and DC for a virtual happy hour to practice your language skills and delve into cultural topics!

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 21 - 06:30 PM 2020

Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours!

Join RPCV/W for Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours! Using Zoom, we will all "meet" up, share a BYOB drink and a conversation. This can be a really difficult time and we want to create a space for interaction. There will be breakout rooms, polls, and lots of great conversation starters.  Once...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 21 - 05:30 PM 2020

NCE Info Session

Join RPCV/W for a discussion about Non-competitive Eligibility (NCE)! Kate Rohrbaugh is an RPCV who taught English as a foreign language in Ukraine in 1993-1995. She holds a master's degree in policy sciences and she worked at Peace Corps HQ for 4 years. She is currently a management analyst at...

Event Type: Official

Monday, April 20 - 07:00 PM 2020

Office Hours

Join RPCV/W and career professionals in Health, Law, Social Work, International Development, and Disaster Relief/Humanitarian Assistance for a Q&A about their career paths! Career Professionals: Nursing – Karen Kwok MSN, FNP-BC, MPH Administrative Law and Government Regulations – Caroline Corcos, Esq. Nana Yaa Agyemang, Esq. Social Work - Meggan Thompson...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 14 - 06:30 PM 2020

Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours!

Join RPCV/W for Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours! Using Zoom, we will all "meet" up, share a BYOB drink and a conversation. This can be a really difficult time and we want to create a space for interaction. There will be breakout rooms, polls, and lots of great conversation starters.  Once...

Event Type: Official

Monday, April 13 - 06:00 PM 2020

Mock Interview Event

Nervous about an upcoming job interview? Want to sharpen your interview skills or practice your elevator speech? We’re here to help! Join us for a Mock Interview Event! We will simulate a formal interview experience then provide constructive feedback. This event can help you get into the groove of virtual...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, April 12 - 10:00 AM 2020

Virtual Yoga and Meditation

Please note that to officially sign up for this event, you must go to this link.   Hey RPCVs, are you feeling stressed and anxious due to COVID19 constraints? Perhaps just frustrated or like you have too much pent up energy? Join Alle Kamela (RPCV Madagascar 2013-2015) for a virtual...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 07 - 06:30 PM 2020

Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours!

Join RPCV/W for Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours! Using Zoom, we will all "meet" up, share a BYOB drink and a conversation. This can be a really difficult time and we want to create a space for interaction. There will be breakout rooms, polls, and lots of great conversation starters.  Once...

Event Type: Official

Monday, April 06 - 06:30 PM 2020

Wine, Cheese, & Podcasts

Getting pretty bored of that pandora play list? Looking for some funny podcast to get you through your day? Join a group of RPCVs as we swap podcast recs and more. All participants are encourage to "bring" their favorite podcast to share with the group.  Cheese, Wine & ... is...

Event Type: Official

Friday, April 03 - 12:00 PM 2020

Brown Bag Lunch: Teleworking

Join RPCV/W for our virtual brown bag lunch session. Talk with other RPCVs about teleworking and learn some helpful strategies to keep you efficient and on task. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 02 - 02:00 PM 2020

Resume Review and Recruiter Meeting

HireStrategy, a top-ranked staffing firm, has partnered with RPCVs over the years to provide resume and job search tips in DC.  You will have the chance to be paired with a recruiter in HireStrategy's DC office to have an individualized time to discuss your resume, job search, and connections within the...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 31 - 06:30 PM 2020

Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours!

Join RPCV/W for Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours! Using Zoom, we will all "meet" up, share a BYOB drink and a conversation. This can be a really difficult time and we want to create a space for interaction. There will be breakout rooms, polls, and lots of great conversation starters.  Once...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 26 - 06:30 PM 2020

Yappy Hour

Join RPCV/W for our virtual Yappy Hour on Thursday, March 26. Have questions about how to keep your pet entertained, stop them from joining your conference call, how to walk your pet while social distancing? Talk to other pet owners! Anyone is welcome to join, even pet owner wannabees. BYOB. ...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 24 - 06:30 PM 2020

Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours!

Join RPCV/W for Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours! Using Zoom, we will all "meet" up, share a BYOB drink and a conversation. This can be a really difficult time and we want to create a space for interaction. There will be breakout rooms, polls, and lots of great conversation starters.  Once...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 10 - 05:00 PM 2020

Global Health Career Panel

Join RPCV/W for an upcoming career panel featuring RPCVs, the Society for International Development, and career professionals working in Global Health. The panelists will speak about their career paths in this sector and share tips for job seekers. Agenda: 5:00pm - 6:30pm Pre-Event Networking Happy Hour 6:30pm - 7:30pm Global Health Career Panel...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, March 07 - 10:30 AM 2020

DC Travel and Adventure Show Meet-up

Join RPCV/W to check out the DC Travel and Adventure Show at the Washington Convention Center (Hall C) on Saturday, March 7th at 10:30am. We'll start at the Global Beats Stage for a performance of Botswana Dances by Rhythms of Kalahari. Then we'll explore the different exhibits! Check out the...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 05 - 06:30 PM 2020

Wine, Cheese & Fear/Racism of Coronavirus

The WHO declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, and the infections can be seen in over 20 countries. However, there's more than just the virus to worry about, as infection spread, so does misinformation, fear, and racism. Join a small group of RPCVs, as we discuss the implications of...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, February 25 - 06:00 PM 2020

February Happy Hour at Exiles

It's been a while since our last happy hour. Please join us at Exiles, an RPCV-owned bar. This time around, we will be on the first floor. And as per usual, check out the awesome happy hour specials!

Event Type: Official

Sunday, February 23 - 06:00 PM 2020

NOVA RPCV Annual Meeting

Please join us for NOVA RPCV’s Annual Meeting and Pot Luck.   We will enjoy delicious food, great company and vote on new Board members. We will review the past year and discuss plans for the next. At 7pm we will have a featured presentation by our Community Service Director, Erica Brouillette, who will...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, February 22 - 06:00 PM 2020

Motown Moves for Surgery!

Hey RPCVs of Washington, DC! Let’s BUST A MOVE for a GREAT cause! Partner for Surgery will host its first annual Motown Moves for Surgery FUN-raiser on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Get down for some soul music, dancing, food, drinks and fun with your fellow RPCVs. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets soon because...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, February 22 - 04:00 PM 2020

Mardi Gras Parade at the Wharf (SW)

Come join RPCV/W for the Mardi Gras parade at the Southwest Waterfront. There will be live music, fireworks, and sweet treats! 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 22 - 09:30 AM 2020

RPCV/W Community Service Event with We Are Family, DC

Please join RPCV/W in helping We Are Family, DC deliver groceries to vulnerable senior citizens around the North Capitol area.

Event Type: Official

Monday, February 17 - 09:45 AM 2020

Ride to Mt. Vernon

Hello RPCVs of the District! Want to do something really “cool” this February to celebrate our President’s Day Holiday? How about pulling out your warm cycling clothes, pumping up those bicycle tires, donning a helmet, and joining up for a cool group ride from DC to Mt. Vernon?  We will...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, February 16 - 08:00 PM 2020

Salsa Sundays at Lucky Strike

Come join RPCV/W for the long weekend and learn how to salsa! Not to worry if you're already a pro; there will be freestyle dancing after the lesson.   Tickets will be sold at the door for $14. Hope to see you there!

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 13 - 06:30 PM 2020

Cheese, Wine & Online Dating

Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Coffee Meets Bagel, oh dear. Join RPCV/W for a small group discussion on online dating in DC, with wine and cheese. All current members are welcome to join.  The event cost is $10, which goes towards food and wine costs. The event will take place at the...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, February 05 - 08:00 PM 2020

Charity Trivia Night at Solly's U St Tavern for Asylum Seeker Assistance Project

Looking to get out of the rain tonight? Come over for drinks, food, and trivia at Solly's Tavern on U St for their Charity Trivia Night!  A portion of the proceeds tonight will benefit the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project, a non-profit based in DC serving the estimated 50,000 asylum seekers living...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, January 20 - 11:00 AM 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Leadership Event at GW

RPCV/W will be joining The Service Year & AmeriCorps Alums, DC Chapter in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during George Washington University's Annual Day of Service and Leadership Event. We will meet at GW, listen to the key-note speaker, each lunch, and then participate in...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, December 15 - 11:45 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service: Zumba With KEEN DC

Join KEEN's young adult athletes with disabilities for an hour of Zumba dancing and help them have fun and socialize. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 07 - 07:00 PM 2019

Winter Party: 2019 Edition!

Join us for our biggest event of the year, bringing together hundreds of RPCVs and friends of all different ages and countries of service, and from all across the District-Maryland-Virginia area. This year's event will be held at Abigail, located near the intersection of 17th and M Streets NW. RPCV/W...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, December 05 - 05:30 PM 2019

Join Us to Celebrate 20 Years of Partner for Surgery - Over 20,000 Lives Changed!

Partner for Surgery was born out of a Peace Corps project in the rural village of Paquip, Guatemala in 1999.  Since then, we have provided life-changing surgical care to over 20,000 of Guatemala's most isolated and impoverished people.  We have also provided critical medical care to over 40,000 Guatemalans.  Throughout...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, November 30 - 10:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Hikes Clean-up Event and Hike - Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Join RPCV/W Hikes and come out in DC's very own aquatic gardens to help pick up trash and explore the park the Saturday after Thanksgiving and #Optoutside. Please plan to meet at the entrance of the park next to the parking lot at 10:00 a.m. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 28 - 03:00 PM 2019

Thanksgiving 2019 Potluck Dinner

We have much for which to be thankful for. Celebrate thanksgiving with your RPCV/W family. Through generous donations, RPCV/W will provide the turkey and some side dishes, please feel free to bring your favorite dish to share. Address will be sent via email to those who rsvp.   

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 16 - 03:00 PM 2019

Brick by Brick: A Fun Fundraiser for Global Education

Join the RPVC-led 501(c)(3) Global Education Ambassadors (GEA) for its second major fundraising event at DC-famous pub, The Saloon on U Street, in partnership with the Kamal Foundation! RSVP via Facebook and/or Eventbrite today! From 3pm to 6pm, we will feature the Saloon's famous food and drinks (with a percent of all...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, November 13 - 05:30 PM 2019

Global Development Career Panel with USAID USPSCs

  Interested in advancing international development? Want to put your cross-cultural skills to work? Come join us for a panel discussion with current USAID employees and recruiters from the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) who...

Event Type: Official

Monday, November 11 - 09:00 AM 2019

Food & Friends: Food Prep and Packaging 2019 - RPCV/W

  Join RPCV/W this Veterans Day and help prepare warm meals for neighbors living with life-challenging illnesses.   Food & Friends was founded in 1988 by a small group of volunteers, and volunteers remain at the heart of their operation. They depend on thousands of volunteers to carry out their mission of...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, November 10 - 06:00 PM 2019

NOVA RPCV Potluck

NOVA RPCV has a potluck in Northern Virginia every 3 months. Our next potluck is Sunday, November 10th 6-8pm in Reston, VA. Debra Pinkney recently returned as Peace Corps staff and will be presenting on the Peace Corps in Lesotho and Cameroon. Please click here to rsvp on the NOVA...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, November 05 - 05:30 PM 2019

Meet the Board Happy Hour

Want to join the RPCV/W board as a Director or Committee member? Or maybe just to meet the awesome folks who make all of your RPCV/W events possible? Join us at Wonderland Ballroom to learn how RPCV/W functions and how you can get involved. We look forward to welcoming you!...

Event Type: Official

Friday, November 01 - 07:00 PM 2019

RPCV Book Club in Maryland

Want to read books by authors from all over the world and chat with friends over food and drinks?  Come join us!  We are a group of RPCVs that read works by a diverse set of authors and we meet mainly in Maryland on Fridays once a month.  Next meeting...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, October 30 - 08:00 PM 2019

International opportunities in Greece helping Refugees

In the last 3 months, the number of refugees on the island of Lesvos, Greece has surged. Housing conditions are very poor and resources extremely limited. Fortunately, NGOs have provided some measure of relief. They offer services in education, recreation, health, hygiene and much more. Some depend almost completely on...

Event Type: Member-Created

Wednesday, October 23 - 06:00 PM 2019

¡Buen Provecho! A Taste of Columbia Heights supporting early childhood education

Come celebrate the amazing food and culture of Columbia Heights with ¡Buen Provecho! A Taste of Columbia Heights, on Wednesday, October 23, from 6:00-9:00pm at participating restaurants in Columbia Heights. Proceeds support CentroNía’s high-quality, accessible, bilingual early childhood education and wrap-around supportive services for more than 2,400 DC area children and...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, October 21 - 07:00 PM 2019

Fall Peace Corps Trivia

Come out to another edition of Peace Corps Trivia Night at your local Peace Corps Bar, Exiles! Prizes awarded to the top 3 teams. Trivia night is always very popular, so come early to grab your table.  Please RSVP so we know you're coming! Rules: Max of 5 people per...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, October 20 - 04:00 PM 2019

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN: RPCV/W Pumpkin Carving

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN.   Join RPCV/W for a fun afternoon of pumpkin carving! Please bring your own pumpkin, carving tools, stencils, and creativity! Oh and don't forget your picnic blanket, snacks to share, and a trash bag for the pumpkins' mess. The drum...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 19 - 02:00 PM 2019

NOVA RPCV and RPCVW Hikes Kayaking

NOVA RPCV and the RPCVW Hikes will host a kayaking trip at Occaquan Regional Park on Saturday, October 19th from 2-4pm. The Kayak rentals are $13.00 per hour for a single kayak and $16.00 per hour for a 2 person kayak. Please click on the link to the NOVA RPCV...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 17 - 05:00 PM 2019

Happy Hour and Sale of Central American Crafts: Co-partners of Campesinas

Co-partners of Campesinas is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that supports rural women, children and youth in El Salvador and Guatemala using a motto of “Learn, earn, lead”. Join us for this event and help raise funds for scholarships for children and youth and vocational training for women and youth. We...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, October 07 - 06:00 PM 2019

Community Service: Upwardly Global

Join RPCV/W and Upwardly Global for the Speed Networking event for immigrant job seekers. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to provide general job interview practice and provide networking advice. Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, to help integrate this population into the U.S. professional workforce. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, October 03 - 06:00 PM 2019

Money Matters - Financial planning for RPCVs

Join other RPCVs for a fun and interactive discussion around steps you can take to understand and improve upon your personal finances.  Regardless of whether you are seeking to retire early, buy a home, or working your way through student debt, this seminar will provide you with a 5-part framework...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, September 28 - 06:30 AM 2019

Community Service: SOME Weekend Breakfast

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...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, September 24 - 06:00 PM 2019

U.S. Based Public Health Career Panel

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...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 AM 2019

Documentary Premiere and Global Citizen Day at the Kennedy/REACH Center!

Join NPCA, RPCV/W, the Kennedy Center, and the "A Towering Task" documentary team for a landmark event celebrating the service of Peace Corps Volunteers everywhere.  What to expect? Global Citizen Day, Sunday, September 22, 10am-6pm, at "Studio F" in the REACH Center  Get your REACH timed entry tickets for documentary...

Event Type: Official

Friday, September 20 - 05:30 PM 2019

Peace Corps Documentary Happy Hour: Meet the Director

Join RPCV/W, NPCA and director of the Peace Corps documentary "A Towering Task," Alana DeJoseph for drinks and conversation. This event at Exiles creates the rare opportunity for us to talk with and ask questions of Ms. DeJoseph about the documentary before she shows it to the general public. As...

Event Type: Official

Monday, September 16 - 06:00 PM 2019

RPCV/W Mentoring Program Kick-off event 2019 Cohort II

We invite you to attend the official kick-off event where you will be introduced to your mentor/mentee(s) and get to know each other over refreshments. We will also discuss what is expected of you and how the mentoring program will unfold in the coming months. We will talk about the mentoring topics,...

Event Type: Official

Friday, September 06 - 07:30 PM 2019

RPCV/w East Coast Career Fair Happy Hour

This year's East Coast Career Fair Happy Hour will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Northwest DC. Afterward, RPCV/w will be hosting an informal networking and Happy Hour at Haydee's Restaurant in Mount Pleasant. We hope you can join us!

Event Type: Official

Thursday, September 05 - 05:00 PM 2019

Career Conference Resume Review

RPCV/W invites you to a resume review leading up to the upcoming DC RPCV Career Conference! Participants in RPCV/W's resume review will have the opportunity to get feedback on their resume, practice their interview skills, and network with RPCV/W representatives, other professionals and job seekers.  Agenda: 5:00-5:15 - Reviewer Representatives and...

Event Type: Official

Friday, August 30 - 07:05 PM 2019

Washington Nationals Peace Corps Night Out

Join us for our annual Peace Corps night out at the ballpark. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted price at https://groupmatics.events/event/PeaceCorps2019.  If you are interested in participating in the Parade of Nations before the game, be on the lookout for a sign-up email from RPCV/w a couple weeks before the...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 20 - 05:30 PM 2019

Non-Profit Career Panel

Come join RPCV/W at the upcoming professional development career panel featuring RPCVs working at non-profit organizations in Washington, DC. The panelists will speak about their organization, path to success and share tips for job seekers. The panel will be held at Peace Corps HQ (Shriver Hall) on Tuesday, August 20th...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, August 18 - 04:00 PM 2019

Sunday Funday: Reflecting on your service & Photoshoot

How did your Peace Corps service impact the course of your life, career, and community? Join us at RPCV-owned Exiles bar for a weekend happy hour (errr, can we still call it that on the weekend?). Sign up here for a 15-minute slot to share your story for @peopleofpeacecorps and -- wait for it...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, August 18 - 10:00 AM 2019

Free Outdoor Yoga by Union Market

Here is a chance to participate in a free, outdoor yoga class on a Sunday morning.  Come out and enjoy an hour-long class in a relaxed atmosphere, with positive energy, and (hopefully) sunshine with a breeze. 

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, August 17 - 12:00 PM 2019

RPCV/W Cultural Food Festival

Do you miss food from your country of service? Just want to try food from all over the world? Join fellow RPCVs at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, August 17 for the cultural food festival. Meet us at noon by the statue of Marion Barry (Pennsylvania & 13 1/2 St). FREE...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, August 15 - 07:00 PM 2019

Cyber Security - Learn how to not get hacked, learn about the dark web!

Join us for an upcoming cyber security event! https://github.com/edeo/cryptoparty_dc/blob/master/08_15_19.md

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, August 11 - 09:15 AM 2019

Community Service: Community River Kayak Cleanup

Wake up and clean up the Anacostia River while kayaking on a glorious summer morning! RPCV/W will help Boating In DC  with their ongoing effort to collect trash floating along the river and by the boathouse. This activity will be guided and includes a safety orientation. Spots for this event are...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, August 07 - 06:30 PM 2019

CANCELLED - Music at the Wharf

Let's enjoy some music and waterfront views this summer at the Wharf! Max Impact (the Air Force band) will play at 6:30 at the stage across from Cantina Bambina. Look for a Peace Corps symbol/sign to find our group!

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, August 07 - 06:00 PM 2019

Board Game Night

"Seeking wheat. Have sheep." Come play Settlers of Catan and other Board Games with the RPCV/w community at The Airedale in Columbia Heights. Happy Hour until 7 pm! Due to limited space, we will be capping this event at 30 RSVP's. Register today!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, August 03 - 04:00 PM 2019

Crossfit Class & HH

CrossFit is constantly varied high-intensity functional movement. If you're curious about trying CrossFit, now's your chance! CrossFit DC is partnering with RPCV/W to provide a free CrossFit class to RPCVs and non-RPCV Veterans in the DC area. Coach Jessi Bellama (RPCV Bangladesh & Georgia) will lead this class consisting of a warm-up, a traditional...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, July 31 - 05:00 PM 2019

RPCV Philippines Summer Happy Hour

Mabuhay! The Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippines Development invites you to our Summer Happy Hour. Join us for an evening of connection and fun with Philippines RPCVs and other Philippines enthusiasts! We will provide snacks, door prizes and pasalubong for the batch with the greatest attendance. Salamat po at...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, July 29 - 05:30 PM 2019

Speed Resume Review

  RPCV/W is hosting a can’t-miss event for current RPCV jobseekers. Participants will have a number of opportunities to practice their interview skills; review their resume with RPCV/W mentors, including HR representatives, hiring managers and recruitment professionals; and learn powerful tips to getting that dream job! For more professional development,...

Event Type: Official

Monday, July 15 - 06:00 PM 2019

CourtHaus Social Happy Hour

Come enjoy some time with our NoVa RPCVs in Arlington! CourtHaus Social is an American biergarten that offers a 4-7 happy hour and half-priced snacks on Mondays. And it's just a block from the Courthouse metro station! Read more on the CourtHaus Social website. Hope you can join us!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, July 13 - 11:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Summer BBQ at Pump House!

  It's BBQ season! The 2019 annual RPCV/w BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 13 and this year, RPCV/W will support a new venue for a very good cause. Our brand new location is the Earth Conservation Corps' Pump House, right on the water in Navy Yard. Event rental proceeds—part...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, July 10 - 06:00 PM 2019

Summer Happy Hour with HIAS Action DC

Join HIAS Action DC for an informal happy hour at Wunder Garten - 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002. We'll enjoy happy hour refreshments together and spend some time getting to know each other.***While this event is free, we ask that participants consider bringing a pre-loaded SmartTrip card, Uber...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, June 23 - 02:00 PM 2019

RPCV/w 'Sports!' & Picnic Day

Weather permitting, we're going to have a Sunday Funday on the National Mall. Bring a picnic blanket, food and drink, and your favorite lawn game. Whether you want to sit and chat or play and be active, we look forward to seeing you. Meeting point information is pictured below-- we...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 22 - 01:45 PM 2019

RPCV/W Goes to By The People Festival

By The People is a free arts and dialogue festival in Washington, DC. The 2019 festival runs from June 15-23, with programming for all ages, including massive art installations, pop-up performances, curated dialogues, augmented reality artwork, and more. The festival is organized by Halcyon, a nonprofit that supports civic-minded artists...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 22 - 09:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with Casey Trees

  Come help RPCV/W care for young trees in Washington, DC! As a part of Casey Trees' Tree Care Kit program, we will be helping with weeding, mulching and watering vulnerable trees and give them a leg up in becoming an important part of our growing tree canopy.  Note: Casey Trees...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 17 - 06:30 PM 2019

ABRAZOS Showing and Q&A with Director Luis Argueta

  Join NPCA and affiliate group Friends of Guatemala for the DC showing of ABRAZOS by Luis Argueta, an internationally acclaimed Guatemalan filmmaker and the winner of NPCA's 2019 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion with the director himself! The event will be held on...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, June 17 - 06:00 PM 2019

Haydee's Happy Hour with our SPECTRUM partners

Come celebrate Pride Month with RPCV/w and SPECTRUM at Haydee's. Rainbows, glitter, wigs suggested, but not required. 

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 11 - 05:30 PM 2019

RPCV/W Women in Leadership Career Panel

Interested in learning about the career paths of RPCV women from various professional sectors, including how they came to their current leadership roles? Join us (be sure to RSVP below!) for our upcoming Career Panel, hosted by the RPCV/W professional development committee, to hear career advice, expand your professional network,...

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 07 - 01:30 PM 2019

A Conversation with the Peace Corps Director and CDC Chief Medical Officer

HHS Returned Peace Corps Volunteers PRESENTS: A Conversation with the Peace Corps Director and the CDC Chief Medical Officer   Featured Speakers: Dr. Jody K. Olsen Director, Peace Corps Dr. Mitch Wolfe Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Topic: A conversation between Dr. Olsen and...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, June 02 - 03:00 PM 2019

JFK Wreath Laying 2019

Join us as we pay our respects to JFK at Arlington National Cemetery.  We will meet at the Visitors Center at 3 pm. After brief remarks from Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen and others, we will walk together to JFK's flame. The program for this event can be found here....

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 30 - 06:00 PM 2019

RPCV/W & NAFSA Happy Hour

In conjunction with this year's NAFSA Conference to be held in DC, come enjoy an evening of networking with members of NAFSA, the largest association of international educators. It's a great opportunity for RPCV/W members to glean tips on how to engage with the international education sector. We also invite...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 18 - 03:00 PM 2019

Museum of the Peace Corps Experience Info Session

A Peace Corps Museum? It's About Time! Join us to learn about the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience and how you can get involved. Drinks and snacks provided. Programming will start at 3:15.

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 14 - 05:30 PM 2019

'Tell Your Story' Happy Hour in CoHi

RPCVs and ExPats, recently and not-so-recently returned alike, are welcome to share, learn and mingle at this unique event. RPCV/W and Nextpat will join forces to host this storytelling happy hour on Tuesday, May 14th at Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. Come grab drinks and some tips on how better...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 11 - 11:15 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with KEEN

Please join RPCV/W for a fun day of sports coaching with KEEN. Volunteers will work one on one with young athletes with disabilities to help them participate in specialized activities. Please make sure you register for the event with KEEN, the link will be provided upon signing up for this...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 07 - 05:30 PM 2019

Foreign Affairs & Diplomacy Career Panel

  Interested in a career in Foreign Affairs or Diplomacy? Join us for the upcoming RPCV/W career panel to grow your professional network. RPCV panelists from the State Department and USAID working in the Foreign Affairs or Diplomacy sector will respond to questions from the moderator and the audience. Informal...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 04 - 10:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Embassy Tour

Join us for an Embassy Open House Tour. We will meet outside of the Costa Rica embassy and will be visiting 4-5 embassies of countries that Peace Corps has served in. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 25 - 06:30 PM 2019

Workshop: Develop Your Professional Narrative

Event Overview: Members of RPCV/W are invited to attend a free professional development workshop at Exiles Bar on U St on Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:30. We’ll spend the first half of the workshop mapping your personal and professional trajectory to identify where your passions and skills intersect. And when we...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 16 - 06:00 PM 2019

NEW LOCATION - April 2019 Happy Hour

Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with another RPCV/w Happy Hour.   Due to unforeseen circumstances, the RPCV/w Happy Hour has been moved to Exiles Bar (only a 7 minute drive from the original venue).  We apologize for this late change, but we look forward to seeing you there.  Thank you!...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 16 - 05:30 PM 2019

Resume Review and Recruiter Meeting Event

Members and friends of RPCV/W are welcomed to attend a FREE resume review event. HireStrategy, a top-ranked staffing firm, has partnered with RPCVs over the years to provide resume review tips and job searching in DC. You must RSVP to attend because space is limited for the event. We will spend the first...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, April 14 - 10:00 AM 2019

Community Service: Rock Creek Park Extreme Cleanup

Spring has sprung in Washington, DC and all around people are getting out to enjoy the area's beautiful green parks. Come help keep Rock Creek Park green by joining RPCV/W and the DC AmeriCorps Alums during the Rock Creek Conservancy's 11th Annual Extreme Cleanup event. We will be removing trash and debris from...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 13 - 11:00 AM 2019

Cherry Blossoms Potluck Picnic

Spring is here! Join us for a Cherry Blossom potluck picnic. Bring a dish to share from your country of service or whatever you would like. We will get some tables close to the ANA stage. There will be live music! We will send an email closer to the event...

Event Type: Official

Friday, April 12 - 07:00 PM 2019

The Peace Corps Today: In Conversation with Director Jody Olsen

Join us for The Peace Corps Today: In Conversation with Director Jody Olsen on Friday, April 12th at 7pm. This is part of the Silver Spring Town Center Inc. (SSTCi) Film and Lecture Series. SSTCi Executive Director Lisa Martin will join Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen in a conversation about the Peace Corps today,...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, April 09 - 05:30 PM 2019

International Development Career Panel

Interested in a career in International Development? Join us for RPCV/W's first career panel of the year. Panelists working in the International Development sector will respond to questions from the moderator and the audience. Informal networking to follow the event. Panelist representation from Government Agencies and the Private Sector: USAID, Creative...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 06 - 10:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Home-Buying Seminar

Please note that this event is FULL. You must be registered via Eventbrite in order to attend. Are you looking to buy a home in 2019, 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...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 06 - 09:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative

Please join us in learning more about civic leadership with DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative and help them canvass to recruit community volunteers to tutor and mentor DC area youth.  

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, March 26 - 06:30 PM 2019

Profs and Pints: Africa

Profs and Pints presents: Outsiders Wreak Havoc in Africa, with Elizabeth Schmidt, professor of history at Loyola University Maryland and author of Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War.To outsiders, the word Africa often conjures up images of a continent in crisis, a place riddled with war and corruption...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, March 21 - 06:00 PM 2019

RPCV Career Fair Networking HH!

This year, Peace Corps-HQ is hosting the DC-based RPCV Career Fair on Thursday, March 21, at the U.S. Department of Labor (200 Constitution Ave NW), connecting RPCVs with their future employers. RPCV/W invites you to continue your networking (and fun) by joining us on Thursday, March 21 at 6PM for...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 21 - 03:00 PM 2019

A Nordic Perspective: Making Women's Economic Empowerment Happen

Economically empowering women is essential to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. Yet disadvantages and discrimination faced by women and girls continue to severely limit their ability to lift themselves out of poverty. In the Nordic countries,...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, March 16 - 02:00 PM 2019

Board Data Open House

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, March 09 - 10:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Home-Buying Seminar

Are you looking to buy a home in 2019, 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, March 9...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, March 06 - 06:00 PM 2019

March Happy Hour at Sospeso

Come join us for our March Happy Hour, at Sospeso on H Street! 

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, February 26 - 07:00 PM 2019

Peace Corps Trivia Night

Come out to another edition of Peace Corps Trivia Night at the famous Wonderland Ballroom! We will have an extended Happy Hour and prizes to the winners. Last year was very popular, so please come early to grab your table.   Rules: Max of 5 people per team 7 rounds, 10...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 23 - 10:00 AM 2019

RPCV/W Community Service Event with We Are Family, DC

Please join RPCV/W in helping We Are Family, DC deliver groceries to vulnerable senior citizens around the Columbia Heights area.

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 21 - 05:30 PM 2019

Speed Networking

Job hunting in DC or thinking about switching to a new company, sector or even an entirely new field? Want to get some perspective and advice from your fellow RPCVs? Well then, come on out to RPCV/W's first Speed Networking event of 2019! Speed Networking will be held at Exiles...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 09 - 10:30 AM 2019

RPCV/W Home-Buying Seminar

UPDATE: This event is full.   Are you looking to buy a home in 2019, 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...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, February 06 - 06:00 PM 2019

Happy Hour at Exiles

Come join us for the first RPCV/w Happy Hour of 2019 at our new partner bar, Exiles, on U Street. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, January 26 - 07:00 AM 2019

DC Multilingual Education Fair of DC

The Multilingual Education Fair of DC, now with 100 exhibitors and close to 1000 registered attendees, is looking for 60 volunteers from 7am - 3pm on Sat, Jan. 26th. Volunteers will also need to attend orientation on Thurs, Jan. 24th from 6-8pm EDT at the Thurgood Marshall Center. Volunteers will...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, January 21 - 10:00 AM 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Help us in making this MLK Day not just a day off, but a day on! We will be joining the AmeriCorps Alums DC in participation at George Washington University's day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King jr. SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP BY DEC. 24TH, 2018!  ...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, January 20 - 03:40 PM 2019

NOVA RPCV Martin Luther King Celebration

Martin Luther King Celebration at 3:40 pm on Sunday, January 20th at the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA 20191)The event will include fantastic gospel singing in a special Voices of Inspiration program sponsored by the Reston Martin Luther King, Jr. Church and hosted by the Northern...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, January 18 - 05:30 PM 2019

Global Issues Advocacy Training & HH

UPDATE: The entire event is at capacity. Looking forward to seeing you there! *** During this year's National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) National Days of Action in Support of the Peace Corps, NPCA and RPCV/W will recognize and support the members of our community that are active and passionate about a...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, December 12 - 05:30 PM 2018

Community Service Event: Mock Interviews and Speed Networking with Upwardly Global

Join RPCV/W and Upwardly Global for the Mock Interview & Speed Networking event for immigrant job seekers. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to provide general job interview practice and provide networking advice. Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, to help integrate this population into the...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, December 02 - 05:00 PM 2018

Zoo Lights

*Please note this event has moved to Sunday, December 2 at 5 pm due to expected bad weather Saturday night. Come join the Cultural Committee for one last cultural event in 2018. We will spend the evening in the zoo admiring the exhibits and lights. A group of us are...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 01 - 01:00 PM 2018

Ride for Habitat

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 22 - 03:00 PM 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner with RPCVs

Join us for our annual Courtney Dunham Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner! Along with our RPCV/W community, we invite Med-Evac PCVs currently in the area. Turkey will be provided and we ask that guests bring a side dish, dessert or drinks. Please sign up to bring a dish here.  This event is held in...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 17 - 06:00 PM 2018

9th Annual Noche de Salsa in Adams Morgan

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 15 - 05:30 PM 2018

Mentoring Program Nov Happy Hour

Current RPCV/W Mentoring Program participants and anyone interested in the future iterations of the program are invited to come enjoy happy hour drinks and food at Stoney's on L. Connect with your mentor/mentee, meet and network with folks in the program, or just enjoy the excellent RPCV company. See you...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 13 - 06:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Happy Hour in Wonderland

Join us at this laid-back spot for some RPCV bonding time in the hip and happening Columbia Heights neighborhood. Free live music will start at 9pm. See you there!

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 13 - 06:00 PM 2018

Voice of America Tour and Reception

Please join us for an evening tour given by our own Vice President, Chelsea Milko. The thirty-minute tour is a behind-the-scenes look at live broadcasting in radio, television, and the Internet in several of our more than 40 languages. The tour will be followed by a question and answer session...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, November 07 - 05:30 PM 2018

Women in Leadership

Join women from various sectors as they discuss their journeys to leadership! We are honored to feature as panelists: Donna Barnes, CEO, DHB Wellness & Associates, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Howard University Kimberly Flowers, Director, Humanitarian Agenda & Global Food Security Project, CSIS Margaret McLaughlin, Ed.D, retired Director, Leadership...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, November 06 - 07:00 PM 2018

Midterm Election Watch Party

Please join RPCV/W to watch the midterm elections results at Recessions. Happy Hour has been extended for our group until 9 PM! Programming note: For those of you who have never been to Recessions, the bar is located in the basement, and the door to the bar is between Mackey's...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, November 04 - 11:00 AM 2018

Brunch and Museum Day

Come join us for brunch and free admission to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We will have brunch at Old Ebbitt Grill at 11:00 am before taking a short walk to the National Museum of Women for the 1:00 pm tour of "Fierce Women" which will highlight...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, November 03 - 08:00 AM 2018

Playground Build for Stokes Elementary School - East End Campus

My son's language immersion school, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School, through a KaBoom! grant, will be hosting a playground build for the children pre-K3 to kindergarten (ages 3-5).  Along with the school administrators and some parents I am requesting some of my RPCV community to lend a...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, November 01 - 06:30 PM 2018

Board Meeting & Beer!

Stop by our monthly board meeting to learn how RPCV/W gets things done! We will be opening up both our October and November board meetings as we recruit for board positions that will be opening at the end of this year. Side note: technically our board meetings are always open...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 27 - 11:00 AM 2018

Community Service Event with A Wider Circle Project Sparkle

Please join RPCV/W as we assist A Wider Circle during their National Community Service Week event, Project Sparkle. A Wider Circle is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help individuals and families rise out of poverty. They work in partnership with those they serve to make sure that every child...

Event Type: Official

Friday, October 26 - 12:00 PM 2018 through October 28, 2018

Fall RPCV/W Campout in Shenandoah NP

Matthews Arm Campground is the closest campground in Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC and offers amenities like flush toilets, drinking water and dump stations, creating a comfortable camping experience.  It is the last weekend the campground is open for the fall.I've reserved group campsite D165, which has space for...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 25 - 05:00 PM 2018

Happy Hour in support of Co-partners of Campesinas

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, October 21 - 06:00 PM 2018

Join the Fula Women Association of North America for a West African Lunch Fundraiser!

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in West Africa, including Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, are invited to join us for FUWANA’s (Fula Women Association of North America) West African Lunch Fundraiser to celebrate the durable partnership with our diverse community organizations and RPCVs. Friends of RPCVs and others are welcome...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, October 21 - 04:00 PM 2018

Pumpkin Carving

Join RPCV/W as we carve and decorate pumpkins. Please bring your own pumpkin and we will provide the carving tools. Feel free to also bring decorations and whatever else you'd like to use to decorate your pumpkin. We also suggest you bring a blanket, as the ground might not be...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, October 21 - 12:00 PM 2018

Friends of Jamaica Annual General Meeting Conference Call

The date and time for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Friends of Jamaica Peace Corps Association (FOJPA) has been set for October 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST. The AGM will be held over conference call via an app called Bluejeans. Anyone interested in attending the meeting should email the President...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, October 19 - 08:00 PM 2018

Colombian Music Showcase

Come out for a fun Friday night full of live music and dancing! This event is presented by Multiflora Productions as part of their annual month-long DIY music festival that happens at multiple venues in DC. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own ticket(s). RPCV/W will not be purchasing tickets...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, October 14 - 02:30 PM 2018

Pure Barre Donation Class

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, October 11 - 04:30 PM 2018

"Meet the Board" Happy Hour

Ever wanted to learn more about how to get more involved with RPCV/W? Come grab a drink and learn more about different board positions and committee member opportunities. 

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, October 09 - 12:00 PM 2018

Standing Together: A Dialogue on Refugees & Immigration with the 2018 USA Teacher of the Year

Join the Peace Corps Community for Refugees and show your support for refugees and immigrants in the Washington, D.C. area at "Standing Together: A Dialogue on Refugees & Immigration with the 2018 USA Teacher of the Year". Following an informal reception, we will hold a one-hour forum in the auditorium...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, October 06 - 02:00 PM 2018

PorchFest

Please join us for the annual PorchFest in Adams Morgan. Our afternoon will be spent at different porches listening to local music and meeting local musicians and artists. More details will be sent to participants the week of the event. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, October 06 - 01:30 PM 2018

Volunteers Needed for Adams Morgan PorchFest

As you may have seen, RPCV/W is hosting a cultural event attending the Adams Morgan Porch Fest. The group organizing the Porch Fest, Cultural Tourism DC, is in need of volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Volunteers can serve during one of the two shifts, from 1:30pm to 4:15pm or...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, September 29 - 11:00 AM 2018

DC #Map2EndFGM

I am presently in Boston but this mapping in Tanzania event in Bloomingdale through the GW Humanitarian Mapping Society may be of interest to RPCVw members: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-map2endfgm-tickets-50515407945 Join us in mapping to support the Crowd2Map campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania. All mappers are welcome, and a...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, September 25 - 05:30 PM 2018

Fall Happy Hour: RPCV Career Conference "After Party"

Join RPCV/W and RPCV Career Conference attendees for a fun networking event to cap-off the conference. We will convene at the Front Page, close to PC HQ. This will be a great opportunity for RPCVs recently returned and longtime DC residents alike to connect. See you there!

Event Type: Official

Monday, September 24 - 06:00 PM 2018

Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park

Please join us to celebrate Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park on Monday, September 24, as the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. Opening ceremonies start at 6:10 p.m. EST. Festivities include the Peace Corps Parade of Nations. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend, so please...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 23 - 01:00 PM 2018

Alexandria King Street Art Festival

Come out and join RPCV/W for a co-event with NOVA RPCV. We will meet at Blackwall Hitch Restaurant at 1 pm where we will meet for drinks and lunch before heading to the festival together. 

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 23 - 11:00 AM 2018

DC State Fair

Come out to the DC State Fair! We will meet right outside the Waterfront metro on the green line at 11 am and someone will be there holding a Peace Corps sign. During the fair, we plan to grab a bite to eat and walk around to see the different...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, September 22 - 09:00 AM 2018

RPCV/W and DC AmeriCorps Alums' Day of Service for Sept. 11th: Preservation at Dumbarton Oaks Park

During the month of September, we remember the tragedy that was September 11th. Throughout the month individuals and organizations serve in their communities to honor those who died that day and to promote peace. Please join RPCV/W and the DC AmeriCorps Alumni as we give back in memory of September...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, September 18 - 06:00 PM 2018

Game night for RPCV/W Mentoring Program

RPCV/W Mentoring Program is hosting a laid-back night for beer, bites & games for mentors and mentees to get together!   

Event Type: Official

Sunday, September 09 - 03:00 PM 2018

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Come join us for a Sunday afternoon at Renwick Gallery and see the amazing Burning Man exhibit before it leaves D.C. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, September 06 - 05:30 PM 2018

International Careers Based in DC

Join panelists from the public and private sectors as they discuss their international careers based in DC! Confirmed panelists come from DAI, the State Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, and public health consulting.

Event Type: Official

Thursday, August 30 - 09:30 AM 2018

HUD Career Fair for RPCVs with NCE

Are you an RPCV with active NCE? Looking for a job with the federal government? Come to the HUD career fair on August 30!  Please note that to attend you MUST register at surveymonkey.com/r/2018HUDHiring Resumes and supporting documents (i.e. NCE letter) should be sent to recruitment@hud.gov by August 24, 2018. RSVPing...

Event Type: Official

Monday, August 27 - 06:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Mentoring Program Cohort II kick-off

We invite you to attend the official kick-off event where you will be introduced to your mentor/mentee(s) and get to know each other over refreshments. We will also discuss what is expected of you and how the mentoring program will unfold in the coming months. We will talk about the mentoring topics,...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, August 23 - 11:00 AM 2018 through August 26, 2018

RPCV/W Goes to Peace Corps Connect

Each year, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) holds the Peace Corps Connect conference. This year it will be held in the Pocono Mountains in Shawnee, Pennsylvania! RPCV/W will be taking two vans from the DMV area up to the conference and back. Please join us and reserve your spot...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, August 19 - 02:30 PM 2018

Find your balance with RPCV/W

Want to improve your physical or mental health? Want to get in tune with your body? Come join other RPCVs for a free 2-hour yoga workshop on Sunday, August 19, at 2:30pm at the Mt. Pleasant Library.  RPCV/W’s Wellness Coordinator will lead a 1-hour yoga class, which will be followed by an hour...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, August 19 - 09:30 AM 2018

Community Service Event River Kayak Cleanup

Wake up and clean up the Anacostia River while kayaking on a glorious summer morning! RPCV/W will help Boating In DC  with their ongoing effort to collect trash floating along the river and by the boathouse. This activity will be guided and includes a safety orientation. Spots for this event are...

Event Type: Official

Friday, August 17 - 04:30 PM 2018

Jazz in the Garden Feat. 3Divas

Please join RPCV/W and NoVa RPCVs for one more evening of the Jazz in the Garden this summer. The band will be 3Divas (swing piano trio). For more information, visit nga.gov/press/jazz. We will be meeting in the shade near the big red sculpture that is hard to miss. The National Gallery Sculpture...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, August 14 - 05:30 PM 2018

The Most Important Career Conversation We Don't Want to Have: Salary Negotiation

How do you make sure you’re asking for the right salary? What can you do to get the best possible offer from a prospective employer? What are some ways to overcome common obstacles like nerves or answering salary questions too soon? Develop your salary negotiation strategies now in an interactive workshop!...

Event Type: Official

Monday, August 13 - 05:30 PM 2018

Happy Hour at Haydee's!

Join your fellow Washington-based RPCVs at Haydee's Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant for this fun social event!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, August 04 - 07:00 PM 2018

Salsa Night

RPCV/W invites you to put on your dancing shoes and join us for a fun night out on Saturday, August 4! This is a great event for dancers of all levels. Please join us at 6:45 pm and look for Carolina holding the RPCV sign. You can find more information here....

Event Type: Official

Saturday, July 28 - 10:00 AM 2018

Guided Hike - Rock Creek Park

Calling all our RPCV history buffs! Join us for our another Summer Singles Series event. We will be doing a guided hike through Rock Creek Park and learn about the Civil War. This is a free event but we will have a guide. We recommend bringing a few dollars of cash...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, July 18 - 05:00 PM 2018

Summer Singles Series Icebreaker Happy Hour

Trying to beat the heat? Come to our icebreaker Summer Singles Series happy hour at Franklin Hall. We’ll be playing all the cheesy icebreakers you remember (and probably used at your site!) Don’t be shy and bring friends. Non-RPCVs are welcome. Post below if you have a favorite icebreaker that...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, July 17 - 06:30 PM 2018

Speed Mentoring

Looking to land that first job in DC? Want to get some perspective from your fellow RPCV community? Come out the first Speed Mentoring event of the summer. The event will be held at Bravo Bravo and will consist of a brief overview of the RPCV/W Mentoring program followed by...

Event Type: Official

Friday, July 13 - 07:30 PM 2018

Movie Night - Coco

Please join us on Friday, July 13, at 7:30 pm for a movie screening of Coco at Farragut Square. The movie will start at sunset. We will have an RPCV sign to make it easier for people to find us.  More information can be found at https://goldentriangledc.com/golden-cinema-2018/ 

Event Type: Official

Friday, July 13 - 07:00 PM 2018

RPCV Book Club

Want to discuss books from all over the world with other RPCVs?  We've started a small book club that meets in MD and northern DC.  Come enjoy some good stories, faraway places, good food and good company!  The next book for July is from Mongolia-- The Blue Sky by Galsan...

Event Type: Member-Created

Friday, July 13 - 07:00 PM 2018

RPCV Book Club

If you're interested in being a part of the new RPCV book club, join the Facebook group!  That's where you'll hear about the chosen book for the month, the location, and date.  Come imbibe and discuss with us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674146685995305/

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, July 12 - 06:00 PM 2018

Community Service Event: Mock Interview & Speed Networking With Upwardly Global

Join RPCV/W and Upwardly Global for the Mock Interview & Speed Networking event for immigrant job seekers. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to provide general job interview practice and provide networking advice. Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, to help integrate this population into the...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 30 - 11:30 AM 2018

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Come on out to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival! We will meet by the Smithsonian Metro on the National Mall at 11:30 and will grab a bite to eat at the festival before perusing the Catalonian and Armenian booths. You can find out more about this year's festival here. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 28 - 05:30 PM 2018

Story Slam

Share your health and wellness story in our upcoming story slam. Please contact secretary@rpcvw.org if you plan to share your story at the event and for more details. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 23 - 05:45 PM 2018

June Meal Volunteer Event at Calvary Women's Services

Have a few hours to spare? Women Empowering Women of RPCV/W has the perfect opportunity for you! Join us at this month's serving at Calvary Women's Services. We will provide a meal for their first dinner shift as part of our monthly commitment to the organization.  Calvary Women’s Services empowers...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Annual Summer BBQ!

This year we will be holding the event at the Congressional Cemetery, one of the most unique event places in DC! Located a few blocks from the Potomac Ave Metro, off the blue/orange/silver lines. This is a family event and one of the biggest of the year. We will have...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, June 21 - 06:30 PM 2018

National Mall Walking

Event Type: Official

Friday, June 15 - 05:00 PM 2018

Jazz in the Garden with RPCV/W and NOVA RPCV

Join us on Friday, June 15th for Happy Hour at Jazz in the Garden with RPCVs from RPCV/W and NOVA RPCV!June 15 - Michael Thomas Quintet - Traditional Jazz This is a free event and it does get busy early. Show up early, bring a blanket for sitting, and look...

Event Type: Official

Monday, June 11 - 06:00 PM 2018

Community Service Event at Whitman-Walker

June is RPCV/W's Health & Wellness Month. All month long we are partnering Women Empowering Women, Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers, NPCA, and the Peace Cops Story Podcast to bring you events and activities focusing on health and wellness.   Join RPCV/W Community Service in making self-testing kits during Whitman-Walker...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 09 - 03:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Sound Bath

Seeking relaxation and stress relief? Come join wellness Coordinator Alle Kamela and fellow RPCVs in a Sound Bath Meditation at Take Five Meditation near DuPont Circle on June 9th at 3pm. Sound bath meditation is the use of ancient vibrational tools that offer a sound massage for the body, mind...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 09 - 02:00 PM 2018

City of Jade - Film Screening

Come join us for a screening of the film "City of Jade" Click on the link to find out more about the film and to view the trailer.  We will meet at 1:45 pm by the Freer Information desk. 

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 09 - 12:00 PM 2018

Bilingual Spanish Teachers to Volunteer at St. Ann's Center to Teach Basic Spanish!

Volunteer Orientation for RPCV who are interested in teaching Spanish to small children. St. Ann’s Center is recruiting for one or two adult female volunteers over the age of 21 years old to teach very basic Spanish to 2 ½ year olds – 4 year old children at St. Ann’s...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, June 07 - 05:30 PM 2018

Career Spotlight on Roger Thurow

A former Wall Street Journal Correspondent for over 30 years and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in International Reporting, Mr. Thurow is currently a senior fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He will share insights about entering a career in international development and policy. The event will be a...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, June 06 - 04:30 PM 2018

RPCV Pride Happy Hour 2018

Come join Peace Corps HQ’s Spectrum and RPCV/W as we celebrate Pride 2018 together! Everyone welcome! Questions? Contact spectrum@peacecorps.gov

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, June 05 - 05:30 PM 2018

Storytelling Workshop

Join Tyler Lloyd of My Peace Corps Story Podcast to learn how to effectively convey your Peace Corps stories of health and wellness. On June 28th, in collaboration with NPCA's Health Advocacy Day, we are hosting a Peace Corps Stories of Health: Story Slam. More details will follow soon.  This...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, June 02 - 02:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Community Yoga @ Shaw Library

This June, RPCV/W is hosting a series of health and wellness events. Come practice yoga taught by a fellow RPCV followed by deep relaxation. Experience the many benefits of yoga nidra, or "yogic sleep", an immensely powerful meditation technique and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain....

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 26 - 06:30 PM 2018

May Meal Volunteer Event at Calvary Women's Services

We have an exciting opportunity for you to support a community service initiative coordinated by Women Empowering Women (WEW) of RPCV/W. For this event you will assist in preparing and serving a meal at Calvary Women’s Services. This is the third time members from the RPCV/W community have engaged with...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 22 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCVs in D.C. Tech

Join panelists from federal agencies & entrepreneurial organizations as they discuss their career trajectories and what it takes to be successful in D.C. tech! Among other topics, the panel will cover what a career in tech entails, how to transition to tech (even without a tech background), and how to...

Event Type: Official

Monday, May 21 - 08:00 AM 2018 through May 24, 2018

CARE National Conference

The CARE National Conference is happening next week in Washington, DC and there ate many exciting free and ticketed events around international women and girls advocacy.  Register today for the 2018 #CAREcon, where hundreds of people from around the world will meet in Washington, D.C. from May 21-23 to learn...

Event Type: Member-Created

Sunday, May 20 - 02:00 PM 2018

JFK Wreath Laying 2018

Join us as we pay our respects to JFK at Arlington National Cemetery. We will meet at the visitors center at 2pm and then walk together to JFK's flame. Then, join us afterward to raise a glass at Heavy Seas.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 19 - 03:00 PM 2018

Distillery Tour

The distillery tour and tasting is $15 and will take about an hour. It includes the tour, tasting of the products, and gratuity. We are limiting the event to 20 individuals (10 men and 10 women) to ensure a small, balanced group. Republic Restoratives is a women-owned distillery in Ivy...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 17 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCVW Happy Hour at the Saloon

Join us for a fun happy hour!

Event Type: Official

Thursday, May 17 - 11:00 AM 2018

Write Winning Grants

This workshop is specially designed for experienced fundraisers with a strong understanding of the basic fundamentals of grant writing who are looking for a way to polish existing skills and grow your grant writing game. During the half-day session we will use interactive exercises and discussions to help you better...

Event Type: Official

Friday, May 11 - 07:00 PM 2018

Let's start an RPCV Book Club!

Interested in traveling through literature, experiencing diverse voices with an enriching discussion?  And, of course, we will plan for some refreshment too! We will be using the below TED talk about an author who read a book from every country and her list as a guide, but we can sprinkle...

Event Type: Member-Created

Saturday, May 05 - 01:00 PM 2018

Around the World Embassy Tour

Come join us for an afternoon of fun! We will be visiting the embassies of Benin, Nepal, and Costa Rica as part of the annual Around the World Embassy Tour. Please visit any other embassies you'd personally like to see, before joining us outside of the Embassy of Benin at...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, May 05 - 10:30 AM 2018

RPCV/w Community Yoga/Laughter Yoga @ Shaw Library

Join us for our Spring Yoga Series! From Dharma to laughter yoga, we invite you to relax, laugh, and breathe! There is no cost to attend. Space is limited to 20 RPCV/w members. Non-RPCVw members will be waitlisted and contacted two days prior to the event. Check your membership status...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, May 01 - 06:00 AM 2018

Yoga Retreat In Himalayas for 5/7 Days

The Yoga Retreat aims to teach the practical application of yoga along with the philosophy behind this physical, mental and spiritual discipline. It’s a perfect foundation course for anyone considering to become a yoga instructor.You will leave the retreat feeling rejuvenated and energized. This retreat is designed for people who...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, April 30 - 05:30 PM 2018

Summer Singles Series: LGBTQ Kick off Happy Hour

Spring has sprung and it's time to leave the house for our Summer Single Series! This series will provide an opportunity for RPCV/W singles to meet each other in fun, relaxed environments. We will be doing activities like speed dating, picnicking, and more. Join us for our kick-off event to learn...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 28 - 02:00 PM 2018

Picnic in the Park

Potluck Picnic! Bring a dish from your service country. Also, bring games to share. 

Event Type: Official

Thursday, April 26 - 07:00 PM 2018

Art Show - Support RPCV Costa Rica Exhibit

Victor Pimentel, Tico 24, will be exhibiting his art work at the "MAGNIFY" showcase by Raw Artists D.C. A sale of 20 tickets covers Vitor's spot in the exhibit. The tickets are only $22 and need to be sold by Thursday April 19th in order for him to participate. If...

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 26 - 06:00 PM 2018

Karaoke Night at the Ugly Mug

Join us for a fun night of karaoke at the Ugly Mug! Bring your friends!

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 21 - 04:00 PM 2018

DC Spring Happy Hour with Friends of Jamaica

We're gathering multi generations of Jamaica RPCVs this April in Washington, D.C.  to meet and celebrate with our newest returned volunteers and to help build their local networks as they re-enter the U.S.Come join us at...Date: 21 April 2018Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm EDTThe Pitch Tavern4015 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011, USARSVP at https://www.servejamaica.org/events/dc-spring-happy-hour or email info@servejamaica.org

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, April 19 - 05:30 PM 2018

NOVA and RPCV/W Joint Happy Hour

Join NOVA RPCVs and RPCV/W at Earl's Kitchen and Bar for a fun joint Happy Hour.

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, April 18 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCV Career Panel - 5 years in Government

Join our distinguished panelists on Wednesday, April 18th at Peace Corps Shriver Hall for a discussion on how to make the most out of your first 5 years in government. Pending final confirmation, panelists will join us from the State Department, Legal Services Corporation, and Young Government Leaders.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 14 - 10:00 AM 2018

Rock Creek Park Extreme Cleaning with RPCV/W

Spring has sprung in Washington, DC and all around people are getting out to enjoy the area's beautiful green parks. Come help keep Rock Creek Park green by joining RPCV/W during the Rock Creek Conservancy's 10th Annual Extreme Clean event. We will be removing trash and debris from the trails in the park...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 14 - 09:00 AM 2018

2-Day International Development Consulting Seminar

Join us as RPCV/W and American University's School of International Service host a 2-day International Development Consulting Seminar with former International Consultant John Holley. Mr. Holley has more than 40-years experience in international consulting and will teach you what it takes to become successful in the field. Please note that this...

Event Type: Official

Monday, April 09 - 05:30 PM 2018

Summer Singles Series: Kick off Happy Hour

Spring has sprung and it's time to leave the house for our Summer Single Series! This series will provide an opportunity for RPCV/W singles to meet each other in fun, relaxed environments. We will be doing activities like speed dating, picnicking, and more. Join us for our kick-off event to learn...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, April 07 - 10:30 AM 2018

RPCV/W Home Buying Seminar

Are you looking to buy a home in 2018, 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, April 7th...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, March 31 - 10:30 AM 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival Picnic

Join us Saturday, March 31st for our Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Picnic by the Tidal Basin! We'll be there early to get a spot but we encourage you to come between 10:30 am - 2:30 pm to hang out. 

Event Type: Official

Friday, March 30 - 05:30 PM 2018

Community Service Event at Calvary Women's Service

During the month of March we honor all the important contributions women have made and will make to improve our world.  In order for women to create positive change we need to help lift them up so they can own their gifts and strengths. Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health,...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 29 - 07:00 PM 2018

Author Talk with Anna Badkhen: Fisherman's Blues

Join Anna Badkhen for a reading and discussion of her latest book, Fisherman's Blues.  Once upon a time fishermen who launched their pirogues from the coast of Senegal could dip their hands into the ocean and pull out fish as big as their thighs. But in an Atlantic decimated by...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, March 27 - 07:00 PM 2018

First Kurdish novel translated into English: I Stared At the Night of the City with Kareem Abdulrahman

The first major contemporary novel translated from Kurdish, by the most pre-eminent living writer from this ever-important Middle Eastern region. Iraqi Kurdistan at the turn of the twenty-first century is a territory ruled by strongmen, revolutionaries, fixers, bureaucrats, and the "Barons" who control everything from livestock and land to Kurdish...

Event Type: Member-Created

Tuesday, March 27 - 05:30 PM 2018

Happy Hour at The MadHatter

Join your RPCV/W family at The Front Page for a fun Happy Hour.

Event Type: Official

Sunday, March 18 - 12:45 PM 2018

RPCV/W Community Yoga @ Yoga Heights

Join us for our Spring Yoga Series! From Dharma to Laughing yoga, we invite you to relax, laugh, and breathe! There is no cost to attend. Space is limited to 20 RPCV/w members. Non-RPCVw members will be waitlisted and contacted two days prior to the event. Check your membership status...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 15 - 07:00 PM 2018

RPCV/W Mentor/Mentee Meet Up and Program Overview

RPCV/W is looking for dedicated professionals to help support our organization and give back to others by sharing their experiences. We are in the process of recruiting mentors and mentees to participate in our 2018 Mentorship Program. Come join us at Froggy Bottom Pub & Restaurant on March 15th from...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, March 15 - 04:00 PM 2018

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, & Hope in Wartime Syria - Author Event with Rania Abouzeid

Prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid talks about her eye-opening book, which tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Beginning with the first rumblings of dissent in 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances...

Event Type: Member-Created

Monday, March 12 - 05:30 PM 2018

HH_Haydees

Join your RPCV/W family at Haydee's Restaurant for a fun Happy Hour.

Event Type: Official

Saturday, March 10 - 10:30 AM 2018

RPCV/W Home Buying Seminar

Are you looking to buy a home in 2018, 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, March 10th...

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, February 27 - 07:00 PM 2018

Peace Corps Trivia Night at the Wonderland Ballroom

Come test your general knowledge at the Wonderland Ballroom February 27th at 7 PM with the RPCV/W crew. There will be 7 rounds of 10 questions each with an overall Peace Corps theme to the evening. There is a max of 5 people per team. Wonderland will be sponsoring our event with...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 24 - 12:00 PM 2018

African American Museum of History and Culture - Small Private Guided Tour

RSVP is required for this special event. Reserve your spot today — only five total openings. Celebrate Black History Month by joining RPCV/W Culture on a private, small group, guided tour of the African American Museum of History and Culture. Once you've RSVP'ed, the RPCV/W Culture Director will be in...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, February 24 - 11:00 AM 2018

RPCV/W Community Service: A Wider Circle

The operational heart of being a part of the Peace Corps family is service. This February show some love for your neighbors by serving others and building community. Join RPCV/W as we help community members find what they need to triumph over poverty with A Wider Circle. A Wider Circle is...

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 22 - 05:30 PM 2018

Meet the Board Happy Hour

Come meet the 2018 RPCV/W Board of Directors during happy hour. Our various directors for Social, Community Service, Professional Development, Communications, Outreach, Development, etc. will be around to talk about RPCV/W and our goals as a non-profit, our plans for this year, and address any questions, suggestions, or feedback that you...

Event Type: Official

Sunday, February 18 - 12:00 PM 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year by having lunch with fellow RPCVS in Chinatown on the parade route followed by watching the annual parade outside. Lunch will pay your own way.  RSVPs are required. Location: Downtown Chinatown, more details will be given to those who RSVP.  

Event Type: Official

Monday, February 12 - 05:30 PM 2018

RPCV/W Happy Hour at Bravo Bravo

All RPCV/W members are invited to come out for our first Happy Hour of the year at Bravo Bravo this coming Monday, 2/12 from 5:30 on.  Located at 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW and only a 10-second walk from the Farragut North Metro, this spacious salsa club is just what you need to spice...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, February 07 - 06:00 PM 2018

First Wednesdays Monthly Happy Hour

Event Type: Official

Thursday, February 01 - 07:30 PM 2018

Quarterlife User Manual

Back from Peace Corps but unsure what to do next? Join RPCV/W for a complimentary screening of the short documentary, "The Quarterlife User Manual" and a discussion with its director, Rob Montz.  About the Director: Mr. Montz is a director at We the Internet TV, an online political comedy and news...

Event Type: Official

Monday, January 15 - 09:45 AM 2018

MLK Day of Service with We Are Family 2018

The operational heart of being a part of the Peace Corps family is service. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King jr.’s great service to civil rights and to the United States, Martin Luther King Day has become a day of community service. Take the time this holiday weekend to...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, January 10 - 06:00 PM 2018

Financial planning for RPCVs

Please join for an RPCV-led informal presentation and question & answer session around financial planning topics, such as retirement planning, student loan payment, employer benefits, insurance, and saving.  Content will be relevant for RPCVs at all career stages, from "just off the boat" returners to those nearing retirement.

Event Type: Member-Created

Thursday, December 14 - 06:00 PM 2017

Career Mentoring Happy Hour

  This Happy Hour is for everyone who is participating in or interested in participating in the mentoring program. Stop by Haydee's in Mount Pleasant to meet up with your mentor or mentee, or to learn how to get involved in the next round of matching!

Event Type: Official

Tuesday, December 12 - 06:00 PM 2017

Community Shopping Event

Come join us at Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria to shop in support of this organization while purchasing handmade fair trade gifts. 10-20% of your purchase dollars will be donated directly to RPCV/W.

Event Type: Official

Sunday, December 10 - 10:15 AM 2017

RPCV/W Community Service: So Others Might Eat

The operational heart of being a part of the Peace Corps family is service. Take the time this holiday season to serve others and build community. Join RPCV/W as we serve lunch to homeless and needy at So Others Might Eat (SOME).  Opened as a small soup kitchen in 1970,...

Event Type: Official

Saturday, December 02 - 07:00 PM 2017

2017 Black and White

Make sure to join us for our biggest event of year, bringing together hundreds of RPCVs and friends of all different ages and countries of service, and from all across the District-Maryland-Virginia area! This year's event will be held at 201 Bar near the Union Station Metro on Saturday, December...

Event Type: Official

Wednesday, November 29 - 06:00 PM 2017