Partnership for Peace

Academy of Hope

Every two years, we officially sponsor a local nonprofit that shares our goals and values. In addition to awarding them a cash grant based on the proceeds of our yearly silent auction, we advertise their events through our social network and help them organize volunteers for their activities.

Applications are handled through an RFP process run by the RPCV/W Vice President and Community Service Director, who organize a subcommittee and choose three finalists.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Current Partner


Upwardly Global



Upwardly Global’s mission is to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce. Click here to learn more and volunteer.

Partnership Strategy

RPCV/W will plan quarterly community service events to bring together RPCV/W members and UpGlo job seekers. 

Upwardly Global will be provided an info table at the gala and will have a chance to give brief remarks at the mic during the program. A portion of the proceeds from the Silent Auction will be directly donated to them.

Upwardly Global will share regular announcements/updates in the weekly RPCV/W e-newsletter. As was so with previous P4P partners, UpGlo will have a dedicated space in the newsletter at no cost.

Any Upwardly Global job seeker can join RPCV/W for free for the first year here. In doing so, they will have access to a number or mentorship, professional development, social, and service opportunities in the DC area. 


Atlas Corps

AtlasCorps_2014_Official_Logo_blue_(300_dpi).jpgKnown as the “reverse Peace Corps,” Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations, and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals to address critical social issues. The program promotes a multilateral understanding of nonprofit capacity building and 2006 Atlas Corps has engaged 300+ leaders from 70 countries at 130 Host Organizations in the United States and Colombia. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can help play an important role in this multilateral exchange as they bring a unique insight on what it’s like to live in a foreign country and to serve for a purpose. Volunteering with Atlas Corps offers the opportunity to continue this service back home while also building an international network of nonprofit leaders.

Volunteer Opportunities

Don't sit back wondering how you can make a difference. Lend a hand to this exciting, growing organization. Whether you have ten hours a week or ten hours a year, we could use your help, no matter where you are located. Here are some of our opportunities ...

Local Ambassador: A Local Ambassador is a "first friend" to our Fellows during their year here. We ask that Local Ambassadors invite them to networking events, inform them about local life, and check in with their Fellow once a month via email, phone, coffee, etc. It is your opportunity to get to know an amazing nonprofit leader from another part of the world and help them to feel at home in a new city. If you are interested in being a Local Ambassador, please fill out this short interest form and we will be in touch: 

Nominator Network: Join our Nominator Network to help us find qualified individuals to apply for an Atlas Corps Fellowship. Nominators will receive emails during our two application cycles and will be asked to spread the word about the Fellowship opportunity to their own networks. This is a great way to assist both Atlas Corps and your colleagues overseas. If you are interested in being part of our Nominator Network, please fill out this short form:



Liberty's Promise

LP_logo.pngLiberty’s Promise runs 10 after-school programs of civic engagement in eight locations around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for low-income, high school, immigrant youth. These programs run for 10 weeks in the spring (March-May) and again for 10 weeks in the fall (October-December). We invite guest speakers to our programs to inform students about college options, career opportunities and community involvement. Also, students have the opportunity to bond with their classmates on field trips to historic locations in the area while learning more about their community.

To make a donation to this outstanding organization, please click here

Total Amount Awarded: $3,500

We targeted our Community Service programming to support the activities of Liberty's Promise, particularly in hosting job-interview and career preparation workshops in Gaithersburg, Tacoma Park, and Rockville communities. See our Facebook page for more pictures.



Washington English Center (formerly Language ETC)

wec_logo.pngLanguage ETC was our Partner in Peace for two years in a row, during which time we were able to award them $6,800 that went toward providing English language learning, access to technology, and life-skill programs to low-income adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area. They're based in Columbia Heights and always open to volunteers who want to teach English or life skills in their free time. 


Academy of Hope 

AOH_logo.jpgAcademy of Hope provides high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves the community.

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Latin American Youth Center

LAYC.Logo.lowres.gifThe Latin American Youth Center is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. 

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  • Chris Robinson
    commented 2014-05-09 12:15:34 -0400
    Hi Eileen, we will be opening up a request for proposals in the coming weeks, select three finalists, and our members will vote on the winner in late June.
  • Eileen Dombrowski
    commented 2014-03-18 12:07:30 -0400
    When does sponsored org for 2015 get decided? July?
  • Chris Robinson
    commented 2013-08-15 22:15:36 -0400
    Liberty’s promise will get a custom page front and center. We need to connect with them and find out what they want to have featured.
  • Mariko Schmitz
    commented 2013-08-15 22:13:49 -0400
    Suggest to adjust the dates because 2013 is Liberty’s Promise as well