For those who do not receive NPCA updates, see the information below for upcoming events to help the future of Peace Corps. Peace Corps week is just around the corner!
If ever there were a time for the Peace Corps community to unite and get behind Peace Corps, it is now.
Get to know us next week online (and in the comfort of your home) at the monthly NPCA Meet and Greet Wednesday, February 15, at 8:00 PM EST.
Celebrate Peace Corps Week from February 26 to March 4, 2017. Commemorating President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, this year the Peace Corps Week theme is Highlighting Hospitality: How does your Peace Corps Country Make People Feel Welcome? Learn more.
Become a Shriver Leader and join us in Washington, D.C. for the Shriver Leadership Summit, March 3-4, 2017.
Engage with American leaders during NPCA’s National Days of Action, March 3-15, 2017. Sign up to participate in local events in support of the Peace Corps under a new Congress and new administration.
Network with several hundred RPCVs at the 2017 Peace Corps Connect conference in Denver, CO, August 4-6, 2017.
Do you know an RPCV who continues to make a sustained and distinguished contribution to humanitarian causes at home or abroad? What about an RPCV who is an innovative social entrepreneur who will bring about significant long-term change? Nominate him or her for the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service. Deadline: February 28, 2017.
Presented by the NPCA affiliate group Women of Peace Corps Legacy, The Deborah Harding Award honors a Peace Corps woman whose contributions have made a significant difference in the lives of women and girls in the world. Nominate an exceptional woman for the award by April 30, 2017!
SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY ON THE NPCA BOARD
Do you have expertise in fundraising (particularly for major gifts), nonprofit law or grant making and an affinity for Peace Corps ideals? Consider advancing your National Peace Corps Association through service on the NPCA Board of Directors. Board Directors are members just like you with a deep passion and commitment to the Peace Corps community.
It all starts with your expression of interest. Learn more.
JOIN OUR TEAM
NPCA offers RPCVs the opportunity to put their passion, talent and ideas to action through short-term fellowships in our Washington, D.C. office. Remote engagement may be possible for RPCVs residing outside the D.C. area. As an NPCA fellow, you will be helping design, produce and drive key programmatic initiatives that benefit the broader Peace Corps community.
Hot Opportunity: International Programs Fellow
You already have a vast professional support network. All you have to do is activate your profile on www.PeaceCorpsConnect.org to tap in.
Who is hosting the next NPCA Meet and Greet?
All this and more in this week’s Affiliate Group News.
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NPCA has awarded FOG the Ruppe Award for Outstanding Community Service for our work with NPCA on the Ebola Relief Fund projects from September 2014 to December 2015. Sierra Leone and Liberia were also recognized and rewarded for their efforts on the committee. Thank you to our members who donated money to the cause!! See a picture of the award here. ruppe
Attention Guinea RPCV, ideally located in northern NJ or NYC area!
Are you interested and willing to share stories of your service? The George Segal art gallery will feature masks and some wood-carved figures from several African countries. This exhibit is scheduled to run from January 26-March 26, 2017 with this special program for Thursday, March 23 from 6-7.30pm.
The program will be entitled “The Masks We Wear: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Share Stories of Service and Identity in Africa”. The proposed structure of the program would involve four RPCVs (each from a different country represented in the exhibit), each speaking for 10-15 minutes about their service and, hopefully, connecting questions of identity that many RPCVs face with some of the masks and/or sculptures on display. The four speakers would be followed by a Q&A.
If interested, please contact the organizer of this event, Adam Swart, RPCV Nepal
Art Gallery Education Coordinator
University Art Galleries/George Segal Gallery
We are happy report that 2-year service volunteers are on their way!
G28 Education Trainees arrive July 5, two new Response volunteers are scheduled to arrive on July 10, and G27 Health/Agfo trainees on July 19. There are currently 5 response volunteers in country from Kankan to Dubreka. It will be a full house!
Stay tuned for PCV projects and fundraising opportunities to directly help Peace Corps work.
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