[Repost from NPCA Advocacy Director, Jonathan Pearson] Final Appropriations Bill Includes Equity Act Language In what could be a significant victory for the fair treatment of female Peace Corps Volunteers, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have released a $1 … Continue reading
From WNYT: http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3632693.shtml?cat=10114 Imagine having to flee your country and travel to a foreign land to escape a horrible disease. It sounds like a Hollywood movie, but for about a dozen families who have come to the Capital Region from West … Continue reading
An information session on the Peace Corps was held at Russell Sage College in Troy on November 10th. There were 24 RPCVs from the RPCV-NENY group participating. The audience was the World 420 class at Sage, comprised of junior and … Continue reading
Togo RPCV Stacey Thayer will host a Noonday Collection Open House on November 29 at her home in Troy, NY. To RSVP, email Stacey at email@example.com. To learn about the Noonday Collection, visit oshetamoore.noondaycollection.com
At its November 2014 meeting, the RPCVs of NENY voted to join forces with the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition (NYSATC). Members of the Half the Sky book group learned of the work of NYSATC and the Trafficking Victims Protection and … Continue reading
Another letter from Becky Raymond who is serving a PC Response assignment in Blantyre, Malawi: ________ Let me start off by answering the question that many of you may be thinking – is there Ebola in Malawi? At this point … Continue reading
On October 18, Sara Poggi met with NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst (pictured here) who was visiting from Washington DC. Sara provided a detailed update about the status and activities of RPCVs of NENY. Glenn discussed news from the national level … Continue reading
Reposted from: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/2014/01/legislative-victory-for-peace-corps-commemorative/ 2014 is off to an excellent start for the Peace Corps community. Monday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to Peace Corps Commemorative legislation. The measure was approved by a vote of 387 to … Continue reading
Waging Peace, a documentary about the Peace Corps directed by RPCV Allan Mondell, will be screened at Upstate Film in Rhinebeck on November 20 at 6pm. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q & A session with Allan. … Continue reading
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