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
Join us for an evening to benefit efforts to combat Ebola in West Africa. On Monday, December 8th from 6pm to 9pm, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York will be holding a fundraiser at Umana Wine Bar in Albany, … Continue reading
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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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next Wednesday, November 6th, for President Obama’s nomination of Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Samoa 1981-83) to serve as the next director of the Peace Corps.
The hearing will be held at 10:30 AM in Room 419 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will preside over the hearing.
The hearing is also scheduled to be available by webcast. Follow this link for more details.
Hessler-Radelet has been serving as Acting Director of the agency since September 2012. This past July, she was nominated to become Peace Corps’ 19th Director.
The National Peace Corps Association will provide full details of the confirmation hearing as part your November advocacy update, due out late next next.