[reposting from NPCA and Peace Corps Commemorative Fund] It was a little more than a year ago when – following a great effort by NPCA advocates over several years – President Obama signed legislation to authorize the establishment of a … Continue reading
Reposting from NPCA: Peace Corps Documentary RPCV and documentary producer Alana DeJoseph approached NPCA last year to collaborate on A Towering Task, an in-depth documentary about the Peace Corps’ history and its outlook into the future. Through NPCA’s fiscal sponsorship … Continue reading
[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
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
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.
Their stories will be one of many, creating a collection of testimonials demonstrating how JFK and his inspirational ideas still live on in our everyday lives. We are hoping to facilitate our project by getting in touch with former Peace Corps volunteers.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Karen Dola at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. She is in charge of the project for the JFK Library and Museum.
Glenn Blumhorst, current president of the National Peace Corps Association, offered his thanks to RPCVs of NENY for our donation to the matching grant mentoring program. The grant program, facilitated by RPCVs of Madison, WI, will allow NPCA to upgrade it technology and conduct some strategic planning for the organization.
Click here to read Glenn’s letter: RPCV Northeast New York
The RPCVs of NENY are in the process of holding local district meetings with the congressional representatives of our catchment area. The purpose of these meetings is to request support for current or upcoming Peace Corps-related legislation. These meetings are being … Continue reading
A small but mighty contingent of RPCVs from the Northeastern NY affiliate group attended Peace Corps Connect 2013 in Boston. We had a lot fun with each other and through the workshops, networking, and mingling with other RPCVs. In only … Continue reading