Virtual RPCV Panel for College Students

On March 14, 2020, members of RPCVs of NENY participated on a Virtual RPCV Panel for Union College students. The panel was moderated by Abbey Knickerbocker, Peace Corps Recruiter for Upper New York and Western MA/CT and RPCV (Dominican Republic).

There were 17 participants in the Zoom call including the RPCVs on the panel who were:

Tom Ferris (Tanzania; 2014-2016)
Madeline McGrath (Moldova; 2017-2020; EPCV)
David Gittelman (Zaire (DR Congo); 1982-1984)
Renée St. Jacques (Cameroon; 2014-2016)
Toni Batha (Namibia; 2017-2019)
The RPCVs talked about their Peace Corps service and answered the students’ questions.

Click here to view the recording of the panel discussion.

RPCVs of NENY Donate Over $1,000 to NPCA Benevolent Fund

Thanks to the members of RPCVs of NENY who donated! We raised $640 so that means with the contribution of $500 from the group account, we will be donating a total of $1,140 to the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Benevolent Fund! This fund assists members of the Peace Corps community who are overcoming acute hardship, including health issues related to their Peace Corps service, and connects them to resources to help navigate a road to recovery. This is an important support system for those Peace Corps volunteers who were just evacuated from their countries of service because of COVID-19. If you would like to still donate, go to