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
The Half the Sky book group has all but wrapped up its meetings focused on getting through the portions of the book. Allyn Writesel and Becky Raymond will be following up with our group to discuss how the RPCVs of … Continue reading
Thanks to all who came out to Bob’s summer party. And thanks to Bob for being a great host as always. Keep up to date on future events by checking our event calendar. Bob Crowley will be hosting his … Continue reading
Union college is holding a Networking Program and is looking for RPCVs to participate. Email Rochelle at firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp.
Date: March 13, 5-6:30 (Please arrive at College Park Hall by 4:45 to allow time to register and get settled at your table)
Purpose: To allow the students to experience, and learn from, networking (i.e., talking to employers/alumni for the purpose of learning about professions and building relationships). We are expecting 60 +/- 10 students to participate. Most will be underclass students but there will be seniors too. For most students, this will be the first time interacting with employers in a business setting. So, the students will be nervous, will not know what to do, but have enough courage to get out of their comfort zone and learn. Your role then is to encourage them and help them. They may need assistance with the introductions, asking questions, asking good questions, etc. Obviously, we also want you to provide them insight into your profession (e.g., international, volunteer/service, gap-year opportunities) and the working world.
Bob Fakundiny ‘s Annual Holiday Party will be Friday, December 15, 2012. Bring a drink or beverage to share…oh yea, and all your holiday cheer!
Jajja’s Kids Addressing the Needs of Ugandan Street Children Save the Dates! Dear Friends, Exciting things are happening for Jajja’s Kids!! A month following my trip to Uganda this past summer, Ronnie Sseruyange–my “adopted” Ugandan kid–came to the U.S. for … Continue reading
Becky Raymond will be organizing a discussion group focused on the book Women Hold Up Half The Sky, Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. The book is a series of stories of extraordinary women that show that the most effective … Continue reading
From the Spectrum Theatre’s website: One show only Wednesday 9/26 at 7 pm This special screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with local refugees from Burma and staff and volunteers from the Albany Field Office of … Continue reading
Lynn Minderman was kind enough to share her experiences as a PCV in Lesotho and talk to our group about the work she is doing through a 501(c)3 called Quolaquoe Mountain Connections. The organization’s mission is, “to benefit the people … Continue reading