On Tuesday, March 8th, representatives from the RPCV-NENY group had the pleasure of staffing a table at the International Women’s Day event held at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY. The theme for 2016, was “Pledge for Parity”. The event was Co-sponsored by the International Women’s Day Committee, the Sage Colleges, ICCR and the Opalka Gallery. Different food vendors offered samples of their specialties. Many people enjoyed the edible delicacies. Local organizations also participated. The Keynote Speaker was Albany Mayor, Kathy Sheehan. Journalist, Rosemary Armao presented the opening remarks. This event was a perfect opportunity for people to come together, network, share their passions of altruism and food and celebrate women. Below is a screenshot of the participants at the event.
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 →
What an amazing event we just pulled off. What a truly incredible night. When we started planning for this fundraiser, our goal was to sell 50 tickets and make $1,000 for Ebola Relief. On Monday, December 8th, not only did … Continue reading →
The Ebola Relief Fund Raiser has sold out! We have sold 90 tickets, and now have the unenviable task of turning people away. We deeply appreciate the support we have received from every side in making this a reality. We … 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 →
Some of you may have met our member Tessa Eckholm (RPCV Mexico). She is looking for some folks to help out on a Habitat for Humanity build. Habitat for Humanity is celebrating National Women Build Week May 4th – 11th. They are looking for 5-10 volunteers (open to everyone, not just women) for Saturday May 10th at the Sheridan Hollow Project site. Building will take place from 8am-3pm and they are having an after party at the Habitat for Humanity offices, just up the street at 3:30 as a thank you for all the Women Build volunteers.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions please email Tessa directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. For planning purposes it would helpful if you could RSVP to Tessa by Thursday May 1st.
Here is some information about Women Build Week:
May 4th – 11th is National Women Build Week. Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. The program seeks to encourage women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity. Since Women Build’s official creation in 1998, Women Build volunteers have constructed more than 1,600 homes around the world. Women Build 2014 will be taking place in the Capital District May 6th through May 10th, 2014 in Sheridan Hollow. This is a 60 house neighborhood revitalization project in downtown Albany. There is a suggested donation of $25/volunteer for this build to help empower women in the Capital District through home-ownership!
Ray Blakney (Mexico 2006-08) has begun a 3rd goal project with the PC regional offices and the PC 3rd goal office in DC to try to create an online archive to keep the language training material made all over the world from getting lost. Ray has created a sub-section on his website with all the information gathered to date. He has currently close to 100 languages with ebooks, audios and even some videos.
The next step for this project is to get the world out about this resource so that it can not only be used by PCV’s or those accepted into the Peace Corps, but also so that when people run across material that is not on the site. There should be something there for almost everybody. It is all 100% free to use and share.
Any assistance in getting the word out would be appreciated, whether it be by mentioning it on your website, in a newsletter or just word of mouth in your group. Here is the page:
Thanks for any help you can provide in making this 3rd goal project a success. And if anybody in your group has some old material they can scan or already have in digital form, and want to add to the archive, you can email it to Ray directly at email@example.com.
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 →