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Dec 4 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Join the BARPCV community as we welcome home returned volunteers and send off new ones at a reception to be held from 6 to 9pm at Fire + Ice in Harvard Square. Don’t miss this special opportunity to chat with fellow RPCVs in the Boston area, reminisce, share stories of adventure, and celebrate those that have served and those that will soon venture off on their service! Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. TGIF to follow immediately after the reception.
Urge Congress to fully fund the Peace Corps' FY16 budget
Congress wants to level-fund Peace Corps. With applications doubled since 2013, 20 new countries requesting more Peace Corps Volunteers, and crucial programming like girls and women empowerment, level funding won't cut it. Please urge Congress to prioritize fully funding the Peace Corps.
If you'd like to go one step further and meet with your Senators and House Representatives in the coming weeks, please contact J.M. Ascienzo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can do this. Thank you!
Story source: National Peace Corps Association newsletter
Social enterprises can help build stability in countries facing political crises by addressing root causes of civilian discontent.
By Andrew B. Lala | Mar. 3, 2015
(Photo) Boston RPCVs Dennis Ramsier (Liberia, 1971-1973) & Diane Gallagher (Cape Verde, 1990-1992) representing their host countries during the Around the World Fair at Boston University on March 2nd.
The story of a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who goes back to Liberia 35 years later to find familiarity in a country that has experienced civil war and a deadly epidemic. Read spotlight