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A BARPCV community grant
For two months over the summer, three students from the University of California, Berkeley, lived in the barrio of Las Cumbres 3 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to create a youth empowerment center. Las Cumbres 3, a small community in Augascalientes, is a collection of 300 families who illegally built shacks along privately owned land and settled. The area is not recognized as a community by the state, and therefore receives few resources. For the two months in which the three college students from the U.S. visited, 18 students ages 13-15 worked with the Berkeley students on education and life skills. Most importantly, the students worked together to think of sustainable projects that they could implement in their communities, to make a small impact on where they live.
Sep 19 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Join us for TGIF right after the New Members Party. TGIF will be at the Asgard Bar in Cambridge which is between Kendall Square and Central Square on the redline.
350 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Oct 24 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Join us for TGIF! TGIF will be held at the Asgard Bar in Cambridge - which is between Kendall Square and Central Square on the redline. Look or ask around for the crowd of RPCV's.
Jul 25 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Summer TGIF continues!! Join us at the Atlantic Beer Garden up on the roofdeck. Look or ask around for the crowd of RPCV's.
Hi, my name is Jake McGrew and I just joined BARPCV. I was sent to Ukraine in September as part of the TEFL program. My training site was a very small town called Kozelets, which was an hour away from Kyiv (and Chernobyl..) and I was living with a single mother who had a son my age who was married and living in Kyiv. My host mom (Natasha) was the "cool mom" and had a facebook and everything. I loved running at the nearby stadium with her every night, even when it started snowing in late November. Around this time is when the EuroMaidan protests began, but even being an hour away our town was unaffected, until swearing-in. We actually had to be sworn-in a day early because we didn't know if we would be able to safely make it to the Embassy.