Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Peace Corps Global Presenter Training

Feb 4 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Register today!

Due to a high demand from our first Training, we are excited to invite you to join Third Goal Program Specialist Meleia Egger (RPCV Malawi) in collaboration with the Peace Corps Northeast Regional Recruitment Office on Wednesday, February 4 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for our second Peace Corps Global Presenter Training.

RPCVs have some of the most compelling, hilarious, and moving stories from their Peace Corps service. Even so, speaking about one's service to a group of people can be overwhelming. Where to start? What to say?

TGIF @ Asgard, January 30

Jan 30 2015 - 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. 

Asgard Bar
350 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Annual Meeting

Jan 25 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

What: BARPCV members and board get together to discuss what has been accomplished in 2014, plans for 2015, lessons learned, programming strategies moving forward, and more!


BARPCV will provide light refreshments. We also encourage RPCVs to bring a dish from their country of service to share with the group.  In past years, we have had some delicious dishes.  However, it is not a requirement to attend.


Where: Nonprofit Center Boston, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 (near South Station).

RSVP here


We look forward to seeing you there.

Lecture: Exploring Global Prosperity

Nov 19 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Speaker: Nathan Gamester, Programme Director, Prosperity Index, Legatum Institute

What does it mean for a nation to be prosperous? Is it all about GDP? If national success is about more than just wealth, how can you accurately measure it over time? This event will explore the data and findings from the new 2014 Global Prosperity Index, the definitive measure of global progress.

Lecture: Social Entrepreneurs and the Role of Foundations

Nov 17 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Speaker: Nina Tellegen, CEO, DOEN Foundation, Netherlands 

Lecture from 5:60-6:30 with reception to follow

This lecture will focus on social enterprises in Africa and Asia and the role foundations, such as DOEN, play in their development. Based on the stories of entrepreneurs, the lecture will provide insight into the major constraints, challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs face.

Welcome Back/ Send Off - Save the date!

Dec 5 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the BARPCV community as we welcome back returned volunteers and send off future ones at a reception to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Fire and Ice at 50 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138. We will also welcome guest speaker RPCV Jonathan Lash, current president of Hampshire College. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. TGIF to follow immediately after the reception.

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