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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
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.