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(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.
Mar 3 2015 - 6:00pm - Mar 7 2015 - 11:00pm
Winter weather getting you down? Come warm up at our Peace Corps Week events!
Machu Picchu Restaurant
Machu Picchu is our first dinner during Peace Corps Week! Come for delicious Peruvian cuisine and even better company. Dinner is $25, please bring cash. Reservation is capped at 15. RSVP by February 25th. Questions, email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Machu Picchu: 307 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145
Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
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.
NY Times Article
Serving in the Peace Corps can be both challenging and rewarding. Former Peace Corps volunteers often have good stories to tell — about their experiences in the field, what they learned and how those experiences shaped their lives after their service ended. Times journalists are writing about recent Peace Corps volunteers.