Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Support House Bill 2384

An act authorizing certain public employees creditable retirement service

The Massachusetts Legislature recently heard House Bill 2384, An Act relative to certain public employees’ creditable retirement service, filed by Representative Jim O’Day. This bill would allow all state employees to buy-back up to four years of service spent in the Peace Corps or similar service organizations and credit those years towards retirement.

Help us Fund Peace Corps

Urge Congress to fully fund the Peace Corps' FY16 budget

12/19/15 UPDATE: The Peace Corps has been funded at the highest level ever! Read more...

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.

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Engaging the Citizenry Through Social Enterprise

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

Peace Corps Week in the Northeast

(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. 

BARPCV Peace Corps Week 2015 Events

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 events2@barpcv.org.

Machu Picchu: 307 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145
Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm

Returning to Liberia after 35 years

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

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