Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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2018 Peace Corps Calendars sticky icon

The 2018 Returned Peace Corps calendars are now available! 

These beautiful calendars feature photos from RPCVs of people and places in Peace Corps countries around the globe. Order yours today here.

Book Club - A Gentleman in Moscow

Nov 16 2017 - 7:00pm

We will be reading A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, 2016. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a 1922 trial, condemned for writing a poem. Already ensconced in luxury in Suite 317 of the Metropol Hotel he remains there for several decades. Many guests tell of Russia's condition and change Rostov's static life. The novel's themes run deeper than sociopolitical commentary to include parental duty, friendship, romance, the call of home.

We will meet at the home of Janet Ghattas and John Hand. Please RSVP to Janet if you plan to attend:

Can't make it this month? Read the next book and join us in December!

Welcome Back/Send Off

Dec 1 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers invites you to help celebrate our bi-annual WBSO at the Bell in Hand in Boston. Join us to recognize those individuals who have recently completed their Peace Corps Service and those who are getting ready to start their service, and hear from a featured speaker. Appetizers will be served!


Featured Speaker:  Pamela Civins, Executive Director of Boston Partners in Education


Please RSVP.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Potluck and Meeting

Jan 28 2018 (All day)

Save the date for the 2018 BARPCV Annual Potluck and Meeting. BARPCV members and the board will get together to discuss what has been accomplished in 2017, plans for 2018, programming strategies, and more. This will also be an opportunity to briefly see how a monthly BARPCV board meeting works, and the chance to mingle with board members and fellow RPCVs.

Location and time TBD.

Annual Ski Trip Weekend

Jan 12 2018 (All day) - Jan 15 2018 (All day)

Join BARPCV and friends at Loon Mountain this MLK Weekend. Breakfasts, dinners, and the house (with hot tub access) is $130 per person. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

If you have questions or to reserve your spot, contact Erica Baker at

RPCV Scholarship at Illinois State University

Earn your Master's degree at the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development

With a financial package worth up to $55,000, the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Illinois State University's Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development offers a unique graduate program and an unrivaled value. Every Fellow receives a 100 percent tuition waiver for all courses AND a paid graduate assistantship. In your second year, paid professional practice includes invaluable field experience and networking opportunities.

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