Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Community Grants

Deadline for Grants, April 15

Apr 15 2015 (All day)

Giving Philosophy   

Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) is an independent non-profit organization. As part of our mission of supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, we fund community grants twice annually, in the spring and fall. We strive to increase participation in our communities, and to address needs and opportunities consistent with our members’ values. 

Funding: Grants are one time for up to 500 USD. 

Eligibility: Small grants are available to all members of BARPCV. 

For more information go to the webpage.


¬°Adelante! A Youth Empowerment Center in Aguascalientes, Mexico

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.


Apr 15 2014 (All day)

The application for small grants is due on April 15 at 11:59PM.  For more information or to submit your proposal, click here or to contact BARPCV, please write to



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