Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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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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Story source: National Peace Corps Association newsletter

President Carter presents Brookline woman award for Peace Corps service

This story ran in the Boston Globe online on May 19, 2011


Photo Credit: May 19, 2011 By Brock Parker, Town Correspondent, Globe Staff



New Book Release: When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years

1/31/11 - When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years will be published on February 21 by Beacon Press of Boston, a couple of weeks before the 50th anniversary of the JFK executive order creating the Peace Corps. The book's author, Stanley Meisler was deputy director of the Peace Corps office of evaluation and research during the mid-1960s and followed the work of the Volunteers afterward as a foreign and diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times for thirty years.

Speed Networking Event Creates New Connections

Boston Area RPCVs came together for an evening of sharing, learning and making great connections.  Like-minded individuals working in health, education, business, policy, the environment and much more gathered to network at Lir Restaurant in Boston.  In a format similar to speed dating, RPCVs pitched themselves, met new people, and forged important contacts with like-minded RPCVs in the Boston area.  Click here to see photos from the event.

Book Club, Olive Kittredge

Jul 24 2010 (All day)

BARPCV Book Group typically meets the third Thursday of the month.  New members are always welcome to join.  Full reading of a book is no prerequisite! Hosting is shared by members. Please come with something to share for the table.  


Remaining book club dates for 2010 are:

July 24, Saturday, Contact Host for More Details 
Olive Kittredge by Elizabeth Strout
A collection of short stories set in Maine.  It should be a fun summer read. 
Host: Contact Beth Segers, Kittery Point, Maine, for details on location and time at (207) 438-9333


Help BARPCV Celebrate Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary!

Do you have a little time on your hands to lend to a good cause? The BARPCV 50th Planning Committee is looking for more members and RPCVs to help plan our celebration. We need a few hours of your time over the next several months to plan anniversary events including a photo contest, video project and big celebration in March 2011. If you are interested in joining the team and helping to plan our year-long celebration, please email us at 



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