Sociology PhD Student Interested in RPCVs’ Opinions

We received the note below from a Brown University Sociology PhD student interested in RPCVs’ opinions. Contact information is included if you are interested in participating.

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Jersey Cares Day is Saturday May 3rd

Attention all NJ RPCVs!

This year’s Jersey Cares Day is Saturday, May 3rd.

Jersey Cares Day is a day of true partnership and community building as 2,500 volunteers from all over New Jersey unite for the common goal of revitalizing and beautifying communities in 16 New Jersey counties (Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.)

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Road trip! Goin’ to Nashville?

This year’s NPCA conference is in Nashville, TN.  Join RPCVs and guests on June 19-21, 2014 to meet new people, talk to RPCVs from your COS, and to learn more about opportunities for RPCVs.  Program schedule and registration information is at : http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/annual-gathering/nashville-2014/

Many thanks! Advocacy works!

Many thanks to Rowland (our Advocacy liaison) who encouraged us at the Annual Meeting to contact our Representatives to advocate for PC funding.  Through your efforts, a record 151 Representatives signed the Peace Corps funding bill; now a version of that bill is in the Senate.

http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/2014/04/action-alert-senate-peace-corps-funding-letter-circulating/

Give a call or send an email to your Senator today!

Help rebuild homes in Staten Island! Volunteer on April 5th!

Calling all RPCV’s with the volunteer spirit! Come help a Staten Island resident get their home back!

Join fellow NJ and NY RPCVs on April 5th from 9am-4pm!

Volunteers will work on homes affected by Superstorm Sandy, on Staten Island by completing deconstruction, mold remediation, or rebuild projects.

Thousands of homes across New York City that were damaged by floodwater or winds from Sandy are still in need of repairs and World Cares Center (WCC) is working with volunteers and partners to ensure that there are no survivors that fall through the cracks. WCC provides comprehensive safety training, worksite orientation, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a T-Shirt and a bottle of water to all volunteers.

If you would like to participate please register at this website: http://worldcares.org/content/get-involved/disaster-volunteer-application  Put “RPCV SI” in the comment box so you will be included in our group.

*Please register ASAP in order for the coordinators to get an accurate count. More information will follow after you register.*

If you have any questions or are interested in carpooling to Staten Island please email outreach@rpcv-nj.org