NPCA Establishes Ebola Relief Fund

In collaboration with NPCA member groups in three of the main affected countries — Friends of Guinea, Friends of Liberia and Friends of Sierra Leone — and in response to community interest to assist in the region, the NPCA is launching an Ebola Relief Fund. Contributions will be accepted and acknowledged via the NPCA website and designated 100% towards Ebola-related relief efforts. Continue reading

Be a host family for an international high school exchange student

We received the following letter from Tara Rougle at the US Department of State. (Please note that there is no deadline for applying, since students arrive in January as well as Sept. and occasionally students need to change families at other points during the year.) Continue reading

Part Time Job Opportunities with Cultural Care Au Pair

We just received the following email from Laara Manler, a staff member at Peace Corps HQ, who thought that these part time jobs with Cultural Care Au Pair might be of interest to some of our members. Please contact Laura directly for more information (see details in her email which follows): Continue reading

RPCV-NJ Begins Its Collaboration with Rutgers International Friendship Program for International Students/Faculty, First Coffee Hour on September 8

Join in our cooperative effort with Rutgers to help their international students and faculty while benefiting personally from enriching experiences with those individuals. Sign up for their International Friendship Program IFP) to get notices about activities such as serving as a host during the holidays, taking part in conversation sessions (see details below*), participating in events set up for these international students/staff members etc.:
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Ethnic Luncheon- Saturday, 9/6/14, 12noon – Pho Le Vietnamese Restaurant, Red Bank

Dear RPCVS,

Please join us for a luncheon gathering on Saturday, September 6th, 12noon at:
Pho Le Vietnamese Restaurant
90 Broad St
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732 530 1598
Website: http://www.saigon2.com

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End of the Summer Picnic for RPCVs in NYC area, 9/7, 1:00-4:00 PM in Brooklyn

Area RPCVs have been invited to a Picnic for RPCVs in the NYC area  on Saturday, September 7, 1:00-4:00 PM in Brooklyn. If anyone would like to attend, please RSVP to Teresa as specified in her message below. Continue reading

Ethnic Luncheon, Saturday, 9/20, 12 noon, SOL Mexican Cantina, Branchburg, NJ

NJ RPCVs and friends are invited to an ethnic luncheon gathering on Saturday, September 20th, 12 noon at SOL Mexican Cantina, 3366 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. (www.solmexicancantina.com, (908)526-4SOL)

The restaurant is centrally located and has great Mexican food, a festive atmosphere, and good prices. Spouses/friends/family members are welcome!

Please RSVP by Thursday, September 18th to:

Janet Matts at janet@janetmatts.com or her cell phone (908) 334-5504.

Peace Corps Africa Shirts Available from Atlanta RPCV Group

Peace Corps Africa shirts are available from the Atlanta RPCVs until Sept. 21st. Please click here for more info: Continue reading