Caring for Your Mental and Emotional Health

Join us on April 2 for the first session of our NYC PCA “RPCVs Navigating Re-Entry” series. This RPCV Virtual Info Session will be on
Caring for Your Mental and Emotional HealthRSVP at bit.ly/rpcvreentry

A Peace Corps Evacuation, 17 Years Later

It was 17 years ago that Peace Corps Morocco evacuated all of its volunteers, putting NYC PCA Secretary Greg Emerson on an unexpected charter flight to a destination kept secret from even the evacuees themselves. Looking back on the ordeal, he reflects on how quickly the Peace Corps can change your life, in every sense. Read the full story here.

If you have an evacuation story you’d like to share, fill out our form at bit.ly/evacuation2020. We’ll choose the best ones to publish on our blog or our podcast!

Staying safe and healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic

Hello NYPCA members! We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this Coronavirus pandemic, wherever you are spending it.

To the current, recently returning evacuees, thank you for your service and welcome home! Like you, we have been saddened to learn about the closure of all active programs and look forward to the Peace Corps resuming its important work around the world. To you, and to our existing members whose livelihoods have been severely affected by the virus, we are here to hear your stories, build a community of support, provide resources, and help you in any way we can.

Sign up for our mailing list and newsletter on the left side of this page to receive a special edition of our newsletter with resources during this tough time, and please also feel free to post immediate needs or resources that you can provide on our Facebook page.

In solidarity,
Your NYC PCA Board of Directors

Peace Corps Empowers Women & Girls Around the World: March 19

Attention members and friends! Due to the increasing precautions recommended by the CDC and the City of New York to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, The NYCPCA and The Peace Corps regrettably must cancel our March 19 event on women’s empowerment. The safety of our members and guests is our priority, and we will explore bringing this and other events back later this year.

We appreciate your interest and invite you to sign up for our mailing list at https://peacecorpsnyc.org/ to stay informed of upcoming events for the Peace Corps community in New York.

Please stay safe and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the future!

~NYCPCA board of directors

CDC recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

NYC recommendations: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

Celebrating Peace Corps Week – Story Slam & Networking event at the New School

Please join us on March 6 at the New School for our annual joint story telling show, celebrating Peace Corps Week! Meet, mingle, and share your stories with fellow RPCVs. This is also a great way to get excited about NYCPCA’s 9th Annual Story Slam – coming up this summer! More info here.

Meet our new Board of Directors!

Our group has been executing on a multi-year plan to professionalize governance of the NYCPCA. In December we had our first board elections and have added seven new directors to serve in 2020!

Get to know them here.

Art Show Receives NPCA Award

Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen and NYC Peace Corps Association President Sarah Porter

We are thrilled to announce that “Peace Corps Creates…Art By Returned Volunteers,” has been honored by the National Peace Corps Association with the 2019 Loret Miller Ruppe Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Same Group. New Name. Introducing the New York City Peace Corps Association

RPCV-NYC is now the New York City Peace Corps Association. While our name has changed, our mission remains the same, to serve as a professional and social resource for the returned Peace Corps Volunteer network in the New York City area. This includes organizing social and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, and professional development activities in support of Peace Corps values.

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