Virtual Story Slam: Encounters with the Political Process

Join us for our second Virtual Story Slam of 2020 on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 pm! Register at http://bit.ly/pcstoryslam2 and sign up to be a storyteller at http:/bit.ly/nycpcastorytellers2020!

Help Protect Voting Access

Did you know there is a lot you can do to help protect voting access by volunteering around the 2020 Election? A number of groups are organizing volunteer opportunities, and it’s even easy to become a paid poll worker to help ensure voters have access to the polls and that their votes are counted.

See here for a list of resources and opportunities, both volunteer and paid.

Virtual Story Slam Series 2020

We are excited to announce our 2020 Peace Corps Story Slam Series, which will include three themed events happening, like so much else this year, on Zoom! Join us as an audience member or a storyteller and bring your friends!

See details on our first event here.

NYCPCA Advocates Program

Looking to work more closely with us? We are always looking for volunteer help as we look to up our game and bring you better and better programming all the time! We’re currently looking for two Advocates to help with the website and an upcoming video project, so let us know if you have some time and some skills to share.

Details and application info here.

Replay: The Importance of Diversity in Philanthropy

The NYCPCA and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. gathered last month to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing major philanthropic organizations in better representing the communities they serve.

Watch the full event replay here.

Event flyer for The Importance of Diversity in Philanthropy on August 4 at 5pm. Register at bit.ly/diversephilanthropy

Statement of Support for BLM

The New York City Peace Corps Association supports the necessary changes for which our fellow New Yorkers and RPCVs are bravely demonstrating.

Processing and honoring all of our thoughts & emotions about what we have seen over the past weeks, and holding space and long-overdue conversation for those thoughts & emotions matters. Meeting the moment we are in with passion and conviction matters. So we are going to take that time, create that space, and move forward accordingly. Please stay tuned for more resources and events to come.

In solidarity with and support of the BLM Movement, your NYCPCA Board

Event Recap: RPCV Trivia Night

Thank you to all who joined us for our first-ever Virtual Trivia Night! We had a ton of fun and a very close-fought battle among all of our four teams, with the winner squeaking through with a one-point margin after the very last round. The excitement and energy were on point! Details here>>

Webinar REPLAY: Caring for Your Mental and Emotional Health

Watch our two-part replay of our latest webinar, Caring for Your Mental and Emotional Health as an Evacuee, held on April 2, 2020.

Guest speaker Dr. Nicole Brule was joined by NYCPCA and NPCA representatives, as well as approximately 150 returned volunteers, to discuss navigating an unexpected evacuation.

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