Upcoming Event: Know Your Rights

Join the NYCPCA on Sunday, June 28 for an informational session on how to handle police encounters while exercising your rights under the law. Even if you aren’t attending any protests, this knowledge would enable you to serve as a resource for your community members, friends, loved ones, colleagues, and anyone you may pass by on the street who may need help. We hope you will join us.

More information here

Notice: Virtual Cocktail Hour Cancelled

In light of recent events protesting to end the continued brutality and racism of police, Saturday’s virtual cocktail hour has been cancelled. The New York 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