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Open House in Cleveland, Ohio on April 20

Open House in Cleveland, Ohio on April 20

Open House in Cleveland, Ohio on April 20

To all future volunteers, returned volunteers, family members, and others interested in the Peace Corps,

On April 20, an Open House event will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, at Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The theme of this Open House is "Discovering Our Global Neighborhood." It will feature former Peace Corps Director Kevin O'Donnell, as well as the college's Earth Balloon. This Open House serves to bring the Peace Corps community together so that RPCVs, prospective volunteers, family members and others can connect with one another and learn more about Peace Corps and the NPCA.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and those who attend will have the opportunity to learn about the Peace Corps and the NPCA from representatives of their different programs, as well as the chance to talk and mingle with other members of the Peace Corps community!


Join us from 4:00pm-5:00 pm for one of the following workshops:

**RPCVs: A Step-By-Step Guide To Recruitment**

This workshop is for RPCVs who would like to help Peace Corps recruit the next generation of qualified applicants. Your experiences as a volunteer make you a valuable source of information for prospective volunteers! Many of today’s volunteers attribute their initial interest in Peace Corps to an RPCV friend, neighbor or teacher. Learn how to arrange and conduct your own General Information Session, partner with your local recruitment office, and tell your Peace Corps story to your community. A step-by-step reference guide and promotional materials will be provided to all participants.


Kristina Bliss, Chicago Area Recruitment Coordinator Courtney Cunningham, Chicago Area Regional Recruiter

**Exploring New Partnerships for Discovering the Global Community**

Using the Global Café discussion format, representatives of different sectors of the Peace Corps and local education communities will share resources and explore opportunities for collaboration around educational programs. Invited participants include representatives from:

Northern Ohio Returned Volunteer Association (NORVA)

National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)

Cuyahoga Community College’s Global Issues Resource Center

Local schools

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Participants are encouraged to “think outside the box” in developing an action plan to carry out the Third Goal of Peace Corps, “bringing the world back home.”


Michelle Johnson, President, NORVA

Anne Baker, Vice President, NPCA

For more information, visit http://www.rpcv.org/pages/sitepage.cfm?id=1091

. You may also contact Gladys Maloy at 202-293-7728 x 23 or e-mail peacematch(at)rpcv.org.

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