There's a great new film about the Peace Corps experience that should be coming to a theater near us soon. The RPCVs of Colorado are supporting this film and hope to help bring it here to Colorado for our group to see. Learn more about the film and check out the trailer!
Adventure and idealism may drive Peace Corps volunteers to serve two years in remote communities, but is this enough to overcome the dissonance between Americans and the developing world? Three Americans challenge themselves and their neighbors to bridge cultural chasms and find common ground during 27 months of getting lost, getting sick, struggling with friendship, romance, humor and the nagging worry that all their efforts will amount to nothing.
Greetings from Benin! Firstly, thank you again for all of your generosity to support the middle school of Béroubouay. Sarah and I are happy to announce that construction has been going smoothly and the classrooms are nearly completed!
The community of Béroubouay has been working tirelessly to finish the classrooms in a timely manner. In only two weeks time, they completed all but the painting! They are overwhelmingly grateful for this project and take every opportunity to express their gratitude. They asked us to thank you all for your aid.
Starting in the fall and for every year after, hundreds of students will benefit from these new and improved classrooms.
Merci beaucoup! Thank you very much! Nasiyara toto!
Rachel and Sarah
Please join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm for our annual meeting of 2015! The RPCVs of Colorado will welcome the City and County of Denver’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Jerry Tinianow
Mayor Hancock's Office of Sustainability, led by Jerry Tinianow, addresses economic and community sustainability initiatives in order to help lead Denver toward greater security in an ever-changing global economy. As part of this effort, the office has established 2020 Sustainability Goals for the City and County of Denver, as well as the community-at-large in 12 resources areas, including: air quality, climate change, energy, food, health, housing, land use, materials, mobility, water quality and quantity, and workforce. Jerry will provide an overview of these goals, particularly related to those affecting our focus on food security, and answer questions.
Our May 20, 2015 meeting will also serve as our annual meeting for the year. Prior to Jerry's talk, we'll have a review of RPCVCO activities for the year and vote on new Board members.
Location: DOWNING STREET GRILL
3090 DOWNING ST. DENVER, CO 80206
PARKING: LOCATED IN THE BACK
The RPCVs of Colorado, through our Don Curtis Giving Fund, have donated $1,000 to support Rachel Bechdolt, a Colorado volunteer currently serving in Benin, to help her middle school complete it's classroom construction project.