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Nominate Outstanding Global Leaders for the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award

The Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award is presented annually by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) to an outstanding global leader who grew up in and continues to live in a country served by Peace Corps. Please help us spread the word on this opportunity to nominate your counterpart, student, neighbor or local community leader who built off the impact of Peace Corps to become a truly global leader. The award will be presented at Peace Corps Connect in Washington, DC on September 24, 2016.

We invite you to read about past winners, learn more about the award in the FAQs and download the nomination materials from our website:  http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/about/awards/#wofford

The nomination deadline was just extended to February 22, 2016 We'd love to get at least one nomination per Peace Corps country (current and past). Thank you for your nominations!

Questions?  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In celebration of Peace Corps Week and the 55th anniversary of Peace Corps, there will be a Peace Corps Palooza at the University of Colorado (CU) on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and taking place in UMC235 on the CU Boulder Campus. A photo contest is being organized as part of the festivities, and top photos will be printed for display with winners of the photo contest announced at the event.

If you want to submit a photo to the contest, follow these directions shared by David Boggs (Armenia, 2009-2011), the CU Campus Representative for Peace Corps:

1. Choose your favorite photo from your Peace Corps Service (I know, it's hard! Just 1!)
2. Open a new email and title it "Peace Corps Photo Competition - (your name)"
3. In the body of the email tell us your (A) country of service, (B) dates of service (C) assignment sector, and (D) a title for your photo.
4. Attach your photo to the email. It must be a high-resolution file. Please do not re-size the image. Also, do not copy and paste it in the body of the email.
5. Send the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6. Let your RPCV friends know about the photo competition and event!

Submit all photos by Friday, Feb. 12. Photos received after this date will not be accepted. 

Photos will be uploaded to an online survey site where you and your friends can cast your votes (we will send out the link! We'll be engaging the student body at CU Boulder to vote for the photos and 

Questions? Contact David using the following details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (303) 492-8454. Find out more about the event by connecting with the CU Boulder Peace Corps community on the CU Boulder Peace Corps Official Facebook Page, on the CU Peace Corps Twitter, or through the Peace Corps Boulder Facebook Group.

UPDATE: The survey is now closed. Thanks everyone who took the survey. We will be analyzing the results and working to improve our services based on your feedback this year.
 
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO) is conducting the first ever membership survey and we need your help!
 
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and your feedback will let us know what we are doing well and what we can do to improve our services and activities going forward. The survey is anonymous, however as a thank you for participating, survey participants who leave their names will be entered into a random drawing to win one of four available $10 gift cards. More details about the drawing are in the survey, which will be open through mid-January.
 
 
 

 

Thursday, 24 December 2015 20:47

Colorado Ranks 10 in Per Capita Volunteers

Coming in at number ten, Colorado is once again in the top ten for number of Peace Corps Volunteers per capita. In 2015, there were 3.8 volunteers per 100,000 residents from Colorado.

2015 Top States - Per Capita
(# of volunteers per 100,000 residents)

 

State

Volunteers (Per Capita)

1 Vermont 8.3
2 District of Columbia 6.5
3 Washington 4.5
3 Montana 4.5
3 Alaska 4.5
6 Minnesota 4.1
6 Maine 4.1
8 New Hampshire 4.0
8 Oregon 4.0
10 Colorado 3.8

Read more about how the U.S. Peace Corps conducts this annual ranking here and find out where other states and metropolitan areas ranked here.

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