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Anonymous asked: Greetings. I'm an RPCV and a former board member of RPCVs of Northeastern Illinois. We have several boxes of Peace Corps ornaments that we are trying to distribute. I could ship these to you and you could share them with your members around the holidays. We actually sold these at events for $10 each. I'm happy to ship a box at our expense if they are used to further the Third Goal. Thanks. Rick Barbieri, Zaire 84-87. Just text me at 630-207-2086. Thanks.


Answer:

Thanks Rick for this generous donation. I just sent you a text with my address on behalf of the KCAPCA. Feel free to request to join our Facebook group, found at The Kansas City Area Peace Corps Association KC-RPCV. Thanks again, Kirsty Morgan

— 4 days ago
Anonymous asked: I'm trying to get in touch with someone from the Kansas City Area Peace Corps Association regarding global poverty and advocacy opportunities. I'm having trouble finding contact information. Could you let me know who to contact to discuss such opportunities?


Answer:

Feel free to request to join the Kansas City Area Peace Corps Association Facebook page, found at searching The Kansas City Area Peace Corps Association KC-RPCV. Once you are a member of the FB page, you can post your questions and get in touch with other members. 

— 1 month ago
Anonymous asked: I am an RPCV (Tanzania 2011-13) relocating in July from the Bay Area to Kansas City for a one-year Americorps assignment, which means living on a stipend and savings. I would appreciate any suggestions for Midtown/Brookside neighborhoods or apartment houses that are in $500-625 range. I'm hoping to avoid student-type housing -- too old for that!


Answer:

I’m also starting an americorps assignment here in July, and looking for a roommate to share an apartment in midtown/brookside. Please call Kiley Bush at 816-929-5697 or Kileythengele@gmail.com
(RPCV Zambia 2012-2014)

— 2 months ago
Anonymous asked: Hi, I work for the University of Missouri Extension Service as a Horticulture Educator. A lady named Francie Stoner started a non-profit that provides aid to Columbia, S.A. contacted me. She wants high altitude gardening info for a project in a small town, Berlin, Columbia, elevation 11,000 ft. Any information and names of people with advice or experience that I could pass on to her would be appreciated. Cathy Bylinowski. My office phone number is 816-252-5051. Thanks.


Answer:

Greetings I have farmed at high elevations and work as a mixed vegetable farmer currently. I can help if you have any questions. Boysgrowfarmboss@gmail works best. 

Joshua Anderson 
"tomato boss"
From the field

— 3 months ago
Anonymous asked: I am the Chief of Interpretation, Education, and Cultural Resources at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, KS. I'd like to explore having one or more returned volunteers who worked on education programs for women or girls join us for a speech and/or panel discussion associated with a screening of the film "Girl Rising" in late March. You can contact me at stephanie_kyriazis "at" nps "dot" gov or call 785-354-4273. Thanks!


Answer:

Hello Stephanie,

We apologize for not getting back to you very quickly. It  sounded like a perfect venue for one of our members. Our organization would be happy to help out some time in the future. Please write to kc.rpcv@yahoo.com the next time you are interested in finding someone to help provide an international perspective.

-Kirsty Morgan, President, KCAPCA

— 4 months ago
Anonymous asked: Hello! My name is Madeline Farron. I am originally from Topeka, KS, graduated from University of Kansas last May and went to Liberia, West Africa for Peace Corps in June. I just got medically separated a few days ago and was wondering what kinds of things this group does. I would love to join. Now I've been thrown back into Kansas with nothing planned or figured out, but I would really like to be involved in the Peace Corps community. My email address is madeline.farron@gmail Thank you!


Answer:

Hi Madeline, I am sending you an email so look for it. Thank you for your patience.

-Kirsty Morgan, President, KCAPCA

— 4 months ago
Anonymous asked: Hello! I have a quick question for all members of the association: does the KCAPCA have any funding opportunities/resources for currently serving volunteers from the Kansas City area?


Answer:

Hello! At this point our organization does not have additional funding for currently serving volunteers. We are hoping to build up membership to a point where that will be possible. Currently serving volunteers should look at existing funding possiblities such as the Peace Corps small grants program http://www.peacecorps.gov/ggm/smallgrants/. Good luck! 

— 4 months ago
Free Event!
Join us to share stories from around the world and connect with our local Returned Peace Corps Volunteers!
Oh, and help us with head count by RSVPing! We hope to see a full house!
kc.rpcv@yahoo.comkansascitypca@gmail.comKC-RPCVs on Facebook

Free Event!

Join us to share stories from around the world and connect with our local Returned Peace Corps Volunteers!

Oh, and help us with head count by RSVPing! We hope to see a full house!

kc.rpcv@yahoo.com
kansascitypca@gmail.com
KC-RPCVs on Facebook

— 6 months ago
December “First Monday” at McCoy’s in Westport with KCAPCA members Denney & Linda, Roger, Craig, Kirsty, Jim, Sandi and (not shown because she’s taking the picture) Cathy.

December “First Monday” at McCoy’s in Westport with KCAPCA members Denney & Linda, Roger, Craig, Kirsty, Jim, Sandi and (not shown because she’s taking the picture) Cathy.

— 9 months ago
#first monday  #mccoy's 
peacecorps:

On the 50th anniversary of his passing, we honor the legacy of President John F. Kennedy. We trace our roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. His inspiration led to the establishment of this agency in 1961 with a mission to promote world peace and friendship.
Today, we are more vital than ever, working in collaboration with public and private partners in emerging and essential areas such as education, information technology, agriculture and environment, and business development in countries around the world. The Peace Corps is committed to giving all Americans who want to serve the opportunity to make a difference and bring their experience back home to enrich their communities here in the United States.
Since 1961, more than 215,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds have responded to Kennedy’s enduring challenge, demonstrating how the power of an idea can capture the imagination of an entire nation.

peacecorps:

On the 50th anniversary of his passing, we honor the legacy of President John F. Kennedy. We trace our roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. His inspiration led to the establishment of this agency in 1961 with a mission to promote world peace and friendship.

Today, we are more vital than ever, working in collaboration with public and private partners in emerging and essential areas such as education, information technology, agriculture and environment, and business development in countries around the world. The Peace Corps is committed to giving all Americans who want to serve the opportunity to make a difference and bring their experience back home to enrich their communities here in the United States.

Since 1961, more than 215,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds have responded to Kennedy’s enduring challenge, demonstrating how the power of an idea can capture the imagination of an entire nation.

(Source: 1.usa.gov)

— 9 months ago with 10885 notes