WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – The Peace Corps today released its 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. This year, Washington state jumped to the No. 3 spot for total volunteers and volunteers per capita, with 320 residents currently serving and 4.6 out of every 100,000 residents in service. Washington is the first state ever in Peace Corps’…Continue
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NOVRA support RPCVs interested in transferring their Peace Corps experiences to graduate school. Right near by, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public university in Northwest Ohio that has partnered with the Peace Corps to create 14 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs on campus. Most…Continue
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Volunteers and their families share share El Salvadorian culture eating at September's ethnic dinner.…Continue
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Members of NORVA and friends of Peace Corps marched together in the 26th Annual Cleveland Pride Parade on Saturday, June 28, 2014. We handed out flyers and stickers and showed our #PeaceCorpsPride! Thanks for being there and showing your…Continue
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NORVA members rose early to support the Cleveland Marathon, handing out water at the water stop at Franklin and…Continue
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Hello NORVA friends,
As you may remember from last year, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts a number of short-term international youth visitors in Cleveland every year. If you are looking for something new and fun to do this summer, look no further!…Continue
Added by Madeline Rife on June 13, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Happy pride month!
The Peace Corps promotes world peace and friendship. Peace, tolerance, and improving lives are core values of our organization. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment is essential to achieving the Peace Corps mission. We value diversity—the individual attributes that together help us fulﬁll organizational objectives. This includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. This month and every day of the year, Peace Corps celebrates LGBTQ…Continue
Added by Annabel Khouri on June 4, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments
NORVA welcomed the newest members of the Peace Corps family, at their Nomination Party last Tuesday evening. Invitees, Nominees, Returned Volunteers and families mingled at Bottlehouse Brewery celebrating the new nominations. Those getting ready to leave gained valuable advice from the RPCVs in attendance, and RPCVs were able to share their stories, and insights about service.
Immediately following the party, NORVA members gathered to celebrate achievements in 2013 and get…Continue
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NORVA members Ben Gascoigne and Haley McDonough have joined this past year motivated to engage of our newest NORVA members and recently returned volunteers.
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Kent State University alum Ana Sigler graduated with her bachelor’s degree in conservation biology in 2011. We met the Tallmadge, Ohio, resident just before she departed to begin her Peace Corps service in June 2013. We checked in with her recently to see how her work as an…Continue
Added by Amy E. Moniot on January 16, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments
Our first Service Saturday was held on January 26, 2013. We are very proud to have provided English language tutoring, American cultural discussion, conversation and companionship to many beneficiaries from Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Iraq, North and South Sudan, and others. We are so pleased to have the opportunity to continue developing relationships with the refugee population of Cleveland. In the past year, volunteers have helped refugees with basic English skills, accessing community…Continue
Added by David Wylie on January 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Our sincere appreciation to all of the volunteers, donors and attendees of Saturday's Soups of the World Event.
More than 170 NORVA supporters dined on 18 Soups. In all, we served over 30 gallons of soup representing Mali, El Salvador, Slovenia, Paraguay, Nepal, Ukraine, India, China, and several Eastern European and American favorites. The soups won rave reviews for their taste and authenticity.
The event raised over $8,500 in support of…Continue
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It was a beautiful day for our September Service Saturday! Many thanks to the volunteers who came out to help with the tutoring. Groups today continued working on practical English skills such as filling out job applications. Other topics ranged from learning the days of the week to studying…Continue
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Ambassador Thomas Pickering and President of the Carnegie Endowment, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, will speak on Iran-U.S. relations at the Union Club tomorrow at 6 pm. Admission is $25 for Cleveland Council on World Affairs members, and $35 for non-members (email Madeline at firstname.lastname@example.org for the member rate!). Visit the website for more information and to register.
Added by Madeline Rife on September 16, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments
One of the most rewarding parts of Service Saturday is finding a way to help someone get access to services they need. I'm so proud of NORVA members who have taken the time to really listen to the folks who come for help and find a way to provide it. This past week, a few of us helped new beneficiaries apply for library cards and get email addresses. This will give them access to computers in the library that they can then use to apply for jobs online. Demonstrating that they are actively…Continue
Added by Amy E. Moniot on September 5, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
This Summer's World View Magazine, a publication of the National Peace Corps Association, featured our own "Service Saturday" on page 10. Congratulations to Co-President Miranda Lange who originated Service Saturday, our Service Committee (Charity McDonald and Sara Contineza) and all of the volunteers who have given time an energy to our tutoring program. NORVA Members Kathryn Baus and Noell Zalar are pictured in the magazine. If you haven't had a chance to participate, join us in…Continue
Added by Tom Schreiber on July 11, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments
Thanks to all who attended Service Saturday on June 22! We had a record turnout of volunteers including several of new faces. The next Service Saturday will be on July 27th at 10AM at the Cleveland Public Library Walz Branch (7910 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102) …Continue
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