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Leadership Academy Opportunity

Are you a military veteran or national service alum who feels called to serve through politics? Are you a servant leader trying to make a difference? Join us and @NewPoliticsAcademy and go to Answering the Callto learn more and register for this awesome experience! The journey in the C-L-E begins October 16th so register soon! For questions, you may contact RPCV Syd Merz…


Added by Amy E. Moniot on September 29, 2018 at 7:09am — No Comments

What IS bittermelon, anyway? Amy Moniot reviews The Nipa Hut.

When was the last time you tasted something completely new?  I LOVE food. I eat a lot. I search for things my mother wouldn’t recognize as food. But I have to say that it’s been a long time since I ate something and my brain couldn’t find anything to connect it to. At the Nipa Hut, the only sit-down Filipino …


Added by Amy E. Moniot on March 5, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Kent State alum finds new confidence with Peace Corps service in Togo

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…


Added by Amy E. Moniot on January 16, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

NORVA volunteers for the WCPN Pledge Drive

NORVA members volunteered on Saturday, October 12 at WCPN in the IdeaCenter to answer phones during the fall pledge drive. We even got to meet Rick Jackson! …


Added by Amy E. Moniot on October 14, 2013 at 8:21pm — No Comments

So much more than ESL at Service Saturday

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…


Added by Amy E. Moniot on September 5, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Shaker Heights Peace Corps Volunteer improves health, nutrition in Peru

Peace Corps Volunteer Catherine Campbell-Morrison of Cleveland is working with rural mothers in Peru to improve their kitchen stoves to minimize the amount of indoor smoke they produce. Additionally, the mothers are being taught better nutrition and cooking techniques. A portion of the funds for the project will be raised through the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP), a program that helps support Peace Corps volunteer community projects worldwide.

Check out her story…


Added by Amy E. Moniot on May 22, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

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