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RPCVS at Soups of the World

NORVA Celebrates and Thanks All the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Who Attended Soups of the World! 

Added by Miranda on November 29, 2015 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Soups Of The World: Raises Funds, Builds Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Community, And Shares International Cultures

On November 12, 2015, NORVA hosted its biennial fundraiser, Soups of the World, at the NASH (National Slovenian Home).  Guests were greeted to the event by tables full of beautiful handmade bowls made by local artist Sandy Miller ready for guests to pick up and fill with  soups from all over the world.  The tables were beautifully arranged and decorated by returned volunteers with souvenirs from their service.…


Added by Miranda on November 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Luncheon in Dayton

If you have the time for a day trip, support your fellow Ohio RPCVs.

Added by Miranda on January 8, 2015 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas in 2014

Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas in 2014

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’…


Added by Miranda on December 18, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Peace Corps Coverdell Programs Available at BGSU

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 RPCVs accepted to the programs as Fellows receive partial or full…


Added by Miranda on October 20, 2014 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Ethnic Dinner

Volunteers and their families share share El Salvadorian culture eating at September's ethnic dinner.


Added by Miranda on October 2, 2014 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Speaker Series Provokes Meaningful Conversation

On June 16th, NORVA hosted its third speaker series event at the Wine Bar at Battery Park (YOLO) on the west side. RPCV Maureen spoke, Guiana '96-’98, shared her journey from Youth Development in the Peace Corps to Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) in the states with 12 local RPCVs.
MST is a comprehensive approach to…

Added by Miranda on August 13, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

NORVA Cheers on Runners at the Cleveland Marathon

NORVA members rose early to support the Cleveland Marathon, handing out water at the water stop at Franklin and 65th!

Added by Miranda on June 13, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

NORVA Celebrates Nominees and Hosts Annual Meeting

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…


Added by Miranda on March 2, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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