The Akron Global Village Festival was held yesterday at Lock 3. RPCVs from various decades came to share Peace Corps stories with members of the Akron community. Pictured above from left to right are Jimmy Filon, Romania (2000's); Phil Leber, India (1960's); Tony Paparella, Sierra Leone (1980's); Annabel Khouri, Kenya (1990's). Thanks also to Susan Wuscher and…Continue
Added by Annabel Khouri on September 14, 2015 at 8:42am — No Comments
This is a great way to meet people from around the world! I hosted two Fulbright students in the past and this is an amazing program. Don't miss out on this fun chance to give back.
Cleveland Council on World Affairs
4th Annual Fulbright Scholar Weekend
Friday evening August…Continue
Added by Annabel Khouri on July 20, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments
If you served in Peace Corps, you are well aware of the 3rd goal. But, did you know that you can get cool swag from Peace Corps by registering your 3rd goal activities/presentations? If you register two weeks in advance of your event, you'll receive a packet of materials, including stickers, a world map, a Peace Corps bag, and possibly even a calendar! You could share your experience with…Continue
Added by Annabel Khouri on May 6, 2015 at 10:10pm — No Comments
Indian fare may not be that exotic to many RPCVs who are used to sampling foods of unknown origin. The bigger surprise was the turnout: 11 people showed up for the dinner in Cuyahoga Falls illustrating that there are indeed RPCVs outside of Cleveland eager for connection. In fact, the group informally agreed upon a future dinner at a local Nepali restaurant (details to come soon and worth the trek from what I hear).
The food was definitely tasty, albeit maybe a tad hot for some of…Continue
Added by Annabel Khouri on April 29, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments
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
Added by Annabel Khouri on June 30, 2014 at 9:19am — 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