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Who We Are


In 1981, in response to a push to establish affiliated groups of returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), a group of RPCVs local to the Albany area banded together and officially established the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York. The purpose of RPCVs of NENY is to promote and advance the Third Goal of the Peace Corps (the Third Goal of the Peace Corps aims to help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries) and to provide an organization for anyone interested in the mission and work of the Peace Corps, international development, and local volunteerism. RPCVs of NENY provides the opportunity for RPCVs to meet, network and share. The group also engages in advocacy on local and global issues.

Many thanks to Kathy Sanderson, Maseeh Mukhtar, Sarah Janeski, Sara Poggi, Eliot Cresswell, Jeanette Gottlieb, Joe Doherty, Diane Peapus, Augusta Field, Steve Hoyt, Bill Batt, and all our former RPCVs of NENY leaders.

To find out more about RPCVs of NENY, please continue check out our mission, our board, and our official documents and reports. And of course, feel free to contact us at any time.

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We are an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).

NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 220,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more