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Join us at the Fall 2018 Welcome Wagon Dinner on October 13. RPCVs who just moved to Colorado, and/or are recently returned from service are especially welcome!  The Colorado RPCV Board of Directors hosts the dinner-- no need to bring anything!  This is a great way to meet other new Colorado RPCVs. 

Location: Cherokee Street, Denver (Capitol Hill Neighborhood). Starts around 4 pm. For more information, or to RSVP contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See you there!

As shared previously, RPCVCO is making a change to the general meeting structure and schedule. Going forward, general meetings will occur in September, January, and May. The meetings will still be a great way to connect with fellow RPCVs and learn about different topics of interest. We hope you'll join us for the first of these newly restructure general meetings at the end of September!
 
Our next general meeting is on Saturday, September  29th at 1:00 PM
This will be a walking tour of the Five Points Historic Denver Neighborhood, led by staff from the Black American West Museum.
 
Tour starts: 
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver
Tour ends: 
Black American West Museum, 3091 California Street, Denver
 
We welcome all to join this tour. Tickets are $15 for General Admission.  RPCVCO Members tickets are $10 (Discount code was sent in member blast.)
 
 Limited to 30 registrants. Museum requires that we must register by September 26th.
 
 *This is a good time to become an RPCVCO member or renew your membership!  For online membership, click here
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 00:26

We need your feedback on our new website!

We're working to redesign our current website - www.rpcvcolorado.org- and would like to get your feedback and ideas to help us make our new site better.  
 
Please click on the link below to take our survey. It should take approximately 4-5 minutes to complete. We'll be closing our survey on Friday, Sept. 28th at midnight, so take a moment and give us your feedback! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNW3MMR

Our website chair and the RPCVCO thank you for your help.

At the annual board retreat this past weekend, the RPCVs of Colorado (RPCVCO) granted over $2,000 from the Don Curtis Giving Fund to 3 current Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) projects. Money from the Don Curtis Giving Fund comes from the sale of Peace Corps calendars and other merchandise.Two of the projects had ties to Colorado (the current PCV is from Colorado), while the third project's focus was related to our 3 year area of focus on gender and health issues.

While we were able to provide the remaining funding needed for the gender and health project on RUMPs, the two projects by Colorado volunteers still need additional funding. Please consider contributing to these great projects and support currently serving Colorado PCVs.

Colorado PCV Projects

  • Integrated Business Development Center, Benin: This project will create a community business development services center that facilitates community meetings, particularly for the savings group members to encourage continual growth of the savings group structure and other community economic development. RPCVCO gave $1,000 to support this project. Click here for more information. This project STILL NEEDS FUNDING.
  • Toilets R 4 Us, Lesotho: Builds toilets for a local high school. RPCVCO gave $400 to support this project. Click here for more information. This project STILL NEEDS FUNDING.

Gender and Health Project (3 year area of focus)

  • RUMPs Project, Uganda: The project will teach 1,500 girls about menstrual hygiene management and women’s reproductive health, and at the end of the session they will go home with a reusable menstrual pad that they made themselves.RPCVCO provided $ 604.40 to complete funding for this project. Click here for more information.

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