HoTPCA Quarterly Newsletter

Keeping you up-to-date on HoTPCA happenings — read on for HoTPCA board news, third goal opportunities, and upcoming social and volunteer events to meet your local Peace Corps community.

Save the date for our annual HoTPCA Potluck & Annual Meeting coming up the Sunday before Thanksgiving (11/24)! Click here to learn more and RSVP

Upcoming HoTPCA Events

Tuesday 10/8: HoTPCA Happy Hour at El Chile (4:30-6:30p)
Thursday 10/10: HoTPCA Grants Committee Meeting (7:00-8:00p)
Monday 10/14: HoTPCA Partnerships Committee Meeting (5:30-6:30p)
Wednesday 10/16: UT Peace Corps Coffee Chat (5:30-6:30p)
Thursday 10/17: HoTPCA Social Events Committee Meeting (6:30-8:00p)
Saturday 10/19: A Very PCV Halloween (7:30p-1:00a)
Sunday 10/20: HoTPCA Quarterly Board Meeting (11:00a-2:00p)
Sunday 10/20: ASCI's Fourth Annual Passport to the World (1:00-4:00p)
Friday 10/25: HoTPCA Dinner at Tarbouch (6:00-8:00p)
Sunday 11/3: First-Time Testifiers Workshop (2:00-4:00p)
Thursday 11/14: UT Peace Corps Coffee Chat (5:30-6:30p)
Sunday 11/24: HoTPCA Thanksgiving Potluck & Annual Meeting (3:00-6:00p)

For more info about upcoming events, click here or email

HoTPCA Board Elections in November

Interested in the operations of HoTPCA? We're looking for a few new folks to join the board for the upcoming 2020-2022 term. It's a great opportunity to gain experience with nonprofit management and get more involved with HoTPCA! Check out our board and committee positions here and contact us to learn more or RSVP to attend our 10/20 Board Meeting.

Local Nonprofit Seeks Spanish-Speaking Volunteers! 

Manos de Cristo, a local nonprofit, is looking for volunteers to help with the ESL and citizenship classes! The students come from many countries, some new arrivals and some longtime Texans.  

Want to learn more? Email longtime volunteer and HoTPCA member Mimi Lawrence (Belize '72-74, Honduras '75-77) or contact Manos de Cristo directly.

Third Goal Opportunity

HoTPCA has an Instagram account @hotpca and we have begun sharing RPCV photos from the field! If you have a photo you'd like to submit, email Kelli. Send photos of interesting transportation you took, your Peace Corps house, interesting projects or anything else you'd like to share!

RPCV Oral History Archive Project: Share your story!

The mission of the RPCV Oral History Archive Project is to find and interview all returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their intercultural service experiences and deposit the recordings in the National Archives at the John F. Kennedy Library. Want to share your story or be trained as an interviewer? Send us an email!

HoTPCA Continues Service with Peace Corps Connect

Over 40 members of HoTPCA volunteered thousands of their collective hours to host the Peace Corp Connect Conference: Innovation for Good this past June. More than 300 RPCVs traveled to Austin from around the world to learn about ideas continuing to change our world for the better. Check out our website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for the full recap. 

HoTPCA Membership Dues Fund Grants

HoTPCA welcomes all RPCVs, applicants, and community members at our events. If you want to go one step further, you can become an official member! Annual dues ($15) fund ongoing projects of currently-serving Peace Corps Volunteers and RPCV-sponsored projects. Visit our website or email our Membership Chair to learn more.

HoTPCA Grants Update: What Your Dues Do

This past funding cycle, HoTPCA funded four different Peace Corps Partnership Projects for currently-serving Texas volunteers:
  • Active Youth Thriving City (Moldova): Focused on Women, Gender, Youth and Education.
  • Create (Ukraine): Civil Rights and Empowerment through Education.
  • Camp Respect (Jamaica): Teaching independence, leadership, civic responsibility and gender equality.
  • Latrine Project (Senegal): Replacing 13 latrines in a middle school.
Want to learn more about the HoTPCA Grants Program? Visit our website, attend an upcoming committee meeting, or email our Grants Chair

Calling All RPCVs! Do You Want To Serve Through Politics? 

Answering the Call invites veterans and national service alumni to reflect on the values that led them to serve, and explore if they now feel called to serve through politics through five in-person sessions. Application deadline is October 10. Click to learn more

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