On September 23, NPCA President Kevin Quigley and Peace Corps Deputy Director Jody Olsen signed a Cooperative Agreement between their respective organizations - the sixth successive agreement - to build on the accomplishments of the RPCV Mentorship Program.
This program came online this past May and links returning Peace Corps Volunteers with RPCV mentors to assist in the transition to life after Peace Corps. The goal of this new agreement is to scale up, automate and ultimately decentralize the Mentorship program.
"In a few months, RPCVs around the globe will be sharing career advice, promoting Third Goal opportunities, and administering topical discussion forums directly in a targeted mentoring social network," says NPCA Vice President Anne Baker, who manages the program for NPCA. "PCVs returning from service immediately connect with the Peace Corps community at home, which builds an engaged RPCV network and helps our member groups grow - all vital as we build momentum towards the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps in 2011."
(Pictured above: Peace Corps Deputy Director Jody Olsen, NPCA President Kevin Quigley. Credt: Anne Baker, NPCA)