Organization: African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC)
APARC at BU is an unprecedented and unique approach to studying democratization and free market reform in Africa. Through a residency program for former democratically elected African leaders and access to their papers, and through access to present democratically elected leaders, the Center provides a forum for them to share and a venue for others to benefit from their insights and expertise. The Center offers an exceptional opportunity to see the present phase of Africa's development through the eyes of the "architects of that change." The Center is also intended to serve as a setting for policy debates and deliberations on democratization and free market reform in Africa. We hold events that would interest RPCVs from African (and all over the world)!
BARPCV member: Julia C. Kenna
African Presidential Archives and Research Center
141 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
Organization: Amnesty International
Amnesty International works for human rights world wide. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. Ideas for Collaboration: BARPCV's that have served in countries who are guilty of human rights abuses as defined by Amnesty International could help local groups in the area by shedding light on the culture, background and power structure of the countries in which they have served.
Amnesty International, Northeast Regional Office
58 Day Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Northeast Regional Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Bridge Over Troubled Waters
We assist youth mainly ages 18-25 who are homeless. We do have run-away support as well, for those under 18. Bridge offers many services including: Transitional Day Program, Transitional Housing (co-ed and single mom), free GED and computer classes, as well as job search help and counseling. We also have medical and dental services, all volunteer based. If you are a doctor or nurse and are interested and volunteering in our dental clinic or medical van please contact us. If you are interested in helping tutor for the GED please contact me. If you have clothes(in good condition), especially warm clothes (with winter coming), belts, shoes/boots, jackets, and blankets, we love donations. If you are interested in doing an educational presentation to the clients on the Transitional Day Program please contact me. The workshops are a way to transfer useful knowledge to the youth while they are disenfranchised and frustrated. The topic can be anything and range from HIV/AIDS to parenting to computer skills. BE CREATIVE!!!
BARPCV member: Shelagh Cooley
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
47 West St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Organization: Central Massachusetts Men's Resource Center, Inc
Central MA Men's Resource Center is an incorporated coalition of Men and Women whose mission is to support non-violent behavior towards women and men, to create greater intimacy among women, men and themselves and to create an expanded vision of masculinity of caring, nurturing individuals. Support programs of the Center such as participating in conscious raising activites, walks against domestic violence and rape. To help develop the Center mission stated above, we need both men and women to help promote these activities.
BARPCV member: Stuart Moskowitz
Central Massachusetts Men's Resource Center, Inc
338 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Organization: Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools seeks adult volunteers to teach apprenticeships to groups of Boston Public Middle school students. Volunteers need not have education experience and they can teach anything they want from business to gardening, architecture or photography. Training is provided and a Citizen Schools staff member will assist you in your lessons. Volunteers commit to one 90 minute lesson per week over the course of 11 weeks. We are currently paired with a sister school in Kenya through the non profit Girls Learn International. We are looking for volunteers to teach an advocacy and fundraising apprenticeship to benefit girls' education at our sister school.
Organization: Earthwatch Institute
EWI provides research field grants in the biological, social, and physical sciences worldwide. Volunteers pay participation fees (shares of grants) to join expeditions for 1-2 weeks as assistant data collectors. Comments (ideas for collaboration, the group's needs, etc.): -Local education about international research endeavors, many in current and former Peace Corps countries. -Announcements to membership about opportunities to volunteer and learn (tax deductible); sponsored opportunities for educators; possible member discounts. -Links to other research oriented organizations through BARPCV membership who might be able to introduce appropriate researchers to EW for possible support.
BARPCV member: David Lowe
Earthwatch Institute Research Department
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100
PO Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754-0075
1-978-450-1215 or 1-978-461-0081 x127
(Toll free) 1-800-776-0188 x127 from US & Canada
Organization: Hostelling International USA
Hostelling International-USA is a nonprofit cultural education and exchange organization with a mission to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.
The Eastern New England Council (ENEC) is the chartered regional council of Hostelling International - USA, Inc. ENEC operates a year-round hostel in Boston, and 5 seasonal hostels in Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard that are inexpensive, safe, clean and open to both individuals and groups, regardless of age. Hostels range from urban buildings with hundreds of beds to small hostels in rural settings. In addition to the hostels, ENEC runs programs and events, such as our film series, readings, Cultural Kitchen after school program, and travel workshops, that capture the greatest impact of travel through education and critical thinking.
We welcome new partnerships for cultural programming and volunteers to help with programs and special events.
BARPCV member: Nicole Sheldon-Desjardins
Hostelling International USA
Eastern New England Council
218 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144
Organization: Institute for Global Leadership
Mentoring leaders acting from unique calling; community, institutional, national and global dispute resolution; Consultation and training for Reconciliation Leaders™ for a just, sustainable, multiethnic peace. We provide confidential and skilled guidance for leaders and teams through change, challenge and crisis. We seek to collaborate with other groups who empower leaders and teams to live in a sustainable peace.
BARPCV member: Virginia Swain
Institute for Global Leadership
32 Hill Top Circle, Worcester, MA 01609
Organization: International Student & Scholar Institute
ISSI serves about 2,500 international students and scholars from about 130 countries in the area of immigration advising and intercultural programs. We are current seeking Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who could visit Northeastern and share their experience. We will organize events during our annual cultural festival and International Carnevale, usually in February and March. If interested, please feel free to contact me.
BARPCV member: Kenjiro Tsuji
International Student & Scholar Institute
206 Ell, Northeastern Univ, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Organization: Jamaica Plain Amnesty International
New members are welcome.
BARPCV member: Julie Feeney
Jamaica Plain Amnesty International
Organization: National Peace Corps Association
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, DC, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is the nation's leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community through networking and mentoring to help guide former Volunteers through their continued service back home. It is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps and its values.
National Peace Corps Association
1900 L Street, NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC 20036
Organization: People Making a Difference
PMD promotes quality, one-time volunteerism by involving individuals in hands-on work that helps local charities and by assisting companies in building successful community involvement programs. Please visit the PMD web site for upcoming projects for which we need individual volunteers on weekends and occasional weeknights. If you represent a corporate group, please call us to discuss your goals and parameters and whether you qualify for PMD's Corporate Partnership Program.
BARPCV member: Lori Tsuruda
People Making a Difference
PO Box 120189, Boston, MA 02112-0189
Organization: Robert F Kennedy Children's Action Corps COASA (Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse)
BARPCV member: Maureen McGlame
Robert F Kennedy Children's Action Corps COASA
11 Beacon Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02108
Boston's source for global engagement, WorldBoston is the former Boston Center for International Visitors. It includes the World Affairs Council. WorldBoston hosts international visitors and puts on forums about world affairs. Comments : members currently provide home stays and internships for visitors, especially from the former Soviet Union, and are members of WorldBoston. Member of WorldBoston may meet socially or for business with WorldBoston visitors as their schedules permit. WorldBoston seeks individual and corporate members and visibility. BARPCV and WorldBoston might collaborate on world affairs programs. I joined the WorldBoston board of directors because I thought BARPCV members would make valuable hosts for visitors.
BARPCV member: Doane Perry
Brandie Elizabeth Conforti, Executive Director
One Milk Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617-542-8995 x103; (cell) 617-359-9450