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==Your Health==
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===Purpose and Function===
===Physical Health===
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The [http://www.peacecrpsconnect.org National Peace Corps Association] (formerly the National Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) is the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting and championing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. It provides service and education opportunities that build on the Peace Corps experience, and is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps. It was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is not a part of the United States Peace Corps, which is a federal agency.
  
You are responsible for your health, it is best to try and get a regular routine, minimize alcohol use, and try and get exercise.
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===Vision===
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The National Peace Corps Association envisions a more peaceful world shaped by greater cross-cultural understanding and lifelong engagement at home and abroad.
  
====Minor Physical Health Issues====
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===Mission===
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The National Peace Corps Association connects and champions Peace Corps community members in “bringing the world home.”
  
Diarrhea
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===Goals===
* Filter your water with the Peace Corps supplied filter.
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* Develop essential networks and information resources for and about the Peace Corps community.
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* Provide National Peace Corps Association members and Groups with service and education opportunities that build on their Peace Corps experience and values.
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* Advocate for the Peace Corps and its values and for critical issues identified by National Peace Corps Association members.
  
====Major Physical Health Issues====
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===Affiliated Groups===
For major physical health issues call the Peace Corps doctor and get to a clinic or hospital
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Over 140 Peace Corps [http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/resources/member-groups/ groups] are affiliated with the NPCA. Most of the groups are based in local communities, and others are based on the country of Peace Corps service (called "Friends of" groups). In addition, some networks are based on shared interests. Groups promote global education, provide services in their communities and work with Peace Corps recruiting offices to support recently returned Peace Corps volunteers. Many support development projects overseas, and they sponsor forums and publications for information and issue discussions.
  
===Mental Health===
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==Agency Funding==
  
====Minor Mental Health Issues====
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NPCA receives part of it's finical support from Peace Corps. Records before 2003 don't exist. Below is the funding given by the Peace Corps to NPCA from 2003 to 2010. '''Grants are not included.'''
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Source: [[FOIA_10065 | FOIA #10-065]]
  
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! '''Number'''<br> !! Description !! Supplier !! Supplier Site !! Currency !! '''Amount
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| PC-09-8-169
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| Worldview Ads (4) PCR
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON WVM
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| USD
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| $10,720.00
  
====Dealing with homesickness====
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|-
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| PC-09-8-034
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| Worldview
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON WVM
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| USD
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| $27,398.00
  
The best way to deal with homesickness is to take vacation and go home in visit your family and friends.
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Good times to vacation include after 1 year and Christmas and New Year.
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| PC-08-5-010
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON WVM
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| USD
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| $75,000.00
  
Integration is also the best way to combat loneliness and  being homesick. Many people who go overseas find that the more they find a comfort level with a host family and/or community, the less likely they are to feel isolated and unhappy. Master enough of the language to at least talk with locals, play with kids, and ask where local watering holes are.
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|-
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| PC-08-8-005
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| VRS Worldview Magazine
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $40,590.00
  
IMPORTANT: Be aware that drinking to excess will only make homesickness worse, as Alcohol is a depressant, not a stimulant.
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|-
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| PC-07-6-021
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| NPCA Contract
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $100,000.00
  
Other quick tips:
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|-
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| PC-07-8-010
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| NPCA-Worldview Magazine
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $40,590.00
  
1.Keep a Diary and fill it out, use it to document how you feel, noticing both good and bad experiences. You'll be surprised how this makes feelings less intense.
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|-
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| PC-06-6-028A
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| NPCA Agreement
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $100,000.00
  
2. Try and get a fair amount of light in your room. If you don't have a window, try to bring in bright candles, lamps, etc to provide more light.
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|-
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| PC-06-8-016
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| Worldview Magazine
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $40,589.00
  
3.Remind yourself of why you are here, and make a mental checklist of the things you've accomplished ( it may feel like you have accomplished little, but you'll be surprised how much you've actually done).
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|-
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| PC-05-6-016
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| NPCA agreement for FY2006
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $99,994.00
  
4. Exercise if you can. I often went walking in town, and did stretches when I could.
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| PC-05-8-018
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| Worldview Magazine
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $32,256.00
  
====Dealing with depression====
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|-
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| PC-05-8-006
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| Worldview Magazine
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $9,163.00
  
Work out - While you may not be able to do the same exercise that you did in the states it always help to do push up and stomach crunches.
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|-
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| PC-04-6-032
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| NPCA Contract
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $100,000.00
  
====Major Mental Health Issues====
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|-
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| PC-04-8-051
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| Worldview Magazine
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $27,489.00
  
[[Category:medical]]
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|-
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| PC-04-8-012
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| Worldview Magazine Purchase
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $9,163.00
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| 315030011250035
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|
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $205.69
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| 03-726-2008-000
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $68,318.75
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| 03-726-2001-000
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| National Peace Corps Assoc
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| WASHINGTON
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| USD
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| $9,163.00
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|'''Total'''
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| '''$790,639.44'''
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Source: [[FOIA_10065 | FOIA #10-065]]
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==Guidestar Finanacial Documents==
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*http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2006/581/431/2006-581431113-03714264-9.pdf
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*http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2007/581/431/2007-581431113-047bd8e2-9.pdf
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*http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2008/581/431/2008-581431113-05a9527b-9.pdf
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*http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2009/581/431/2009-581431113-06703be9-9.pdf
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==Board of Directors==
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For most up to date information, refer to the [http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/about/board-of-directors/ NPCA website].
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.peacecorps.gov/ Peace Corps website]
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*[http://rpcv.info RPCV.info] RPCV.info | A website for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
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*[http://www.PeaceCorpsJournals.com Worldwide Peace Corps Blog Directory] Collection of 2,000+ online journals and blogs from Volunteers around the world
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*[http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=703531 Google Answers: After Peace Corps] Summary of the three studies done of Returned Peace Corps volunteers in 1969, 1977 and 1996
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*[http://peacecorpslibrary.org/ Peace Corps Online Library]
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*[http://www.thirdgoal.com/ Third Goal] Peace Corps Stories and Photos
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*[http://peacecorpswriters.org/ Peace Corps Writers]
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*[http://peacecorpswriters.blogs.com/ Peace Corps Writers] Blogs about the Peace Corps Experience
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*[http://www.photosforpeace.org/ Photos for Peace] Uncommon Travel Photography by Peace Corps Volunteers
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*[http://peacecorpsonline.org/ Peace Corps Online] The Independent News Forum serving Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorps2/ PeaceCorps2] An Online Peace Corps Yahoo Community
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*[http://www.socialedge.org/features/peace-corps-entrepreneurs/ Peace Corps Entrepreneurs] on Social Edge and in [http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=251763752  iTunes]
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*[http://www.friendsofbelize.org International Friends of Belize (IFOB)] NPCA affiliate group
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[[Category:National Associations]]
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[[Category:RPCV Associations]]

Revision as of 14:21, 5 June 2013

Purpose and Function

The National Peace Corps Association (formerly the National Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) is the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting and championing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. It provides service and education opportunities that build on the Peace Corps experience, and is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps. It was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is not a part of the United States Peace Corps, which is a federal agency.

Vision

The National Peace Corps Association envisions a more peaceful world shaped by greater cross-cultural understanding and lifelong engagement at home and abroad.

Mission

The National Peace Corps Association connects and champions Peace Corps community members in “bringing the world home.”

Goals

  • Develop essential networks and information resources for and about the Peace Corps community.
  • Provide National Peace Corps Association members and Groups with service and education opportunities that build on their Peace Corps experience and values.
  • Advocate for the Peace Corps and its values and for critical issues identified by National Peace Corps Association members.

Affiliated Groups

Over 140 Peace Corps groups are affiliated with the NPCA. Most of the groups are based in local communities, and others are based on the country of Peace Corps service (called "Friends of" groups). In addition, some networks are based on shared interests. Groups promote global education, provide services in their communities and work with Peace Corps recruiting offices to support recently returned Peace Corps volunteers. Many support development projects overseas, and they sponsor forums and publications for information and issue discussions.

Agency Funding

NPCA receives part of it's finical support from Peace Corps. Records before 2003 don't exist. Below is the funding given by the Peace Corps to NPCA from 2003 to 2010. Grants are not included. Source: FOIA #10-065

Number
Description Supplier Supplier Site Currency Amount

PC-09-8-169 Worldview Ads (4) PCR National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON WVM USD $10,720.00
PC-09-8-034 Worldview National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON WVM USD $27,398.00
PC-08-5-010 National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON WVM USD $75,000.00
PC-08-8-005 VRS Worldview Magazine National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $40,590.00
PC-07-6-021 NPCA Contract National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $100,000.00
PC-07-8-010 NPCA-Worldview Magazine National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $40,590.00
PC-06-6-028A NPCA Agreement National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $100,000.00
PC-06-8-016 Worldview Magazine National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $40,589.00
PC-05-6-016 NPCA agreement for FY2006 National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $99,994.00
PC-05-8-018 Worldview Magazine National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $32,256.00
PC-05-8-006 Worldview Magazine National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $9,163.00
PC-04-6-032 NPCA Contract National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $100,000.00
PC-04-8-051 Worldview Magazine National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $27,489.00
PC-04-8-012 Worldview Magazine Purchase National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $9,163.00
315030011250035 National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $205.69
03-726-2008-000 National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $68,318.75
03-726-2001-000 National Peace Corps Assoc WASHINGTON USD $9,163.00
Total $790,639.44

Source: FOIA #10-065

Guidestar Finanacial Documents

Board of Directors

For most up to date information, refer to the NPCA website.

External Links