30TH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING (2021-2022)
Over nearly three decades of its existence, Peace Corps Ukraine has trained and hosted more than 3,300 American volunteers, employed hundreds of staff members, and changed the lives of thousands of Ukrainians. Despite three evacuations, the program has remained one of the strongest of the agency and continues to attract prospective Volunteers.
Year 2022 will mark the 30th anniversary of the program, so we have established a subcommittee to plan various events and media releases to celebrate this special anniversary. If you are interested in join the planning committee, please reach out to Raisa Alstodt firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY CONNECT (2021-2022)
This is an initiative of our parent organization, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and a rebranding of the Find the 250K Campaign in years past. Our strategy at the Alliance is seek at least 2 members from each cohort to help us "fill in the gaps" of our contacts. At last count, Peace Corps Ukraine has hosted 53 groups (plus Response!) totaling approximately 3,300 Volunteers. Our goal is to reach 50% of those RPCVs and connect them to our platform. If you would like to be a Community Connect Officer for your group, please email Elena Krajeski at email@example.com
EVACUATION MENTORSHIP (2020)
When Peace Corps officially announced its temporarily suspension of global activities due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), the Alliance jumped into action to support evacuees. An emergency task force was created to organize a program for evacuated Volunteers to be matched with an RPCV mentor. Ukraine RPCVs were in a particularly good position for this kind of initiative because the program had experienced a similar evacuation in 2014 during the Maidan Revolution. Click here to read Peace Corps' spotlight article on this project.
TECH IN THE FIELD (2018-2020)
In partnership with Kinful, the Alliance implemented a pilot project in Ukraine that leverages virtual reality technology to build social and emotional learning competencies in Ukrainian youth. Through this SEL curriculum and through connections with other classrooms via the VR technology, the Alliance supported PCVs in developing students' competencies in responsible decision-making, self management, self awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills within a variety of lessons, from social responsibility to multiculturalism.
FIND THE 250K (2018-2020)
It was estimated that by the year 2020, approximately 250,000 Americans would have served as PCVs. Find the 250k was a community-driven initiative from the National Peace Corps Association that sought to locate, by country, all current and former PCVs. Inspired by this call and interested in uniting our community, the Alliance organized a group of volunteers to gather more than 150 new contacts.