Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day for Downtown Update

We received our assignment for this Saturday's Day for Downtown Community Service Event: Our project will be at at the M.A.N.A. House (Marines Army Navy Air Force). They have a residential facility for veterans who are down on their luck. They can stay at the MANA House for a relatively short period of time while they work on improving themselves in areas of chemical dependency, job/skill training, etc. They are getting some murals painted in their facility, and they have a computer lab that needs setting up as well. The address is 755 E. Willetta St. Phoenix, AZ. We will see you there on Saturday from 8-12.

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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012

Community Service - A Day for Downtown

This Saturday, November 17, 2012 a group from RPCV - Phoenix will be meeting up to beautify, spiffy up, and serve the community in downtown Phoenix. Hands on Greater Phoenix - The 13th annual A Day for Downtown will mobilize more than 500 corporate and community volunteers in a rewarding day of service to benefit the downtown Phoenix community of nonprofits, schools, parks and neighborhoods. Please let us know (by posting in the comment section) if you are interested and we will post more event details and specifics closer to the date.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Love to Read?

We're starting up a book club for RPCVs! A few of us met recently to plan and came up with the following reading list and schedule. Regular meetings will be the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Please feel free to join us as your schedule and interests allow! Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat - Thurs, Dec 6 at 7 pm at Sara Konrad's house (44th St and Thomas - call or email for the address - or 602-531-6496) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Thurs, Jan 3 at 7 pm Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson - Thurs, Feb 7 at 7 pm Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones - Thurs, Mar 7 at 7 pm Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway - Thurs, Apr 4th at 7 pm On the Road by Jack Kerouac - Thurs, May 2nd at 7 pm

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Cambodian Food

Join for us dinner at Reathrey Sekong, Arizona's only Cambodian restaurant! They are located at 1312 E Indian School Rd and we will meet at 6pm on Saturday Nov 17th. The restaurant is small, so please to be sure to RSVP by replying to so that I can give them an accurate head count. Please RSVP by Friday Nov 16th at 5 pm. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012

This Weekend

Happy Hour in Scottsdale this Friday, November 9th at Kelly's at South Bridge, 7117 E 6th Ave, Scottsdale 85250. We will start arriving at 4:30 pm and hang out for a few hours enjoying cheap drinks and good eats. Kelly's is across the street from the South bridge Parking Garage. Come network and meet some RPCVs. Check out the menu at Join us for a hike November 10 at 8:30 AM. We will be meeting outside the North Mountain Visitor Center located at 12950 N 7th St, zip 85022 and hiking the Shaw Butte Mountain. There is a bit of a hike to the mountain but the parking lot is considerably larger at this location. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mentoring is a good thing!

Hey RPCVs of Phoenix, just back from overseas and want to chat with someone about your experience, or want to network with someone who knows about jobs in the valley, or been back awhile and want to help someone with their job search or just swap stories of your days in Peace Corps. Sign up to be a mentor and/or a mentee at We'll match you with someone who needs your skills or has the skills you desire. Let's connect!

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