News Archive

Nov 30, 2014

Grant Applications Now Available

New! For those interested in applying for the next grant cycle, the application is now available in pdf or doc format. If you know of an interested serving volunteer or host organization in Armenia, please pass the word along!


 
Nov 15, 2014

Two important messages from Friends of Armenia

Two important messages from Friends of Armenia:

1. CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS!

Call for New Board Members at Friends of Armenia: Serving as a board member is a great opportunity to continue your commitment to the people of Armenia as well as support and stay involved in the Peace Corps community. We welcome nominations for all positions for the 2015 calendar year, especially from those motivated to use their passion and skills to contribute to the organization. Please let us know if you have any questions at president@friendsofarmeniaonline.org.

Positions available:

President: lead the organization, providing strategic direction and serving as an ambassador to external/internal groups to fulfill the mandate of FOA. Facilitate the successful execution of all FOA program initiatives and endeavors.

Secretary-Treasurer: Take notes from board meetings, maintain documents in shared document folders, report on the financial situation of FOA at all board meetings, maintaining all financial accounts and agreements with grant recipients.

Technology Officer: maintain all digital and technology properties of FOA, including all areas of email, website, and social media properties.

Membership Officer: work with the active and lapsed membership base to grow our footprint in early and recent groups of RPCV and PCV classes/groups. Lead strategic initiatives that grow our membership base, and inspire a sense of community amongst members.

Communication Officer: administer all strategic and ongoing communication activities, including the FOA newsletter, social media properties, communication with Post and front-end website publishing working in conjunction with the Technology Officer.

Email nominations to president@friendsofarmeniaonline.org

Nominations due: December 1st

Announcement of candidates: December 15th

Receiving input on candidates from membership: December 15-January 1st

Announcement of new board members: January 5, 2015

 

 

2. RESULTS FROM THE 2014 MEMBERSHIP SURVEY!

Who took the survey? 45 of 46 surveyors were RPCVs, 30 from groups A-15 -present, and 56.5% identified as active FOA members (meaning they’re current on their dues- thanks!).

 

WHAT PEOPLE LIKE

 

Most people (73.5%) are happy with frequency of newsletter.

 

Surveyors generally support the two grant cycles (85.7%)

 

Most are happy with the current board structure (62.5%)

 

MOVING FORWARD:

In the coming year, FOA will begin to take the lessons we learned to shape our programs, meetings, communications, etc. Based on the survey, this might include:

 

● Extending membership options: 5 year, lifetime, or automatic renew payment options

● Work on our membership solicitation methods

● Reach out to early RPCVs to join FOA

● Change newsletters from PDF to HTML

● More of a social media presence

● Relay grant decision reasoning to membership

● More social updates from membership

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

Have you had an RPCV reunion or participated in any third goal activities lately? Did you finish a degree, start a new job, get married, or have a baby? We want to know! The survey showed that an overwhelming number of respondents would prefer more social updates from membership. In order to make that happen, we would love it if you could SEND US A PICTURE AND/OR BRIEF DESCRIPTION of your story, event, or update to include in the newsletters. Thank you in advance.

 

THE SURVEY WAS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.


 
Sep 3, 2014

Friends of Armenia Feedback Survey

Attn: FOA members:
We are looking for your input as we reflect on our organization this year. Please take this 15 question survey and give us your feedback!  Through the month of September, you can visit the link below and contribute to the growth and improvement of FOA.  We appreciate all of your input! It is essential to the continuance of our work.

HERE IS THE LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FOAfeedback

Best Regards,
Friends of Armenia Board


 
Jul 15, 2014

What’s Happening in Armenia this Summer

Ի՞նչ կա Հայաստանում:

What’s Happening in Armenia this Summer?

Camp Care

In January, Friends of Armenia granted funds to Bridge of Hope in Dilijan for their summer project, Camp Care.  Peace Corps Volunteer Bekkah Bernheim (A-21) is administering the camp in partnership with Bridge of Hope.  If successful, they hope to expand campsites in the future.  Camp Care is a two-fold curriculum that teaches personal and community health to youth with, and without, disabilities through a series of interactive seminars and games over a weeklong summer day camp. Throughout the week young people ages 11-16 will learn the importance of taking care of their bodies by focusing on topics such as hygiene, nutrition, exercising, and the importance of not smoking. Following this introduction to personal health, students will examine issues impacting community health. Community health, in this context, includes social engagement, volunteerism, and environmental awareness. Because community health is the shared responsibility of all community members, the camp will culminate in a community service project. The campers, junior camp counselors, and staff will clean up the neighborhood, weed the tree-lined street, and plant flowers. Parents, educators, and elected officials will be invited to take part.


Parents gather for informational meeting about Camp Care. March, 2014.


The FOA Board has also approved two grants through our Ongoing Support Program:


GLOW Project

As many of you know, GLOW has been a strong partnership between Stepanavan Youth Center and Peace Corps Armenia for many years.  We are proud to announce that FOA will support GLOW again this summer.  FOA funds will be used for take home materials for GLOW participants.  Each participant will receive a bag produced by Vardenis Sewing Group to hold materials as well as flash drives that will store the GLOW curriculum and pictures from summer school.  The participants will use these materials to implement seminars in their own communities following summer school.


TOBE (Teaching Our Boys Excellence)*

TOBE is a 7 day camp for 30 boys aged 13-17 followed by peer education activities in communities across Armenia. During the camp participants will be educated on 4 education themes (human rights, smoking and alcohol, healthy relationships, and sexual and reproductive health). They will also received training on basic project design and management and peer education. During the camp, each boy will design a peer education training on one of the 4 education themes that they will conduct in their own communities in the months of August or September 2014. FOA funds will support the campers in conducting their peer education projects by giving them each a small budget to purchase materials.



*What is TOBE? What happened to BRO (Boys Reaching Out)?


From our Peace Corps Volunteers in Armenia, we have learned that PC Global Initiative's recent trend has been to retire the BRO project and implement TOBE.  This year, Peace Corps Armenia is preparing for an inaugural TOBE Leadership Development Summer School project. The host organization for TOBE is Youth For Future (YFF) NGO. As stated by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field, “YFF is an ideal organization for partnership because they are staffed with very motivated, intelligent young professionals who have a genuine desire to learn how to design and conduct excellent projects, write effective and accurate grant proposals, and prepare for and monitor their projects.” TOBE will replace the former BRO program in FOA’s ongoing support program.


 
May 13, 2014

Barev Dzez Friends of Armenia!

As my first official post, let me acknowledge how grateful I am to work with such an amazing organization. FOA has a history of supporting innovative projects created and implemented by driven Armenians and their Peace Corps counterparts.  We are so fortunate to have a dedicated membership that continues to contribute financially to this work.

In April, FOA held its first annual membership drive, and with great success!  This year, 37 individuals stepped up to the challenge and donated more than $1000.  This money will be going directly to support projects that matter to Armenians and PCVs alike.  We promise to keep you updated in the coming months as some of these projects take place.

Renewing your membership is just one way to support the work of FOA.  Would you like to get more involved?  Please consider these options:

  • Join one of our committees

  • Promote FOA on social media (like our Facebook and LinkedIn pages!)

  • Increase your donation

  • Consider a fundraising drive for the FOA grants program

I look forward to working with all FOA members in the coming year in our shared effort to support Hayastan.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions at president@friendsofarmeniaonline.org.

Sincerely,


Maggie Woznicki (A-18, Sevan, TEFL/CHE)

FOA Board President



P.S. Didn’t renew your membership this April?  There is still time!  Renew here.


 
Mar 31, 2014

Friends of Armenia Annual Membership Renewal

Barev dsez,

It’s now time to renew your Friends of Armenia (FOA) annual membership. FOA is only as strong as its membership and the involvement of themembers. We look to you for your thoughts, feedback, and participation to keep the organization moving forward.

Your $15.00 dues and any additional donation go directly to selected causes and initiatives in Armenia. This year we’re providing ongoing support to several programs in Armenia in addition to the ongoing small project assistance Community Grants Program, which we may update by awarding grant support twice this year. These programs are entirely supported by your membership dues and donations. We have virtually no overhead, spending less than 5% on dues to the National Peace Corps Association and for filing fees as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

FOA has a new president, Maggie Woznicki (A18), and the FOA board (president, secretary/treasurer Wayne Burt, tech. officer David Coe, andmembership officer Hedley Bond) is committed to a full and busy year for the organization. If you have any ideas or suggestions for other ways in which we can assist Armenia and it's citizens, please let us know.

Please renew your membership in FOA and be part of this community of PCVs, RPCVs and Armenians. As a member, you’ll receive our newsletter, four times each year, and be kept up to date on events in Armenia and FOA. To renew or donate using PayPal, go to: http://www.friendsofarmeniaonline.org/index.php/donate. If you'd rather send a check, make it out to Friends of Armenia and mail it to:

Wayne Burt, Treasurer FOA
PO Box 306
Wrentham, MA 02093

The renewal period ends on April 30 and I'll send out a reminder letter in mid-April to those of you whom we haven't heard from.

Hajogh,

Hedley Bond
RPCV A18 Armenia
Membership Officer, FOA
membership@friendsofarmeniaonline.org


 
Dec 19, 2013

Bari Galust yev Hajo Majo

Dear Friends of Armenia,

Please join me in welcoming Maggie Woznicki (A-18) and Kellianne Lauer (A-19) to the FOA team! FOA has amazingly had a history of all the Board Presidents (David Barshes A-14, Robert Dietrich A-15, Wayne Burt A-16 and Vanessa Bowie Rankin A-16) serving in Gegharkunik Marz. (Must be the Water?) So Maggie, who called Sevan home, will fit right in! Kellianne will take Maggie’s spot on the grants committee and has a great deal of experience in that field.

I know that both ladies will be a welcomed addition to the amazing teams they are joining. As follows are a few lines of thanks. I owe a great deal of gratitude to Wayne Burt (A-16, Secretary/Treasurer) who nominated me last year and who was the voice of reason to balance out my eccentricities, Hedley Bond (A-17, Membership) whose optimism, tenacity and accent never fail, David Coe (A-17, Technology) is a man who can solve any problem without breaking a sweat, and Kevin Crookshanks (A18, Communications) whose thoughtfulness makes every newsletter memorable.

Finally, I thank you as members of the Friends of Armenia for continuing to fund projects that enhance the lives of our extended Hy family. I truly believe that Friends of Armenia works as an NGO because; we help support the goals of Peace Corps volunteers that cannot be met by other means.

Hajo Majo,

Vanessa Bowie Rankin

Lame Duck FOA Board President


 
Nov 11, 2013

Elections

Dear Friends of Armenia,

Let me take a moment to thank you for not only serving in Peace Corps, but also for continuing with the Third Goal by being a member of the Friends of Armenia online.

We are holding our annual elections and are accepting nominations for the following positions:


President:  lead the organization, providing strategic direction and serving as an ambassador to external/internal groups to fulfill the mandate of FOA.  Facilitate the successful execution of all FOA program initiatives and endeavors.

Secretary-Treasurer:  Take notes from board meetings, maintain documents in shared document folders, report on the financial situation of FOA at all board meetings, maintaining all financial accounts and agreements with grant recipients.

Technology Officer:  maintain all digital and technology properties of FOA, including all areas of email, website, and social media properties.

Membership Officer:  work with the active and lapsed membership base to grow our footprint in early and recent groups of RPCV and PCV classes/groups.  Lead strategic initiatives that grow our membership base, and inspire a sense of community amongst members.

Communication Officer:  administer all strategic and ongoing communication activities, including the FOA newsletter, social media properties, communication with Post and front-end website publishing working in conjunction with the Technology Officer.

Email nominations to president@friendsofarmeniaonline.org

Nominations due: December 15th

Announcement of candidates: December 17th

Receiving input on candidates from membership: December 22

Announcement of new board members: January 1st.

“Serving with FOA is a great experience and with a motivated group of colleagues, or even friends, I know personally that you'll have an amazing time bringing assistance to the people of Armenia, continuing our collective legacies of service, as well as serving as a positive force for building community with RPCVs and other vested stakeholders.  Submit yourself today for a position to take the organization to the next level”.  -Robert Dietrich, former President FOA


Board members are unpaid, and commit to a minimum one-year term not to exceed a five-year duration.


Sincerely,

Vanessa Bowie Rankin (A16)


 
Oct 14, 2013

500 People Giving 5000 Dram Campaign

In the last newsletter I explained that we were assisting Centaur, one of our community partners, with their "500 People Giving 5000 dram " campaign. It was brought to my attention that our site and my article was not clear on exactly how a donation of this type should be made. I apologize for not recognizing the potential for difficulty in making this donation.

We will extend the time for donations to this campaign for another month. If you use Paypal, the way to donate would be as you read this look to your left and just under our vision statement is a yellow donate button. Click that and the rest is self explanatory. If you do not use PayPal, then a check made payable to Friends of Armenia with a notation that it is for 500/5000 should be sent to the treasurer:

Wayne Burt
PO Box 306
Wrentham, MA 02093

As a reminder the campaign is an effort to raise money to get drinking water to the new hippotherapy center and to place fencing around the property. The suggested donation is $12.00 for each 5000 dram you wish to contribute. To learn more about Centaur and this campaign visit www.centaur.am.

Wayne Burt A16
Sec/Treas


 
Aug 21, 2013

Summertime in the Pink City

Is there anything more wonderful than enjoying a glass of tan on a hot day in one of the numerous outdoor café’s of Yerevan? Or using a mixture of Armenian, Russian and English to discuss the newest art exhibit at the Cascade? Or enjoying an impromptu hortovatz down by lake Sevan?  I’m sure you can identify with my experience that not a day goes by that I don’t have a vivid memory of my time in Armenia. As an RPCV, I choose to serve on the FOA board because it gives me an opportunity to thank the Armenian people by approving small grants for innovative projects that enhance their quality of life. We are the Friends of Armenia, because our time in that far off little country has changed us, and I encourage you to continue to say thank you to the people of Armenia, by submitting innovative mini-grant ideas and by renewing your membership.

2013 promises to be great, as funds were submitted to assist with an Art camp in Gyumri, GLOW camp, and with the generosity of Sean Reynolds (A16), BRO camp. This month we welcome Kevin Crookshank (A18) as our Communications Officer, and Peter Weems (A18) as the Chair of the Grants Committee, which includes Terri Pohl (A16), Patrick Findler (A16), and returning members Lindee Johnson (A15) and Maggie Woznicki (A18).

As always we welcome input as to the direction of the Friends of Armenia and I greatly, thank the board; Wayne Burt (A16), Hedley Bond (A18), David Coe (A17) and now, Kevin Crookshank(A18) for their wisdom and hard work.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Bowie Rankin (A16)

President


 
May 8, 2013

Full Board has its First Meeting

Friends of Armenia held its first meeting as a full board on May 6th.  Since the election of new officers in March, two prior meetings were used to appoint a new president and a new technology officer as those positions remained unfilled after the election.  I'm thankful that my time as interim president was so short lived.  Vanessa Bowie Rankin (A16)has accepted the appointment as president, and David Coe A17) will take on the role of technology officer.  When I complete the minutes from this meeting and they are approved, you will be able to view them on our website.  I can say in general that we approved some funding for our ongoing community support programs and reviewed the success of our first try at an annual membership renewal period.   Though there were many that did not renew their membership in April, we can now focus our efforts  on obtaining new members.  Those whose membership has lapsed may change that status at any time by sending in the $15.00 membership fee. Additionally there is a commitment to keep our website updated and a newsletter is in the works.

I'm excited about the enthusiasm of the new board and look forward to working with them and you during the remainder of the year.  Your ideas and comments are always welcome.

Wayne Burt  A16
Secretary Treasurer


 
May 8, 2013

Membership Update

FOA currently (as of May 5) has a total membership of 141 - this includes 8 PCVs (A19 and A20), 10 donors, and 123 regular members (RPCVs, PC response, PC personnel, etc). Of the 123 members, 31 (22%) are currently "active" - that is, they have renewed this year.


 
Mar 15, 2013

New FOA Board

Hello friends and RPCVs,

So I’m happy to announce the incoming new board of FOA.  Wayne Burt will be our interim president and treasurer-secretary.  Hedley Bond will serve as our membership officer.  Paige Prince will serve as our communication officer. 

We’ve had some after-the-fact interest communicated regarding the President’s position, and Wayne will lead the ongoing search with Hedley and Paige for the right candidate.  There will be outside assistance and continued involvement from past officers to help administrate and assist where needed, to be determined by the board.   

Wayne, Hedley and Paige have great experience and a passion for the mission of FOA, Peace Corps, US-Armenian relations, and serving the legacies of your individual and respective services.  I wish them luck in growing the footprint of the organization over the next year or two (or maybe more, who knows!). 

For myself, it’s been great working with FOA over the years.  David Barshes brought me in working on the Grants Committee, something I very much enjoyed.  I did that twice, evolving into this role I’m now leaving.  I think FOA has huge potential, but will need your involvement, interest and participation to to realize that potential.  As David had said many times, FOA is only as good as its members want it to be.  As I leave, my wish is that you all take an interest, in some part, in FOA moving forward and find a way to get involved.  It’s enriching serving others, as you all well know, and I believe in the work that FOA can do, building on the extraordinary service legacies of you many volunteers and friends of Armenia. 

With my sincerest regards,
Robert Dietrich


 
Jan 27, 2013

CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS!

Call for New Board Members at Friends of Armenia: Serving with FOA is a great experience and with a motivated group of colleagues, or even friends, I know personally that you'll have an amazing time bringing assistance to the people of Armenia, continuing our collective legacies of service, as well as serving as a positive force for building community with RPCVs and other vested stakeholders.  Submit yourself today for a position to take the organization to the next level.  -Robert Dietrich, President FOA

Positions available:

President:  lead the organization, providing strategic direction and serving as an ambassador to external/internal groups to fulfill the mandate of FOA.  Facilitate the successful execution of all FOA program initiatives and endeavors.

Secretary-Treasurer:  Take notes from board meetings, maintain documents in shared document folders, report on the financial situation of FOA at all board meetings, maintaining all financial accounts and agreements with grant recipients.

Technology Officer:  maintain all digital and technology properties of FOA, including all areas of email, website, and social media properties.

Membership Officer:  work with the active and lapsed membership base to grow our footprint in early and recent groups of RPCV and PCV classes/groups.  Lead strategic initiatives that grow our membership base, and inspire a sense of community amongst members.

Communication Officer:  administer all strategic and ongoing communication activities, including the FOA newsletter, social media properties, communication with Post and front-end website publishing working in conjunction with the Technology Officer.

Email nominations to president@friendsofarmeniaonline.org

Nominations due: February 15th

Announcement of candidates: February 17th

Receiving input on candidates from membership: February 22

Announcement of new board members: March 1st.


 
Jan 27, 2013

Winter Newsletter!

Hey everyone, please download our quarterly newsletter for Winter 2013 at this link HERE

Please write in to us with information you feel would be beneficial to our community of members!  We're always interested in bringing service opportunities, relevant news, grant opportunities, events and more to our community's attention through inclusion in our quarterly newsletter.


 
Nov 19, 2012

Accepting Applications: 2012 FOA Community Grants Program

We're excited to announce the opening of the 2012 FOA Community Grants Program.  This year's Grants Committee is chaired by Lindee Johnson, A-15 and is co-chaired by Maggie Woznicki, A-18 and Vanessa Bowie Rankin, A-16.  Please download application guidelines here and get started with your application today!

Application Guidelines in English - CLICK HERE

Application Guidelines in Armenian - CLICK HERE

In early 2013, we hope to distribute at least $2000 in small grants to Armenian communities and their counterpart Peace Corps Volunteers, as well as interested Armenian organizations with FOA member sponsorship.


 
Jun 21, 2012

Join FOA on LinkedIn!

Visit FOA’s official LinkedIn Group, a forum for information exchange, resource sharing and networking.  Check it often for job opportunities in Armenia, special exchange opportunities and other information on technical assistance and FOA’s ongoing development activities in the Republic of Armenia.  Click on the icon below!


 
May 7, 2012

2012 Grant Recipient: Camp Aparan

The Grant Committee of Friends of Armenia (FOA) was happy to approve the application for an FOA Community Grant in the amount of $221.13 USD in support of the project, Sports Equipment for Children with Disabilities Summer Camp. The FOA Grant Committee found that the project merited approval as it was presented as an easy-to-implement, cost-effective project that will positively impact more than 360 children from an often underserved population in Armenia. FOA is proud to support this project and Camp Aparan. Congratulations Chris Sherwood and Mnacakan Sargsyan!

For more information on our grants program, please contact grants@friendsofarmeniaonline.org


 
Dec 18, 2011

2012 Grants Update

The Grants Committee is no longer accepting applications for 2012. Thank you to all of the applicants!

The grant recipients will be announced early next year.


 
Nov 17, 2011

Holiday Greeting 2011

Holiday Greetings 2011

Join us in sending holiday greetings to Armenia PCVs and staff!  Just fill out our simple form, and we'll combine everyone's messages in an electronic card scheduled to arrive just in time for Nor Tari.

Just select the link in the Menu Bar!!!

Or click here: http://www.friendsofarmeniaonline.org/index.php/2011-holiday-greetings


 
Oct 17, 2011

2012 Grants - Apply now!

FOA is pleased to announce that the Grants Committee is now accepting grant applications for 2012. 

Applications are due December 2, 2011.

Please direct your questions to grants@friendsofarmeniaonline.org.


 
Aug 2, 2011

FOA Celebrates PC 50th Anniversary

FOA members are meeting for dinner on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at 6p.m., to celebrate Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary in Washington, D.C.

Join us at Vapiano (Chinatown) at 623-625 H Street N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001.

You don't have to be an FOA member to come! Everyone's welcome!

Contact Bonnie at communications@friendsofarmeniaonline.org for more info.

Check www.peacecorpsconnect.org for the NPCA schedule of anniversary events.


 
Jun 13, 2011

2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. will feature a program on the Peace Corps this year! The free festival starts June 30 on the National Mall. Visit www.festival.si.edu for more info.


 
Mar 5, 2011

2011 Board of Directors

The election results are in for FOA's 2011 Board of Directors.

We are still looking for a much-needed Membership Officer to keep our membership strong and growing.  Interested?  Contact David at president@friendsofarmeniaonline.org for more information. 


 
Dec 7, 2010

Holiday Greetings

Join us in sending holiday greetings to Armenia PCVs and staff!  Just fill out our simple form, and we'll combine everyone's messages in an electronic card scheduled to arrive just in time for Nor Tari. 


 
Nov 3, 2010

FOA Board Nominations

Calling all aspiring officers!  
 
As the end of 2010 approaches, it's time again for FOA Board nominations, and we need your talent and enthusiasm!  The terms of service for the Board of Directors will expire on December 31. All FOA members are eligible and encouraged to apply for the officer positions listed below. 
 
If you are interested in applying, contact Bonnie Barron by December 10 at communications@friendsofarmeniaonline.org. Please include a brief statement describing your qualifications and why you want the position. Voting will begin on December 13 when an email ballot will be sent to all FOA members.

Available Officer Positions for 2011
 
President – Directs all organizational activities; actively recruits new members and assists with fundraising; serves as liaison to National Peace Corps Association and Peace Corps Armenia; coordinates monthly Board meetings; collaborates with all Board members and Committee Chairs.

Secretary-Treasurer – Oversees all financial matters; maintains records of good-standing with U.S. Government and affiliated offices; assists with conducting Board meetings.

Membership Officer – Recruits new members/secures renewal memberships; maintains FOA membership database; welcomes new members/thanks renewed members; coordinates Board elections; collaborates with Membership Committee Chair.

Communications Officer – Writes and designs quarterly e-newsletters; coordinates content on FOA website and other websites of related interest (i.e. PeaceCorpsConnect, Facebook, Yahoo!Groups, LinkedIn, etc.); advises to and supports communications and marketing needs of all Board members and Committee Chairs.

Technology Officer – Maintains and updates FOA website with content and functionality; maintains organizational emails and document repository; advises to and supports tech needs of all Board members and Committee Chairs.


 
Oct 3, 2010

Call for Grant Proposals!

We are pleased to announce Friends Of Armenia's second annual Grants Program! In early 2011, we hope to distribute at least $5,000 in small grants to Armenian communities and their counterpart Peace Corps Volunteers, as well as interested Armenian organizations with FOA member sponsorship.

The deadline to apply for an FOA grant is November 15, 2010

Applicaton instructions are now available in:

Please direct your grant application questions to grants@friendsofarmeniaonline.org


 
Sep 17, 2010

Odar's Corner

Check it out!  FOA Member Kristi Rendahl (A-5) has a new column in The Armenian Weekly where she explains her many connections to the Armenian community, including her Peace Corps service.

Read Kristi's column, "Odar's Corner," here.


 
Aug 8, 2010

Win $2,500!

NPCA has organized a contest titled "My Piece of the Peace Corps."  Submit a video explaining how the Peace Corps changed your life, and you could win $2,500.  The deadline is September 30, 2010 and ANYONE can participate.  Visit the NPCA website for more details. 


 
Aug 8, 2010

A-18 Blog

CONGRATULATIONS A-18's!  The newest PCV's have been sworn-in and are on their way to their respective sites.  Check-out Maggie's Blog and see what it's like to be in Armenia for the first time (again)!


 
Aug 8, 2010

NPCA

Keep in touch with other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers:  Visit the National Peace Corps Association website and join the Friends of Armenia group-page!