Virginia Connection: PenFed Foundation Honors ‘Hero at Home’

The PenFed Foundation is a national non-profit organization that strives to provide for military personnel and their families that need help at home. It’s “a public charity that relies on public contributions,” said PedFed Foundation Chief Operating Officer Kate Kohler, “but what makes us different from other organizations is that all of our programs have Read more about Virginia Connection: PenFed Foundation Honors ‘Hero at Home’[…]

Huffington Post: Let’s Put the ‘Peace’ Back in Peace Corps

Kevin F. F. Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association writes, “sometimes a point can be so obvious that we all overlook it. Consider the Peace Corps. Over the past five decades, we’ve become so accustomed to hearing the name that we can forget the importance of the first word: peace.” Click here for Read more about Huffington Post: Let’s Put the ‘Peace’ Back in Peace Corps[…]

BusinessDay: The Age of Agricultural Business Competitions

Today is the deadline for the African Rural Connect (ARC) Young Farmers Idea contest organised by the US-based National Peace Corps Association. The objective of the contest was to have Africans proffer innovation solutions to a challenge in agriculture in order to “identify [and support] creative new plans to deal with the fundamental problems of Read more about BusinessDay: The Age of Agricultural Business Competitions[…]

Hyattsville Gets Its Own Neighborhood Blog

Hyattsville, Md., an up-and-coming suburb of Washington, D.C., is getting its own community blog. The Hyattsville Wire is a new neighborhood source for information and community news about the city and the surrounding area, with a focus on the Route 1 corridor. Contributors to the blog are local residents Alison Beckwith, founder and principal of Read more about Hyattsville Gets Its Own Neighborhood Blog[…]

Hollywood on the Potomac: The Real Stars Shone…

“I think people have forgotten the soldiers of America and it’s very sad that this country has a short memory!” said actor Joe Mantegna at the PenFed Foundation’s Eighth Annual Night of Heroes Gala: Honoring the Heroes at Home” at the Ritz-Carlton. The annual gala provides financial support to help meet the unmet needs of Read more about Hollywood on the Potomac: The Real Stars Shone…[…]

Red Lake News: National Peace Corps Association to Hold First Annual Gathering in Minneapolis

The National Peace Corps Association, the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced today it will hold its first annual gathering, Peace Corps Connect: Minneapolis, June 29 – July 1, 2012, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Roughly 500 event-goers are expected to attend to Read more about Red Lake News: National Peace Corps Association to Hold First Annual Gathering in Minneapolis[…]

The Huffington Post: They also Serve-Caregivers Of Veterans Keep Our Nation Strong

A 2009 study by CNA’s Center for Naval Analyses found that seriously wounded, ill and injured service members need a caregiver for an average of 19 months. In addition, it found that three out of four caregivers had to quit or take time off from work or school to provide this support. This year, the Read more about The Huffington Post: They also Serve-Caregivers Of Veterans Keep Our Nation Strong[…]