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Welcome to CRPCA!

CRPCA engaging the world

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CRPCA has awarded Schools for Salone a grant to help fund the installation of their first solar power system in Sembehun Primary School in Sierra Leone. The school and community had already made plans to hire the recently retired head teacher to hold evening classes for students and adults; evening light will make these evening classes easier and make it possible for the school to become more self sustaining through income generation by charging cell phones. Let the light shine!

See our grants page for more information about the CRPCA grant program.


logo for Columbia River Peace Corps Association, Portland, OregonWelcome to the Columbia River Peace Corps Association.

President’s welcome, by Patrick Findler (Armenia 2008–2011, Mongolia 2011–2013)

Welcome to the website of the Columbia River Peace Corps Association (CRPCA), an association of returned Peace Corps volunteers living in the Portland, OR, metro area. We are committed to the ideals of service and community, both at home and abroad. Connect with us if you are a potential volunteer wanting to talk with old hands, if you are an RPCV looking to connect with others who have shared the unique Peace Corps experience, or if you share our ideals and want to meet others of like mind! Take a look at our calendar to see what upcoming events we have planned: we hold regular service events, social gatherings, and educational opportunities that help us serve our community and engage with the world. Find something that suits your style, and join us – we’d love to have you!

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