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  • 30 Jul 2020 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    SEAPAX Annual Board Elections

    Our annual Board elections are right around the corner, and we are currently looking for candidates who would like to take on leadership roles.  ALL SEAPAX members are eligible to run.

    Voting will begin on September 7th and run through the end of the month for the following 2021 Board positions:

     

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Director-At-Large (up to six)

     

    If you are interested in any of these elected positions or would like to nominate someone, please submit the following information to info@seapax.org by no later than August 31st: nominee’s name, position of interest, and brief biography of nominee (examples of biographies can be found here).

     

    If you’d like to learn more about any of these positions please email us at: info@seapax.org

  • 16 Jul 2020 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    SEAPAX is excited to announce its accreditation as federally recognized 501(c)(3) Charitable Non-Profit.

    The SEAPAX Board spent a year evaluating this change and last January approved changes to our by-laws allowing us to apply for this accreditation. Our new status allows for tax deductible: bequests, gifts and donations, retroactively starting April 20, 2020.

    Therefore, membership and Towering Task donations made on or after April 20, 2020 are now considered tax deductible. SEAPAX will work to maximize our new status to strengthen our mission to the RPCV community and the organizations we support. 

  • 07 Jul 2020 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    We, the SEAPAX Board, released a statement on 6 June in support of Black members of our Peace Corps community to affirm that Black Lives Matter, recognize past and present harm, and create awareness around areas of complacency in our community.  

    A group of SEAPAX Board members met in June to begin an ongoing conversation around racial justice, privilege awareness, and awareness of colonialist legacies along with current forms of imperialism. We would like to be transparent about our path forward. Our goal is to create change both internally as a Board and externally in our Peace Corps community. We are still working through what these changes will be and how we will put them into action.

    Potential steps discussed included: 

    • Creating a Diversity & Inclusion Chair
    • Creating a Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • Offering anti-racism training to the SEAPAX community
    • Offering awareness training around privilege and forms of supremacy
    • Weaving awareness into planned events on a consistent basis
    • Promoting opportunities to intentionally ensure support for Black Americans and other underrepresented groups interested in Peace Corps service

    We are also asking for your help. We would like to seek input from you, our SEAPAX community, on how we can best use our role as an RPCV group and an NPCA affiliate to promote inclusivity and anti-racism in our community. Please visit our Facebook group to join the discussion. If you would like to send feedback and/or suggestions anonymously, please use this form.

    Finally, we would like to acknowledge that this process was ignited by recent police brutality and the increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. We aim for our next steps to support Black (R)PCVs, and further equity in our broader Peace Corps community.

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    We, the SEAPAX Board, released a statement on 6 June in support of Black members of our Peace Corps community to affirm that Black Lives Matter, recognize past and present harm, and create awareness around areas of complacency in our community.  

    A group of SEAPAX Board members met in June to begin an ongoing conversation around racial justice, privilege awareness, and awareness of colonialist legacies along with current forms of imperialism. We would like to be transparent about our path forward. Our goal is to create change both internally as a Board and externally in our Peace Corps community. We are still working through what these changes will be and how we will put them into action.

    Potential steps discussed included: 

    • Creating a Diversity & Inclusion Chair
    • Creating a Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • Offering anti-racism training to the SEAPAX community
    • Offering awareness training around privilege and forms of supremacy
    • Weaving awareness into planned events on a consistent basis
    • Promoting opportunities to intentionally ensure support for Black Americans and other underrepresented groups interested in Peace Corps service

    We are also asking for your help. We would like to seek input from you, our SEAPAX community, on how we can best use our role as an RPCV group and an NPCA affiliate to promote inclusivity and anti-racism in our community. Please comment on this post to join the discussion. If you would like to send feedback and/or suggestions anonymously, please use this form.

    Finally, we would like to acknowledge that this process was ignited by recent police brutality and the increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. We aim for our next steps to support Black (R)PCVs, and further equity in our broader Peace Corps community.

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  • 04 Jul 2020 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

     

    In order for us to better understand how our RPCV community can help respond to the COVID-19 crisis on a local and potential national level, SEAPAX would like interested individuals to complete a short (< 2-minute) survey found here.

  • 04 Jul 2020 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    SEAPAX Annual Board Elections

    Our annual Board elections are right around the corner, and we are currently looking for candidates who would like to take on leadership roles.  ALL SEAPAX members are eligible to run.

    Voting will begin on September 7th and run through the end of the month for the following 2021 Board positions:

    ·       President

    ·       Vice President

    ·       Secretary

    ·       Treasurer

    ·       Director-At-Large (up to six)

    If you are interested in any of these elected positions or would like to nominate someone, please submit the following information to info@seapax.org by no later than August 31st: nominee’s name, position of interest, and brief biography of nominee (examples of biographies can be found here).

     

    If you’d like to learn more about any of these positions please email us at: info@seapax.org.

     

  • 04 Jul 2020 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    Peace Corps Response Openings

    Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world.  The earliest departure date of current postings is January 2021, and openings are subject to change.