Thank you so much to our sponsors. 

Are you interested in sponsoring the 60th Anniversary Peace Corps Connect Program - click here for more information 

Silver Sponsor

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education. For more information, please visit www.heinz.cmu.edu.

Heinz College is a public policy school like no other. That’s because we're so much more than a policy school.  To tackle society’s most complex problems, a firm understanding of policy is essential, but so are the technology and analytical foundations to create the right solutions—and the management prowess to deploy those solutions for maximum impact.

Our flagship program is the Master of Science in Public Policy & Management (MSPPM). The MSPPM program at Heinz College gives you skills that simply cannot be matched by any other school of public policy, school of management, or school offering purely technical training.

Policy. Technology. Management. Heinz College is the only place to get all three.

Maria Ibarra (MSPPM '19) is from the Rio Grande Valley. As a "Dreamer" from a low-income single-parent household, she knows how policy impacts people and is fighting for change.

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

David Eber (deber@cmu.edu)

Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Carrie Rote (crote@cmu.edu)

Assistant Director of Admissions

Office Phone Number: 412-268-2164

Krista Kinnard (MSPPM '17) spent time in the Peace Corps before coming to Heinz. Learn why she chose the MSPPM: Data Analytics pathway, and how it transformed her career.

Join our email list to receive more information about Heinz College.

Learn about our Application for Admission.

Meet us on campus, on the road, or on a webinar!

Copy the link below to attend our Fellows Fair event for RPCV’s (Admissions Info Session) on Wednesday, September 29 at 12 PM (EDT)



Learn more about the 9/29/21 Fellows Fair event here:


Representatives Available:

Thursday, September 23 @ 7-10 PM (EDT)

Options for when our representatives are not available:

Schedule an admissions meeting with Carrie Rote: https://calendly.com/crote/admissionsmeetings

Join our email list to receive more information about Heinz College.

Start your application for admission to Heinz College.

Click below to watch our Zoom session for the September 21, 2021 at 8 PM (EDT) workshop:

How does graduate school fit into an RPCV’s life of service and impact? 



Bronze Sponsor

ACDI/VOCA is a global development design and delivery partner that has implemented effective economic and social development projects in nearly

150 countries since 1963. We empower people to make positive changes in their lives by applying our expertise in sustainable agriculture, resilience, economic opportunity, access to finance, and equity & inclusion to create meaningful, lasting impact. Our reputation for impact is rooted in an award-winning system of monitoring, impact evaluation, and learning.

ACDI/VOCA has deep roots in volunteer assistance. In 1997, Agricultural Cooperative Development International (ACDI) merged with Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (VOCA) to form ACDI/VOCA. Together, we have mobilized over 12,000 volunteers to more than 130 developing countries, offering highly skilled volunteer assistance to farmers, NGOs, cooperative associations, businesses, and universities.

Many of our staff, leaders, and board members are former Peace Corps volunteers who use the experience they gained in the Corps in service of our mission to achieve better lives for people and communities by increasing economic prosperity and social inclusion.

ACDI/VOCA is a trusted implementing partner for the U.S. Government and responds to non-USG official development assistance (ODA) and host country government opportunities to foster broad-based economic growth, raise living standards, and create vibrant communities. www.acdivoca.org.

Speak with a representative from 7:00-8:45 pm on Sept. 23

Bronze Sponsor

We are mission-driven organization determined to improve people’s lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies. We deliver on this promise by partnering with leading federal agencies to conceive and create powerful data-driven customer experiences.

Our common belief is that everyone has the right to an effective government. Every day, we come to work focused on helping our federal partners deliver a better customer experience to the American public and communities around the world. We value kindness, humility, and collaboration. Our culture is felt the moment you walk in the door, and it is reflected across our entire team.

Address: 3050 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 305
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-634-5701

General Email: info@bixal.com

Jobs Email: talent@bixal.com

Bronze Sponsor

Brandeis University – The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Located in greater Boston, the Heller School is ranked in the top 10 schools of social policy, and in the top 10 schools in health policy and management by U.S. News & World Report.

The Heller School drives positive social change through research, education and public engagement that inform policies and programs designed to address disparities in well-being and social inclusion in a sustainable way.

Heller academic programs provide students with the theoretical skills, practical experience and diverse perspectives they need to impact meaningful change in their communities and around the world.

Academic Programs

  • Social Impact MBA
  • Master of Public Policy
  • MS in Global Health Policy and Management
  • MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence
  • MS in Sustainable International Development
  • Dual Degrees with the MBA
  • Dual degrees with Global Health, Conflict Resolution and Sustainable International Development


  • All RPCVs admitted to the Heller School receive a minimum scholarship of 60% of tuition.
  • Five RPCVs receive a 100% tuition scholarship.
  • Ten incoming Heller students receive a 100% Diversity, Equity and Inclusion scholarship.

You’re committed to making real, lasting change.  We’re committed to bringing your vision to life.

For more information, visit heller.brandeis.edu.

Bronze Sponsor

Clark University
International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE)

We share your passion for the world’s biggest challenges. Gain the critical career knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to address the social, economic, and environmental justice issues that face our communities and the world.

  • M.A. in Community Development and Planning
  • M.A. in International Development
  • MHS in Community and Global Health
  • M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy
  • M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Our planet’s most pressing challenges don’t fit into neat categories
With five degrees and nine concentrations you can choose your path and pursue your passion. Whether you’re in the classroom or the community, you’ll grow as a problem solver and ethical change agent.

Clark IDCE Offers 50%+ Scholarship for RPCVs

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01610-1477
(508) 793-7201

Bronze Sponsor

FHI 360 partners with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives. Our staff of more than 4,000 professionals work in more than 60 countries. Their diverse technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows us to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges. 

Allison Bozniak
Associate Director for Corporate and Regional Communications

Bronze Sponsor

SIT has been educating passionate, social-minded professionals for intercultural and international careers for more than fifty years. SIT is a nonprofit, accredited graduate school with a unique and distinguished history. We invite you to check out our Programs of Study tab on this platform, and view our degree programs viewbook for more information! 

Our programs are developed within a framework of the most Critical Global Issues of the day so that the next generation of leaders has the expertise and intercultural understanding they need to engage all identities, perspectives, and cultures with respectful, enduring, and meaningful responses.

SIT's critical global issues framework includes:

With expertise in conflict transformation, international development, English and foreign language learning, international education, social justice, management, and human rights, faculty at SIT Graduate Institute come together at an institution that bridges practice and theory.

Where can an SIT education take you? The possibilities are endless. SIT Graduate Institute has more than 9,800 alumni worldwide. In addition, more than 3,400 people around the world have completed the SIT TESOL Certificate program.

Contact Information:

Meghan McMillan



Friends Sponsor



Two different ways to view the Museum’s growing collections:


CONNECT – peacecorpsmuseum.org  View the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience Collections page to donate an object. Go to the Stories page to write and download your own story. 


OPEN — Museum’s latest virtual exhibits at https://bit.ly/3Apsklv offers you 50 short stories from former Peace Corps volunteers across the decades, around the globe.