Affiliate Group Network

The Affiliate Group Network – AGN facilitates communication between and among NPCA affiliate groups for purposes of sharing best practices and more. It consists formally of an annual meeting of the leadership of NPCA’s affiliate groups, scheduled each year in conjunction with Peace Corps Connect. The meeting is open to all. NPCA also presents a webinar series (see below). Throughout the year, NPCA affiliate groups are encouraged to communicate via the Facebook Affiliate Group Network.

Contacts: Affiliate Group Network Coordinator, Maricarmen Smith-Martinez; NPCA Vice President, Anne Baker

Affiliate Group Network Resources

Questions Addressed
What is the NPCA Affiliate Group Network (AGN)?  How do we use the AGN to connect with and learn from other groups?

Information Guide

Relevant Documents & Internet Links

Affiliate Group Webinar Series

This capacity building webinar series is presented through the generous support of a grant from the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison. Thank you!

Use the links below to register and to review supporting documents and access information (as well as recordings of past webinars).


Upcoming webinars (on Wednesdays at 8 pm Eastern, unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, May 3: Highlighting your Group on the NPCA Website

Wednesday, May 17: Engaging your Group in Support of Refugees


Periodic webinars

Tuesdays at 9 pm Eastern: #ProtectPeaceCorps Updates for Advocacy Coordinators and Affiliate Groups

Quarterly (next in June TBA): NPCA Meet and Greet


Archived webinars

Wednesday, April 19: Building an RPCV Support Network

Monday, December 12: Movement Builders - Help Bridge America's Divides through Service

Tuesday, November 22, 2016: Advocacy Coordinator 101

Tuesday, November 1, 2016: Rally Peace Corps Champions: Become an NPCA Advocacy Coordinator

Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Building Affiliate Group Engagement in Support of Refugees

Thursday, September 15, 2016: Peace Corps Connect First Timers' Orientation

Thursday, June 23, 2016: Building an RPCV Support Network

Wednesday, June 15, 2016: Peace Corps' New Look

Wednesday, May 25, 2016: Amazing Technology Resources for your Group

Thursday, May 19, 2016: Interested in Hosting a Peace Corps Story Slam?

Saturday, March 12, 2016: Legal Considerations 101: Non-profit status and tax filing

Thursday, February 11, 2016: Engage and Strengthen your Group at Peace Corps Connect

Thursday, January 28, 2016: National Day of Action in Support of Peace Corps – Opportunities for Affiliate Groups

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (repeated Tuesday, November 17, 2015): NPCA’s New Membership Model and the Peace Corps Community Fund

Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting

We encourage you to attend the annual meeting to discuss the past and future events of NPCA and its affiliate groups and meet other group leaders and NPCA staff in person. 

The next Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting will be in Denver, CO on Friday, August 4, 2017, immediately preceding Peace Corps Connect.

NPCA affiliate group delegates elect an Affiliate Group Network (AGN) Coordinator every two years.  The AGN Coordinator is a voting member of the NPCA Board of Directors, per the NPCA bylaws.  Learn about the current Affiliate Group Network Coordinator, Maricarmen Smith-Martinez.

Minutes from previous meetings:

2016 AGN Annual Meeting Draft Minutes (pending)

2015 AGN Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)

2014 GLF Minutes (PDF)

2013 GLF Minutes (PDF)

2012 GLF Minutes (PDF)