Peace Corps Community for Refugees

Join Us in Supporting Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year

How You Can Help Spread RPCV’s Positive Message About Refugee and Immigrant Students

By Patricia Nyhan

 

 We are strongly supporting 2018 National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, an RPCV from Armenia who teaches refugee and immigrant students in Spokane, WA. 

Manning has been heavily featured in news stories across America, and her meeting with President Trump was covered by most of the major U.S. news outlets. Her Peace Corps background is mentioned in most of the coverage. You can help boost Manning’s positive message about refugee students in the following ways:

  • Consider sending a short letter to the editor of your local paper about Manning. If the paper has failed to cover her, ask why they are not running this important story.
  • Write a letter to the editor in response to a news story about an outstanding local refugee student who is  graduating from high school.
  • If you notice that Manning plans to make an appearance near you, help with turnout.
  • Invite Manning to speak to an organization in your local area such as the Rotary Club, which partners with the National Peace Corps Association. Please be aware that in many cases, organizations that invite her to speak will need to agree to help cover her expenses. Submit your scheduling request to CCSSO, the nonprofit that administers the National Teacher of the Year, using a request form on their website: https://fs17.formsite.com/ccssowebmaster/form86/index.html

Get to know RPCV-Armenia Mandy Manning in this  CBS interview on YouTube! 

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