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Chapter Information

The Washington DC Chapter of CISV USA is happy to have members located in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and of course inside the District of Columbia. Our delegates come from public, private and international schools. Our leaders and staff range from college students to teachers to local volunteers who value peace education.

CISV USA is one of the original 9 National Associations (NAs) in CISV International; it's been around since the first Village in Cincinnati in 1951. There are now 60 NAs. The Washington DC Chapter of CISV USA is one of about 20 US chapters; it has been in existence since 1972. Over the years, hundreds of children from the DC area have participated in CISV summer programs. CISV DC has hosted international programs almost every single year since it was founded. Despite the wide range of multicultural and international activities for young people in the DC area, CISV DC remains unique through its on-going cross-cultural international and local peace education curriculum from age 11 to adulthood. Click herefor more information on our current program offerings.



If you are interested in volunteering time to our local chapter in any capacity, please let us know - because we can always use the extra help! We currently have several open board positions, and always love to have extra chaperones during our JB activities. Thanks for everyone's help!


Membership Dues

DC Chapter CISVers may pay their dues online below or via check, by mailing to the following address:

P.O. Box 5670
Washington, DC 20016
Membership dues are due at the beginning of each CISV year which follows the school year. Dues are due by Nov. 1, 2016 for the 2017 Program year.

Family Membership - $65
Single Membership - $35
Benefactor Membership - $150
Patron Membership - $250
Founders's Club Membership - $500
*A small fee has been added to each transaction for debit and credit card processing.

2016-2017 Dues


The Washington DC Chapter of CISV is a 501 (c)3 organization. Your donations will help us host international camps here in Washington, DC and provide scholarships to help with the cost of sending local CISVers to other international camps. Donations are tax-deductible!
Please add 3% to all donations to help with the cost of processing fees the chapter is charged by PayPal.



At this time, CISV DC has no available scholarship funds. Please check back after the 1st of year.


The Washington DC Board

To contact any of these individuals, please visit our contact form. We will get back to you ASAP. Alternatively, you may call us at +1 703-539-CISV (2478) and leave a message.




Perita Carpenter
Erin Hazard

Vice President

Glenda Cole-Bobo


Melissa Gold


Gislin Dagnelie

2018 Village Camp Planners


Book Keeper

Arvil Harding

Local Leadership Training

Mariam Enayat

Recruitment Chair

Dawn Ellis

PR & Communications Chair

Erin Hazard

Fundraising & Grants Committee

Mary Donaghy
Michelle Sumilas
Susan Allen
Dawn Ellis
Erin Hazard
Glenda Cole-Bobo

JB President

Adam Park



JB Advisor

Gursharan Bawa Kaur

Program Selection Chairs

(Village) TBD
(Interchange) Erin Hazard
(Step Up) Gursharan Kaur
(JC's) Quinn Porter & Mariam Enayat (Youth Meeting) Emily Lee & Aline Orfali
(Leaders) Kima Taylor & Gislin Dagnelie

Paperwork/Forms Chair

Melissa Gold

Overall Selection Chair

Perita Carpenter & Glenda Cole-Bobo

Members at Large

Todd Watkins
Holly Garcia
Aline Orfali
Emily Chuo
Jennifer Drew
Cheryl Henderson
Kima Joy
Marie Nieste-Uribe
Gursharan Bawa