Sadly, our Brandywine Valley CISV friend, Lori Fratinardo, passed away on December 29, 2023 from a long 10-year+ battle with breast cancer. Those of us who met Lori from her family’s involvement with CISV have a universal impression of her - Lori had more positive energy and can-do attitude than anyone most of us have ever known. In the Beginning The Fratinardo family joined Brandywine Valley Read More
The BV CISV Memories Alumni Event took place Thursday evening, February 23rd at Barnaby's in West Chester. Joyful greetings and the loud din of conversation went past the official event end. Everyone seemed to have a fabulous time. Our group was 33 strong. The "former parent volunteers" group formed the bulk of attendees. We also had a cadre of current members and "under 40" crew plus a Read More
Brandywine Valley will be hosting a two-week Youth Meeting camp for 12- and 13-year-olds, with delegates and leaders coming from 12 countries. Youth Meetings are for 32 delegates, coordinated by…Read more about BV to host Youth Meeting
In the past, JBers have had few CISV program opportunities during the years between being too old to participate as delegates (age 17) and being old enough to participate as…Read more about New Opportunity for CISVers Age 18+
After having travel programs canceled in 2020 and 2021, we were thrilled to see them resume (with COVID protocols) in 2022! Even more exciting are the 2023 programs we are…Read more about Travel Programs Are Back!
A small but artistic and dedicated Brandywine Valley CISV crew created a colorful homage to Earth Day and CISV on Friday. This event was sponsored by the West Chester Green…Read more about Earth Day Chalk Event Rocks!
Chapter News Over the last two years, we have each been forced to pivot in so many areas of our lives, often in ways that have been challenging and not…Read more about BV Connections April 2022
Want to support BV by donating or purchasing used/vintage CISV merchandise? CISVthrifted is an Instagram shop that sells vintage pieces of CISV merch with all the proceeds going toward a…Read more about CISV Thrifted
Brandywine Valley got together for a virtual cooking event to share their favorite recipes and have some casual, fun conversations! Afterward, everyone’s recipes were compiled into this cookbook, which now…Read more about The JB Cookbook
Our planning for in-person events is predicated on our absolute priority of keeping our chapter members safe. We will be following these guidelines: 6 feet physical distancing Masks No shared…Read more about Our Commitment to Safety