Peace Corps

It’s Peace Corps Week Again

During the week of  March 1-7, RPCVs organize to spread the message and story  of Peace Corps

From Peace Corps Office

Each year, thousands of RPCVs celebrate the Peace Corps’ anniversary by organizing  third goal activities and sharing stories of their host country experiences with other Americans. These activities advance the Peace Corps mission here in the U.S. while strengthening peace and understanding between Americans and Peace Corps countries of service.

As an RPCV, you are invited to participate in Peace Corps Week by planning a presentation, a Q&A session, or an exhibit. You might write an article or a letter to the editor of your local paper. Post something on your blog.  Visit local officials and spread the word about Peace Corps.  The week of March 1 – 7 would be a perfect week to lobby your member of Congress to increase Peace Corps funding by joining the efforts of PushforPeaceCorps.

If you are interested in classroom visits, the World Wise Schools Speakers Match program helps to connect RPCVs with schools and civic groups that request speakers. Please remember to register your Peace Corps Week participation online. This is the only means we have to demonstrate the impact of third goal events to Congress. All registrants will receive a free presentation kit, which includes a world map, Peace Corps logo stickers, and bookmarks for your audience.

Visit www.PeaceCorps.gov/thirdgoal to get details, activity suggestions, and to register. You can also get more information, by emailing  us at thirdgoal@peacecorps.gov or call 1.800.424.8580, ext. 1961.

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