Press Release: NPCA Announces Global House Parties for March 1
Washington, DC — January 10th, 2011 — Former Volunteers will gather around the world to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary
The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and the Peace Corps community, announced today a series of global house parties will be held on March 1 around the world to commemorate the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary.
“At its heart, the Peace Corps has always been about small groups of people working together,” said Kevin F.F. Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association. “What better way to commemorate its anniversary than for hundreds of small groups to celebrate?”
The Global House Parties are part of a year-long celebration of the Peace Corps in honor of the anniversary of its creation by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.The gatherings will vary from a handful of friends to dozens of invited guests, from potluck dinners to catered affairs. Some will include RPCVs and their friends and family, while others will feature local, state, or national politicians and other VIPs as speakers. NPCA is compiling a master calendar of events for the celebrations around the Peace Corps 50th anniversary, including the Global House Parties, online at www.PeaceCorps50.org.
“The parties will be as diverse as the experiences of Peace Corps Volunteers,” adds Quigley. “We’re encouraging hosts to serve food they ate, play music they heard, or even hold games they played while in their host countries. If you didn’t serve, party hosts can pick countries the Peace Corps works in and use them as a theme.”
About the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting and championing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. It provides service and education opportunities that build on the Peace Corps experience, and is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps. To learn more, visit: www.peacecorpsconnect.org
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