Press Release: National Peace Corps Association Brings World Back Home Through Third Goal Expo in Nashville
Washington, DC — June 1st, 2012 — Event to showcase Peace Corps experience by way of demonstrations and workshops — The Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association, the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and the Peace Corps community, will host the Third Goal Expo: Building Global Communities in Nashville, Tenn., on June 23 to showcase the Peace Corps experience. One of four expos taking place this summer across the country, the event is being held with the help of the Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers group. The event is free and open to the public.
“Everyone is welcome to join us at the Third Goal Expos,” said Anne Baker, vice president of the National Peace Corps Association, who will be attending the event in Nashville. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a formal member of the Peace Corps community or just an interested citizen, we’ll have something for you. And we’ve put a lot of attention into things that will help educators as well.”
The Third Goal Expos are designed to promote the third part of the Peace Corps’ mission: bringing the world back home. They include information and exhibits about countries where Peace Corps volunteers have served as well as discussions about the experiences and projects of individual volunteers.
The Nashville expo will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Nashville Public Library on 615 Church Street. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms will serve as the keynote speaker. Other notable guests include Deputy Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Vice President of the National Peace Corps Association Anne Baker and President of the Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers David Keiser.
The expo will feature the Peace Corps’ Speakers Match, Correspondence Match and Coverdell World Wise Schools programs and will showcase ways that educators and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can share the Peace Corps experience in the classroom and in the community.
“If there’s one thing every Peace Corps volunteer brings back with them, it’s the stories,” added Baker. “No matter where they served, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers have a lot of interesting things to tell about their time overseas. For teachers, especially, they can be a great resource.”
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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