Press Release: National Peace Corps Association Brings World Back Home Through Expo in Pasadena
Washington, DC — August 30th, 2012 — 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 Pasadena, Calif., on Sept. 29 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 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Los Angeles. 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 attend the event in Pasadena. “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 Pasadena expo will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church at 301 North Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. Welcome remarks will be given by National Peace Corps Association President Kevin Quigley (Thailand 1976-1979), Jocelyn Sarmiento (Mongolia 2009-2011) of the Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services, and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Los Angeles President Kathy Nesteby (Jamaica 2002-2004).
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.”
To learn more about the Pasadena expo, visit: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/resources/expos/los-angeles
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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