Peace Corps Connect – Our Annual Gathering
Over 1.3 million people participated in Peace Corps 50th Anniversary events in 2011, illustrating the strong desire of the Peace Corps community to come together to share experiences, discuss issues, share best practices and learn about different cultures.
The National Peace Corps Association’s (NPCA) annual Peace Corps Connect is an important continuation of this spirit and an opportunity for the community to reconnect with Peace Corps friends, meet new Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and to network with various organizations face-to-face.
“At the Boston Peace Corps Connect Conference (June 28-29) it was energizing to be surrounded by people representing all generations of Peace Corps service, each sharing that common bond of having been transformed by our Peace Corps experiences, and dedicated to building a more fair and just world. With so much positive energy, one gets a sense that it could actually happen.
I also sensed a renewed National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) commitment to working closely with RPCVs and member groups to promote Peace Corps and its values, making the NPCA the logical forum for making our collective voices heard. Save the date for the next Peace Corps Connect Conference in Nashville, June 20-21st, 2014.”
– Helene Dudley, 2013 recipient of the Peace Corps’ Lillian Carter Award, former NPCA board member and past president of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers South Florida
Peace Corps Connect Boston – 2013
Over 365 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), current and former Peace Corps staff, friends and family joined us at Peace Corps Connect – Boston (June 28-29, 2013) for a jam-packed agenda of plenary sessions, panel discussions, practical workshops, open forums, exhibits and social events. The hallways were abuzz with lively chatter and a permeating energy. Attendees represented a good cross section of our community, including RPCVs who had returned as recently as April, as well as others celebrating more than 50 years since their return.
Read more about the weekend here, with links to photos and more! Our Storify page gathers all the media, tweets, pictures, blog posts, etc. from the conference into one location! Conference webpages with agendas, bios, etc. are linked from the lefthand sidebar of this page.