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Peace Corps 50th Anniversary
We are celebrating!
The National Peace Corps Association was honored to play a significant role in the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps.
This milestone celebrated the Peace Corps community’s accomplishments and gave us all an opportunity to reflect on how each one of us can continue to exemplify the Peace Corps mission and spirit. NPCA looks forward to advancing community ties and service well into the future through its 50th Anniversary activities.
Information on use of NPCA’s 50th anniversary logo, seen above, and more is on our 50th anniversary Press Kit page.
Below are highlights of 50th Anniversary Peace Corps events that took place between January 2011 – September 2011 in which NPCA had direct involvement.
The Peace Corps Community created memories that will last a lifetime. Purchase professional photos of the September 50th Anniversary events in Washington, DC – these photos make wonderful gifts for yourself or a friend. You can even create mugs, greeting cards, or large posters of your favorite photos.
Around the world:
|March 1||Global House Parties|
In Washington, DC:
|Wednesday, September 21||Advocacy Day Orientation|
|September 22-25||NPCA Member Group Activities|
|Thursday, September 22|
|Friday, September 23||NPCA Service Day|
|Saturday, September 24|
|Conversations: The Future of Peace Corps|
|Sunday, September 25||Arlington National Cemetery Presentation|
Around the World Expos
The National Peace Corps Association, in conjunction with the Peace Corps Regional Recruitment Offices and select Member Groups, coordinated a series of 50th Anniversary Around the World Expos nationwide. Each regional Expo highlighted the work of the Peace Corps over the past 50 years, while seeking to engage RPCVs and inspire the next generation of volunteers.
Each Expo featured exhibits from RPCVs showcasing their work around the world, remarks from both Peace Corps and NPCA, and discussion sessions for interested applicants and RPCVs.
There will be four Expos in cities around the U.S. during 2012. Stay tuned for locations and registration information.
Need some tips on planning your event? The toolkits below, while not designed as complete soup-to-nuts planning tools, may be helpful as guides in identifying the key steps and issues in planning your event. These are works in progress and will be updated regularly. Please send any feedback to 50th Coordinator.
- March 1st Global House Party Toolkit
- Cocktail Nights
- General Events and Program Planning
- University-Based Seminars