• Kemi Tignor posted an article
    Because we’re not just an association, we’re a force for good. see more

    Four reasons to support the NPCA community this #GivingTuesday

    Because we're not just an association, we're a force for good.

    #1 | You will help the Peace Corps be the best it can be

    Your gifts support NPCA’s successful advocacy work. Invest in NPCA’s ongoing and necessary advocacy to improve and expand the Peace Corps!

    #2 | You will help build community

    NPCA directly invests your support in programming that connects, engages, and builds the capacity of members and groups to live by their Peace Corps ideals, individually and collectively.

    #3 | You will advance cross-cultural understanding and harmony

    NPCA is the voice of the Peace Corps community, a community that represents the best of American values -- values that are worthy of maintaining. NPCA is a community of people who value reasonable and warm cross-cultural relations, and our work to foster harmony cross-culturally overseas and at home is significantly important.

    #4 | You will help amplify the Peace Corps community’s global social impact

    NPCA builds the capabilities, capital, and community to increase our collective global social impact. Gifts to NPCA help support members like Camillia Freeland-Taylor. While a PCV in Zambia, Camillia helped her Peace Corps village build a classroom, funded by NPCA through Peace Corps Partnership Program. As an RPCV, she returned to Zambia with a grant from NPCA’s Community Fund to add on a teachers’ quarters. Now, the NPCA/Water Charity partnership is working with her to drill a bore-hole well at the school so children have access to water.

    Support NPCA this giving Tuesday because we are stronger together, and together we are building a more peaceful and prosperous world!




  • JM Ascienzo posted an article
    Shriver Circle Members Support A Bigger, Better Peace Corps see more

    by Angene and Jack Wilson (Liberia 1962-64)


    As Shriver Circle Members, we find great purpose in financially supporting the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). This $1000 level of membership is especially important to us as it contributes to NPCA's advocacy efforts, including this past September's Capitol Hill Advocacy Day. 

    We've met several times with our members of Congress or their aides over the years — and it does make a difference. 

    Highlights of these meetings include persuading our own Republican member of Congress to join the Peace Corps caucus, as well as talking at length to a top aide of Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during NPCA's 2015 "snowstorm" Day of Action. During the 2016 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) legislative aide said he would suggest that Senator Paul arrange to visit a Peace Corps Volunteer while on his annual trip to a Central American country to perform eye surgery.  We feel as though our advocacy has had an impact on these legislators. We see the value in continuing to be Shriver Circle Members because we continue to see the value in advocating for a bigger, better Peace Corps. 

    From first-of-the-month-dinners with the central Kentucky Peace Corps community, as well as our interviews with RPCVs from 50 different countries for our book Voices from the Peace Corps (University Press of Kentucky, 2011), we have gotten to know Volunteers from all decades, even current applicants. We know that the Peace Corps experience has been and remains special.  Because of that, we want to ensure that the opportunity of profound learning and meaningful service is offered to future generations, because it creates citizens of the world.  

    Become a Shriver Circle Member today. Only through your generous financial contributions can NPCA continue connecting the community, advocating for the Peace Corps, and creating impact.