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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Around the World with Peace Corps

Orange County Peace Corps recruiter, Julia Capizzi (L), and me

Since Peace Corps sprang into existence in 1961, its mission has remained the same. This is a remarkable legacy for a small Federal agency that has adapted readily to our changing world. The goals remain simple, succinct and extraordinarily comprehensive:

To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  • To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
Twice this month, as a prelude to Peace Corps Week, I've accompanied Julia and other RPCVs to speak about what our experience has meant, and what a fulfilling adventure service to our country can be.

Peace Corps doesn't lag behind the times, either. No. It takes advantage of trends in staging its events as part of the third goal. This coming Sunday, Orange County, CA, residents interested in Peace Corps and what it does, are invited to the Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive, in Irvine. I'm looking forward to a different kind of a speed date experience.

Special Event - Around the World in 90 min. - Sunday, 1:00pm to 3pm, March 1st, 2015

This "Speed Networking" event will connect those interested in learning more about PC with returned RPCVs. Pairs will have 7 minutes to discuss whatever  topic they choose to ask about before moving on to the next conversation. Held at The Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive,
Norman Rockwell, Peace Corps in India
Irvine, CA 92612

Norman Rockwell, Peace Corps' Bold Legacy, 1966

 The following Saturday, March 7, I'll participate in another event in Long Beach, CA.

Peace Corps Festival: Host Country Heroes

Long Beach

03/07/2015, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Expo Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Travel the world through the eyes of international Volunteers.Join Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from around the globe to hear stories about their Host Country Heroes. These are the individuals whose collaboration and hospitality make Peace Corps service the amazing experience that it is.
About the Peace Corps: Read more or watch a video about what it's like to be a Volunteer including what Volunteers do, where they go, andthe many benefits of Peace Corps service. Or apply now to begin your life-defining experience.
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For questions about this event contact Johann D'Agostino

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