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2017 BARPCV Photo Contest - Vote Now! sticky icon

Deadline for voting is Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The finalists are here! BARPCV’s 2017 Photo Contest has been narrowed down to the top 10 photos, and now it’s your turn to select the winner.

Check out our Flickr page to look at the amazing photos that make up our contest this year. Follow the link to this year’s photo album, then vote on your top 3 photos to help us pick a winner.

Protect the Peace Corps sticky icon

National Peace Corps Association | March 22, 2017

 

President Trump’s "skinny" budget proposal requested drastic cuts of 31 percent to the International Affairs budget, which includes the Peace Corps. While funding for the Peace Corps is not specifically referenced, it could face disproportionate cuts when the full budget is released later this spring.

NPCA's #ProtectPeaceCorps campaign is mobilizing our community to secure no less than level funding of $410 million for the Peace Corps and $60 billion for the International Affairs budget.

Peace Corps Morocco Swears In Group 98

Morocco World News | December 9, 2016

On Friday, 106 new Peace Corps Voluteers were sowrn in for two years of service in Morocco.

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The Passing of Brent Ashabranner (Nigeria)

Peace Corps Worldwide | December 11, 2016

Brent Ashabranner (1921 -2016) was Deputy Director of the Peace Corps between 1967 and 1969. Following service in World War II, graduate school and a brief period of teaching, Brent spent thirty years working overseas, including starting the first Peace Corps program in Nigeria and becoming director of Peace Corps programs in India.

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Boston Pride

Jun 11 2016 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Be PROUD to March with Peace Corps: Boston Pride is June 11, and BARPCV is getting ready to show our colors. We are looking for volunteers to work with us at the BARPCV festival booth or march with us in the parade. Contact Lori Dunn at ldunn@peacecorps.gov to be a part of Boston Pride with us!

A Towering Task: Peace Corps Documentary

As a community, we now have the unique opportunity to fund a world-class documentary that will help reignite Peace Corps's purpose and sense of community, as well as pave the way toward a more peaceful world. A Towering Task is the first comprehensive Peace Corps documentary to address some of today’s toughest questions that we face on a global scale.

Imagine what the world could look like if the voices of tolerance and understanding could drown out the voices of fear and hate. As you probably know, the Peace Corps community - over 220,000 strong - could be one of the most powerful resources our nation has. But it is currently untapped, and many voices go unheard.

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