NPCA Peace Corps Connect

The Sept. 21-25 Peace Corps Connect in D.C. is coming up quickly, and we need to pool our efforts to help mobilize our Peace Corps community to join hundreds, perhaps thousands, of fellow RPCVs for one or more days of Peace Corps Connect. 2016 is Peace Corps’ 55th anniversary!

And if you activate your free NPCA membership on the National Peace Corps Association’s database, you’ll get a 15% discount to Peace Corps Connect

Peace Corps Connect is going to be a dynamic, productive, and fun!


Wednesday morning, Sept. 21 is the International Day of Peace screening of the powerfully inspiring filmRefugee: the Eritrean Exodus, including a post-screening discussion with The America Team for Displaced Eritreans. 

Thursday morning, Sept. 22 is Capitol Hill Advocacy Day to ensure the future of the Peace Corps.. Our Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, on Thursday morning, September 22, RPCV constituents will walk the hallways of Congress to convince Congress that the world needs a bigger, better, Peace Corps now more than ever.

Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22 is the Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting for affiliate group leaders or aspiring group leaders.  This is an indispensable best practices and networking workshop. We will end the day with a celebratory reception on Capitol Hill in which the first-ever Sam Farr Congressional Leadership Award will be presented.

End of Thursday, Sept. 22, is a celebratory reception on Capitol Hill at which the first-ever Sam Farr Congressional Leadership Award will be presented.


Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 showcase the cornerstone events of Peace Corps Connect.

Driven by our Peace Corps community, this year’s summit focuses on our contributions to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as well as to Peace Corps’ Third Goal.

Keynote speakers include Nobel Laureate and Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, author, journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger, and Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.

Activate your NPCA membership on NPCA’s new database and get a 15% discount to Peace Corps Connect!

Sunday morning, Sept 25 caps Peace Corps Connect with a Walk for Peace. We will raise the Peace Corps flag high above Washington, D.C. for all to see that we’re 55 and going strong.

Sunday midday, Sept. 25 wraps up Peace Corps Connect with a JAMFEST on Capitol Hill.

This is a national event, so come celebrate alongside Peace Corps community members from around the country.

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