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We wish you a very happy holiday season and a year filled with peace, love and joy!
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.
Feb 28 2016 (All day) - Mar 5 2016 (All day)
Peace Corps Week celebrates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. This year's theme is Highlighting Happiness: What Does Joy Look Like in My Peace Corps Country?
An act authorizing certain public employees creditable retirement service
The Massachusetts Legislature recently heard House Bill 2384, An Act relative to certain public employees’ creditable retirement service, filed by Representative Jim O’Day. This bill would allow all state employees to buy-back up to four years of service spent in the Peace Corps or similar service organizations and credit those years towards retirement.
Urge Congress to fully fund the Peace Corps' FY16 budget
12/19/15 UPDATE: The Peace Corps has been funded at the highest level ever! Read more...
Congress wants to level-fund Peace Corps. With applications doubled since 2013, 20 new countries requesting more Peace Corps Volunteers, and crucial programming like girls and women empowerment, level funding won't cut it. Please urge Congress to prioritize fully funding the Peace Corps.