On this episode, I talk with Glenn Blumhorst, President and CEO of NPCA, about his role and the importance of Peace Corps advocacy. I also talk to two Kentucky RPCV’s, Bonnie Graves and Will Glasscock, about their service and how they have advocated for the Peace Corps since returning home.
All of March is National Peace Corps Association’s National Days of Action. Now more than ever, America and the World need Peace Corps. Please visit advocacy.peacecorpsconne
Kicking off the month of March is Peace Corps Week. Peace Corps Week commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service.
This year, Peace Corps Week is February 25 to March 3, 2018. Since I live in Washington, DC, I will have numerous events to attend during the week. But, there will be events happening all over the country. Be sure to check with your local Peace Corps groups to see what’s going on this week and in the future.
Peace Corps has a profound impact on the communities it serves around the globe as well as on Volunteers themselves. The National Peace Corps Association’s advocacy work aims not only to maintain this impact but to grow it through the grassroots efforts of its members and groups.