MAY 27, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EST
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to partner with National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) to host the Peace Corps community at a centennial commemoration of the birth of President Kennedy.
Since President Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, over 225,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in 141 countries around the world.
Peace Corps Volunteers embody core American values of cooperation, understanding, and peace. And beyond service, Volunteers return home to carry out the “Third Goal” of Peace Corps – to promote a better understanding of the countries in which they served. Whether as educators, entrepreneurs, humanitarian aid workers, public officials, community leaders, and fellow citizens, RPCVs continue to live by these ideals and share the cultures of their host countries with fellow Americans.
This special centennial event will celebrate the lasting legacy of President Kennedy and the enduring impact that Peace Corps Volunteers and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers continue to have at home and abroad.
We invite you to visit the museum and join us for a special afternoon program featuring reflections from those among the first Peace Corps Volunteers and those recently returning from service. More than 56 years after its founding, the ideals central to Peace Corps service are just as relevant and impactful as ever.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open to visitors
Free admission for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and former Peace Corps staff
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Peace Corps Then & Now
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Reception
National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is a nonprofit social impact organization founded and driven by the more than 225,000 individuals who share the Peace Corps experience. We champion lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals and advance Peace Corps-inspired initiatives.
Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) – one of National Peace Corps Association’s 164 affiliate groups – serves the Boston area with a mission of connecting and supporting RPCVs and carrying out the Third Goal of the Peace Corps, “to promote a better understanding of other people on the part of American people”.
In celebration of Peace Corps, NPCA and BARPCV are hosting additional events throughout the weekend. Please review the schedule below and follow the links to register separately.
Friday: Happy Hour – downtown Boston. Details TBD.
Sunday: Service Event – details TBD.
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