Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association
Serving the Community and Peace Corps Volunteers around the world


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Peace Corps Journals

Follow Peace Corps Volunteers' blogs around the world; learn about their experiences and see their photos & videos, including these UCSB grads:

C.J. Cintas in Senegal
Sonia Morhange in Rwanda
Jennifer Deangelis in Albania
Ben Vuong in Madagascar
Elizabeth Vaughan in Uganda


Photo of Sargent Shriver

"The Peace Corps represents
some, if not all, of the best
virtues in this society. It
stands for everything that
America has ever stood for.
It stands for everything we
believe in and hope to achieve in the world."

- Sargent Shriver
Founding Director of the
Peace Corps



The purpose of the Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association is:

  • To educate the public regarding the U.S. Peace Corps and the work of current and former Peace Corps Volunteers in various countries around the world;
  • To educate the public about those countries and their peoples;
  • To promote a better understanding of different cultures around the world;
  • To serve as a resource to prospective, current, former, and future Peace Corps Volunteers
  • To promote the ideals of the Peace Corps;
  • To engage in community service in Santa Barbara County; and
  • To engage in other relevant activities.

Save the Dates: Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting & Potluck Brunch
Saturday, February 25, 2017 (11am-2pm)
@ 900 Jimeno Rd., Santa Barbara
Click here for details


BOS Resolution image

Board of Supervisors Resolution
for Peace Corps Week
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (~9am)
@ Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara
Click here for details


Peace Corps Week Event

Peace Corps Week Event:
Highlighting Hospitality Story Slam
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (4-6pm)
@ UCSB, Bren Hall 4016, Santa Barbara
Click here for details

Events & Announcements

Current Newsletter
February 9, 2017
but see following edition for an event update/clarification

Current Newsletter
February 10, 2017
just includes an update/clarification for the Peace Corps Week event


wine tasting


BBQ - group shot


Coffee gathering


July 4th Parade


RPCV panel


Beach clean up


RPCV Panel audience



News to Note

UCSB Peace Corps Rank Rises
Read the 2/25/16 Daily Nexus article

Peace Corps Announces Historic Changes to Application Process
Read the news release issued by the Peace Corps

President Obama Encourages Americans
to Serve in the Peace Corps


Peace Corps News Releases
Read the lastest news releases issued by the Peace Corps



Jeanmarie talking about Mini Grants


Happy Hour


4th of July Parade 2014


Watch Peace Corps experiences & impacts from around the globe

Click here to see videos from the Peace Corps Legacy Project

Videos from Volunteers in the field:


Peace Corps beginnings...

History of the Peace Corps: click here (and click through the boxes numbered 1-6) or click here
President Kennedy's Executive Order #10924, establishing the Peace Corps: click here




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Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association
P.O. Box 91406
Santa Barbara, CA 93190