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


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SBPCA is an official
member group of the
National Peace Corps Association

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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 Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association (SBPCA) is a network of returned Peace Corps Volunteers living in the Santa Barbara area. The group's purpose is to promote:

- understanding toward the diverse ethnic and culture groups around the world
- self-help among developing nations within a sound environmental framework
- projects for international peace and protection of human rights
- Peace Corps ideals and fellowship for our members

Save the Dates: Upcoming Events

"Schmooze & Renew Your Dues" Coffee

Saturday, May 21, 2016 (10:00am-12:00pm)
@ Goleta Coffee Company, 177 S. Turnpike Rd., Santa Barbara

Click here for more event info

June Event TBA
Check back soon!

4th of July Parade
Monday, July 4, 2016
Want to march with us in the parade?

Email us to let us know!

Click here for our EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS page

Click here for our LATEST NEWSLETTER


wine tasting

BBQ - group shot

Coffee gathering



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



July 4th Parade

RPCV panel

Beach clean up

RPCV Panel audience

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


Jeanmarie talking about Mini Grants

Happy Hour

4th of July Parade 2014













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