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
The Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association (SBPCA) is a network
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
- projects for international peace and protection of human rights
- Peace Corps ideals and fellowship for our members
The Holidays are upon us! Why not give gifts that keep on giving this season? By buying SBPCA items, you not only get really cool stuff to give your friends, family, and fellow RPCVs for birthdays, holidays, special occasions, or just to let them know you're thinking about them ...you also help fund our Mini
remarks at the University of Michigan Commencement on 5/1/10,
President Obama called Peace Corps, "one of the most
service projects in American history." He also highlighted
President Kennedy's speech at the University 50 years ago that led
the creation of Peace Corps and spoke about the importance of serving.
here to watch Obama's speech or to read the transcript )
(Obama starts at 1 min 40 sec; his comments re: Peace Corps start
at 28 min 30 sec)
Ranks #1 By Far as the
2010 Top Peace Corps Recruiting State!
On the cusp
of Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary in 2011, Peace Corps announced
the top Peace Corps volunteer-producing states & metropolitan
areas. More Americans are serving as Peace Corps volunteers today
than any other time in the last 40 years, and many new metropolitan
areas topped the list. To read more, click
Corps Ranking Up There!
ranks 8th as Best Place to Launch a Career according
to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. This is the 5th year in a row Peace
Corps has ranked
in the top 100 in the annual survey of college students. Employers
have observed that
recent grads are globally minded and that grassroots international
Peace Corps Volunteers attractive job candidates when they return
(To read more, click
has also been named one of the Federal Government's "Best Places To Work"
(To read more, click
Peace Corps experiences from around the globe
Kennedy asking University of Michigan students to dedicate 2 years
of their lives (listen) Kennedy
press conference on signing EO#10924 establishing the Peace Corps (listen)
Kennedy speaking to the very first group of Peace Corps Volunteers