Philadelphia Area Peace Corps Association
Peace Corps Week Happy Hour and Write Your Reps Event!
A great group came out on Wednesday, March 1st for our monthly Happy Hour with an advocacy twist!
Peace Corps Week Service Event at Grow Philly Farm!
We had a hearty group of RPCVs brave the cold, windy weather to help the Grow Philly farm get ready for spring planting. Volunteers helped mulch rows and top off the growing mounds with fresh dirt. RPCVs joined volunteers from the Burmese Karen community who benefit from the gardens. We wrapped it up with some pizza in the hoop tent which was the warmest place to be found.
Peace Corps Week Story Slam at the Free Library
RPCVs gathered to kick off Peace Corps week on February 26th with some storytelling Peace Corps style. Stories were shared about how host country nationals show hospitality. Some were funny, some were moving, and some brought us right back to our own service. Thank you to all of those who shared their stories and those who just came out to listen.
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.
Peace Corps Week in Philadelphia provided an opportunity for many RPCVs to celebrate their service with a variety of events. Below are some photos of the fun!