Peace Corps Week

When

Sunday February 25th, 2018, 10:08am

Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States. The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service while at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.

Peace Corps Week commemorates President John F. 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. In 2018, UW was ranked the #1 producer of Peace Corps volunteers among colleges and universities.

Upcoming events:

FEBRUARY

27: Kiribati: Voices From the Last Generation. Film and panel on environmental issues in Peace Corps countries. 7:00 pmMarquee Theater, Union South

28: Peace Corps Advising. 11:00 am333 Ingraham Hall

28: Writing Center Workshop. Peace Corps Application/Reapplication Workshop: Writing the Résumé and Motivation Statement. 4:00 pm6172 Helen C. White Hall

MARCH

1: Open House at Peace Corps. It’s Peace Corps Week! 2:15 pm260 Bascom Hall

2: Peace Corps Walk-In Advising. Information, Q&A. 11:00 am252 Bascom Hall

3: Freeze for Food. 5K/10K Walk/Run. 11:30 am1602 Vilas Park Dr., Madison WI, ice skating shelter

7: Peace Corps Walk-In Advising. Information, Q&A. 11:00 am252 Bascom Hall

8: Peace Corps: The Federal Application Workshop. Peace Corps Application Workshop: Writing the Résumé and Motivation Statement. 4:00 pm3rd floor, 711 State St.

More information here.