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Peace Corps Encore! Awarded Grants to Build Capacity

Peace Corps Encore! Awarded Grants to Build Capacity

Peace Corps Encore! Awarded Grants to Build Capacity

Peace Corps Encore! Awarded Grants to Build Capacity

Washington, DC -- Peace Corps Encore! has announced that The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The UPS Foundation have awarded grants of $25,000 and $150,000, respectively, to help build the new, non-profit organization's operating capacity.

Peace Corps Encore's mission is to return former Peace Corps Volunteers and staff members to short-term service (from three weeks to three months) in projects designed to match the volunteers' professional skills and experience with specific social needs.

"We are deeply indebted to The Kellogg and The UPS Foundations for their early, strong votes of confidence in Peace Corps Encore!" said chairman and CEO, Jerr Boschee. "The sooner we can build our capacity to help, the sooner our volunteers will be able to begin meeting the needs of people in the developing world."

The UPS Foundation grant runs for two years and is designed to help Peace Corps Encore! forge strategic partnerships with other NGOs, increase its talent pool to at least 2,000 volunteers (with 40 percent aged 55 years and older), and share best practices and lessons learned with other organizations.

Since debuting at the National Peace Corps Association biennial conference in Chicago last August, more than 600 volunteers from every generation of Peace Corps, from the 1960s to 2005, have joined the Peace Corps Encore! talent pool.

"We are confident that we can meet our goals," said Boschee. "There are almost 200,000 members of the Peace Corps family who understand virtually all of the world's cultures--from the village up--have a lifetime of solid professional expertise to offer, and, best of all, still want to serve."

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