2009.10.12: Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will host a photo exhibition starting at Simon's Coffee Shop in Cambridge's Porter Square

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Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will host a photo exhibition starting at Simon's Coffee Shop in Cambridge's Porter Square

Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will host a photo exhibition starting at Simon's Coffee Shop in Cambridge's Porter Square

The exhibition features finalists from the 2009 BARPCV photo-contest titled "Where Have You Been?" and includes photos from Senegal, Bulgaria, Fiji and Mongolia, among others. Join the group on Oct.19 from 7 9 p.m. as the winner of the contest is announced.

Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will host a photo exhibition starting at Simon's Coffee Shop in Cambridge's Porter Square

Porter Square coffee shop hosting Peace Corps photo exhibit

Wicked Local Cambridge
Posted Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:11 AM
Last update Oct 12, 2009 @ 12:38 PM
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In celebration of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2011, Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will host a photo exhibition starting at Simon's Coffee Shop in Cambridge's Porter Square.

The exhibition features finalists from the 2009 BARPCV photo-contest titled "Where Have You Been?" and includes photos from Senegal, Bulgaria, Fiji and Mongolia, among others. Join the group on Oct.19 from 7 9 p.m. as the winner of the contest is announced.

In 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship. The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:

1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.

2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.

3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Currently, there are over 7, 800 volunteers serving in over 70 countries worldwide. Since 1961, over 195,000 volunteers have served in 139 countries. BARPCV is a non-profit organization that supports volunteers that have finished their service and are living in the Boston area. BARPCV offers social events, career networking, community service events, along with opportunities to share the Peace Corps experience with schools and groups.




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