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Our Mission

Mission Statement

The purposes of RPCVs of NENY are to promote and advance the Third Goal of the Peace Corps (the Third Goal of the Peace Corps aims to help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries); to exist as the Northeastern New York regional affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association and, as such, be the regional alumni association of returned Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and friends of Peace Corps; to provide information about Peace Corps to interested parties; to provide an organization for anyone interested in the mission and work of the Peace Corps, international development, and local volunteerism; to educate Americans about other countries and cultures and to facilitate cross-cultural exchanges; to support the Peace Corps and promote policies consistent with its mission and the group’s priorities; and engage in advocacy on local and global issues consistent with the group’s values and mission.

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We are an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).

NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 220,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of the Peace Corps. Visit NPCA to learn more