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About Us

We are Madison, Wisconsin's Returned Peace Corps Volunteers group.

The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin – Madison group was formed in the 1970s as a social organization. Members found camaraderie in their shared experiences. Further, Peace Corps founders had given volunteers a mission: to return to their communities and use their experiences to create understanding among people. This is known as the Third Goal. As part of early community outreach, the group established a speakers’ bureau and created and taught lessons on Latin American and African culture in Madison schools.

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Our primary mission in creating and producing the International Calendar is to address the 3rd goal of the Peace Corps: to promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of US citizens.
 

RPCV MISSION STATEMENT

We are a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other individuals who promote Peace Corps ideals by:

  • supporting a social network for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
  • promoting cultural understanding and awareness of international issues
  • supporting the Peace Corps’ mission and active volunteers
  • collaborating and volunteering with non-profit organizations aligned with our goals
 

AWARDS

The Loret Miller Ruppe Award for Outstanding Community Service went to the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison twice:

  • 2015 for the ‘we all’ posters
  • 1994 for the International Calendar