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Peace Corps hosting Global Expo

Posted 9/7/12

PROVIDENCE – The Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association, the nonprofit organization that supports Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps Community, will host The Third Global Expo: Building Global Communities in Providence on Sept. 22.

The event is one of four being held across the country this summer to showcase the Peace Corps experience and is free to attend.

The expos are designed to promote the third part of the Peace Corps’ mission: bring the world back home. There will be information and exhibits about countries where Peace Corps volunteers have served as well as discussions about the experiences and projects of individual volunteers.

The expo will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sabin Street.

The expo also will showcase ways that educators and Return Peace Corps Volunteers can share their experience in the classroom and community.

“If there’s one thing that every Peace Corps volunteer brings back with them, it’s the stories,” said Anne Baker, vice president of the National Peace Corps Association, in a statement. “No matter where they served, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers have a lot of interesting things to tell about their time overseas.”

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