Peace Corps Week 2007
Educate – Celebrate – Inspire - Serve
In 2007, we provided 16 school presenations, 135 RPCVs participated in the Fair, 300+ folks from the community learned about other cultures, and we cleaned ~75 bags of trash abandoned by migrants at a Pima County Park near Amado. All events were free and open to the public.
School Outreach: Mon and Tues Feb. 25-26
- Presentations were made in 16 local elementary, middle, high school and university classes by Returned Peace Corps volunteers about Peace Corps, the world, and service work
Peace Corps Fair: Wed Feb. 28, 4-7pm, Ballroom, Student Union
- Seventy-five international displays were hosted by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, including Fellows, faculty, staff, and RPCV's of Southern Arizona
- Mini-presentations about Peace Corps experiences from around the world were featured including Stephanie and Adam Springer on their experiences in Lesotho.
- Patricia Preciado Martin, noted Tucson author and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize, was introduced by Brooks Jeffery, and spoke of her recent visit to Belize.
- UA Campus Peace Corps recruiter, Steven Cole, and Shelley Clarke, from the LA Regional Office, spoke briefly and were on hand all evening meeting with potential applicants.
- Peace Corps Fellows/USA distributed information on the Fellows program.
- World music, salsa dancing, international refreshments, costumes, photographs and memories from around the world highlighted the evening.
Photo Exhibit on the Mall - West End: Wed. Feb. 28 - 10-2 pm
- World music, photographs, UA Campus recruiters
Community Service Project: Sat. March 3 - 8-1:30
- We teamed up with Humane Borders for a migrant trail cleanup at the Pima County Parks & Recreation's Marley Ranch near Amado. About 50 RPCV's and friends collected some 75 large bags of discarded items, filling an extra-large commercial dumpster.
Thank you to our 2007 donors!
Eller College of Management, School of Public Administration and Policy, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Graduate College, Department of Civil Engineering, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, Graduate and Professional Student Council, Corporate Partner's Program, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and U.S. Peace Corps. Through the generous support of these donors, we were able to expand our efforts and reach a record number of folks in the Tucson community.
Ben McDonald coordinated the 2007 Peace Corps Week.
Alina Campana designed graphics for the week.
Alyssa Rosemartin coordinated our fund-raising efforts.
Stephanie Springer provided countless hours and great advice.
We were delighted to have the support and participation of RPCV's of Southern Arizona!