The Mission of NYCPCA is to serve returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the community by providing service to others and fostering appreciation of cultural diversity.
The purpose of NYCPCA is to be the alumni association for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in New York City and to continue to support the three goals of Peace Corps, with particular emphasis on the third goal.
Goal 1: To help the people of interested countries meet their need for trained men and women.
Goal 2: To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
Goal 3: To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
NYCPCA shall endeavor to:
Offer friendship and support and plan activities and programs for returned and future Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) which will enhance their active involvement and interest in internationalism on a personal and community level;
- Welcome recently-returned volunteers in their transition back to life in the U.S.;
- Share the experiences and knowledge of other countries and cultures gained by fellow RPCVs during their service with our community;
- Inform people in our community about the value and opportunities of Peace Corps service;
- Provide active support of cultural diversity and understanding of those individuals who come from other countries to our community;