Curriculum & School to School Connection
Corps - World Wise Schools
Peace Corps global education resources for educators. Videos and accompanying
teacher guides, or pen pals with students around the globe help students
gain understanding of cultures and regions of the world.
The National Peace Corps Association's project for Global Education including
sharing a newsletter with the ASCD. A must read for classroom usable ideas
about global education.This education newsletter is a quarterly teacher resource from the global education networks of NPCA and ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).
World, Our World
Teaches Leadership, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution while engaging the
students (mostly in grades 4-7) in a Global Education assembly. Based
in Solana Beach, the program has presented to over 150,000 students in
Is a national education project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, dedicated
to helping teachers foster equity, respect and understanding in the classrooms
and beyond. Their materials for teachers are excellent. If you are not
already involved with them, this site is a must!
Character Education Partnership
A nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to
developing moral character and civic virtue in our nation's youth as one
means of creating a more compassionate and responsible society.
Finding, commending and publicizing people who stick their necks out for
the common good... to get others to follow their lead.
Source & Reference Sites
Global Schoolhouse, Global School Net
A fun filled site for parents, teachers and kids... very good ideas for
projects. GSH is already one of the most popular sites on the entire net.
Founded in Oceanside, CA, GSH has found an intelligent way to let the
internet carry the message.
PRB is dedicated to providing timely, objective information on U.S. and
international population trends.
Is an educational non-profit dedicated to informing young people about
the problems of increasing world population, and the complex interrelationships
between human numbers and the environmental, social and economic issues
Population --> Population Connection
The nation's largest grassroots organization concerned with the impacts
of rapid population growth and wasteful consumption.
and Conflict Resolution Sites
for Nonviolent Communication
The Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm (CNVC) is a global organization
whose vision is a world where all people are getting their needs met and
resolving their conflicts peacefully. In this vision, people are using
Nonviolent Communicationsm (NVC) to create and participate in networks
of worldwide life-serving systems in economics, education, justice, healthcare,
Communication: A Language of Compassion (book by Marshall Rosenberg,
published in Escondido, CA)
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a life-changing way of interacting
that facilitates the flow of communication needed to exchange information
and resolve differences peacefully. With its focus on human feelings
and needs, the practice of NVC emphasizes emotional intelligence over
intellectual analysis in expressing what’s going on in people. http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/
Institute of Peace
The mission of the United States Institute of Peace is to strengthen the
nation's capabilities to promote the peaceful resolution of international
of Florida Study Projects
Connects schools with Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Programs.
These projects resulted in the following curricular materials:
- Working Together
to Resolve Conflict curriculum (middle/junior high)
- Working Together
to Resolve Conflict peer mediation training manual (middle/junior high)
- Tools for Getting
Along (upper elementary)
- Take CHARGE!
Has developed over the past 15 years books, curriculums, and programs
to educate children about roots of conflict and violence: bullying. The
overall intent of the Atrium Society is to provide every child with the
essential materials and education to end the conflicts in their lives.
Over the years the Atrium Society has reached children all over the world
from Russia to Africa, and to Europe, Asia, and the America.
of Torture, International
Survivors of Torture, International
is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for survivors
of politically-motivated torture and their families who live in San Diego
County. Since 1997, SURVIVORS has helped more than 500 torture survivors
from more than 40 countries to recover from their traumas through a holistic
program including medical, dental, psychiatric, psychological, legal and
3: Bringing It All Back Home
for the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience
While the Peace Corp is very successful at fulfilling most of Kennedy’s
vision, the third goal of the mission—the promotion of a better
understanding of other peoples by Americans—continues to lag behind.
We need your help to realize the full potential of the Peace Corps Mission.As
a Retuned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), you have the background to help
us create theMuseum of the Peace Corps Experience. As the Peace Corps
enters its fifth decade, there is a wealth of stories that should be shared
with a wider audience. This proposed permanent museum will...
Assembled, published, distributed and sold by Returned PCVs of Wisconsin-Madison.
This yearly International Calendar project seeks to share Peace Corps
experiences with our home communities and to raise money for grassroots
projects in the countries where we served or in which we live. The
images of the Calendar will introduce you to the people who welcomed us
so warmly into their communities.
from August orward from:
Each month's-day has listings of cultural events
from throughout the world. More information about each month's-country (including recipes) can be accessed by clicking on the month's-picture moving across screen-bottom. Some previous years' calendars are available -- check the site.
World Through My Eyes
The World Through
My Eyes helps Mozambican children learn about and experiment with photography,
improving their chances of receiving scholarships at a university either
in Mozambique or abroad. It is a project put in place by RPCV Blake Schmidt
when he was a PCV in Mozambique in 2001-2003. Visit the site to find out
more about waht is being done. And check out the photographs for sale
to help raise money. Awesome Photos!!!
Peace Corps Times: Revised newsletter/magazine we recevied
as volunteers in the field. Available in electronic pdf downloadable format
The Peace Gallery presents images from around the world as seen through
the cameras of Peace Corps volunteers. Although the images show the amazing
diversity on our planet, they also show how similar we are to each other.
Corps Special Funds
Support global initiatives such as drinking water and sanitation, information and communication technology, and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. You may also be interested in learning about current Volunteer projects or supporting a specific country through Country Funds.https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.donatenow&keyword=SPF
PC Partnership Programs (selling over the internet)
Center -- A virtual crafts shop on the Internet, to provide
an overseas market for unemployed and under-employed Bulgarian artisans.
All credit cards accepted. Same-day shipment in most cases.. Also:
Peace Corps Bulgaria T-shirts and sweatshirts to benefit the Orphanage
Weaving Cooperative -- A project to equip a women's weaving
and sewing cooperative and provide jobs for up to 64 women in a severely
depressed rural community. See the website at:
Peace Corps Volunteers Memorial Project
Since the Peace Corps began in 1961, more than 170,000 Peace Corps Volunteers
have served in 137 countries. Of these dedicated men and women,
257 have sacrificed not only their energies and time, but also their lives
while pursuing the Peace Corps mission. They are remembered here
on this site, so that all may honor and celebrate their lives and service.
The Bookman is a global charitable organization based in San
Diego, California that supplies books free to anyone who asks. Operated
with all volunteer labor by Irwin Herman, the organization has given away
more than 7 million books to people across the US and in 42 other countries.
Corps Worldwide (used to be PC Writers)
Peace Corps Worldwide provides a virtual community, supplies resources and shares real stories from around the world to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their families and friends, and to all who share our belief that international understanding contributes to world at peace. To achieve these goals we have brought together a group of talented Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, former Peace Corps staff, and friends and family of PCVs and RPCVs who have volunteered to contribute their time and skills to create a social network where we will help each other in our careers and in our lives.
Submit a Story: Anniversary Story Project
A Peace Corps at 50 Project
Our goal is to collect and publish stories—in print and online—that capture the spirit of the Peace Corps. This site is our invitation to you—RPCVs, staff, and invisible others—to write up your memories and send them along. ... We will be looking for nonfiction stories that reflect the full range of experience in the Peace Corps, from the hilarious to the grim. On that continuum reside all the variations on the theme of dealing with the unfamiliar. ...
Stories submitted and used become the property of the project...
To date four books have been published out of this project and are available at Amazon and other stores:
One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Vol 1: Africa (Peace Corps at 50)
by Aaron Barlow (Togo, 1988–90), Jane Albritton (India, 1967–69)
Travelers' Tales, (Mar 1, 2011), 400 pages
Pbk $18.95 ($12.89)
||Gather the Fruit One by One: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Vol 2: The Americas (Peace Corps at 50)
by Bernie Alter (India, 67–69), Pat Alter (Paraguay, 70–72), eds.
Travelers Tales, (May 2011) 400 pages
Pbk $18.95 ($13.87)
||A Small Key Opens Big Doors: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Vol 3: Heart of Eurasia (Peace Corps at 50)
by Jay Chen, ed. (Kazakhstan, 2005–08)
Travelers' Tales, (October 2011) 352 pages
Pbk $18.95 ($12.37)
||Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Vol 4: Asia & Pacific (Peace Corps at 50)
by Jane Albritton (India 1967–69)
Travelers' Tales (October 25, 2011) 352 pages
Pbk $18.95 ($12.37)
Activities & Groups
Opportunities to Volunteer
Volunteer San Diego volunteers serve our community by
feeding the homeless, serving seniors, tutoring youth and cleaning beaches.
VSD (a 501 c3) also assists companies, schools and over 650 non-profits
in developing volunteer programs and cultivating community leaders.
• View their
calendar for SD volunteer opportunities.
• Download their Volunteer
Newsletter to find out more about the MANY ongoing activities and
for Humanity, International
• World Habitat Day:
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as annual World Habitat Day. In 2009, World Habitat Day was celebrated on October 5. On this day, we reaffirm that adequate shelter is a basic human right, and we focus on the housing conditions of cities and towns around the world.
• Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Projects
Through yearly volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat
builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner
(partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no
profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans.
Victor Villaseñor has spoken throughout the U.S. and Mexico. His
message is: we are one race, the "human race", una familia,
we are the power all over the globe, and recorded history, as we know
it, separates us and causes all of our confusions. He speaks from his
heart, and he reaches out to embrace everyone who sees him.
Snow Goose Thanksgiving: San Diego, CA: 1 pm Sunday before Thanksgiving
To celebrate life - La Vida - to honor Mother Earth, and to
practice world peace! ...if we really want peace and harmony on Earth,
then we need a day to rally around, a day of fun and joy. So let's take
our U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving and go global with it, inviting
all of God's children to join us on one day a year to give thanks for
all the good things we already have on Earth and then feast and make
merry with peace and harmony in our hearts and souls.
The PRC is a community clearinghouse of information on peace and social
justice issues and activities. By promoting networking among peace-related
organizations, offering nonviolent alternatives... Founded in 1980 by
six local organizations committed to peace, the Peace Resource Center
now has over 40 member organizations ... is guided by the principles of
nonviolence, tolerance, compassion and respect for diversity.
Volunteer Day -- World Volunteer Web
WorldVolunteerWeb.org is the global focal point for International Volunteer
Day (IVD), celebrated around the world every 5 December. Through the extensive
information systems, the WorldVolunteerWeb.org promotes volunteerism
while catalyzing partnerships between volunteer stakeholders from all
continents. Begun by a United Nations General Assembly resolution inviting “United Nations Volunteers to develop a global Internet volunteer
resource based on the International Year of Volunteers...”
Mother for Peace
Another Mother for Peace is a non-profit, non-partisan association whose
goal is to eliminate the use of war as a means of solving disputes between
nations, people and ideologies. To accomplish this, we seek to educate
citizens to take an active role in opposing war and building peace. Our
vision and motivation can be summed up in a single sentence:"War
is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things" Join us
in urging our elected representatives to pursue peace and turn away from
the use of violence to solve humankind's problems.
Check out their
home page for History, Mission Statement, Peace materials (the big yellow
poster is back!), Peace homework and quarterly newsletter
Cross-Cultural Solutions is a not-for-profit international volunteer organization
that operates volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana,
Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand. Participants work
side-by-side with local people, on locally designed and driven projects.
Our volunteer programs are designed to facilitate hands-on service and
cultural exchange in the aim of fostering cultural understanding.
Crossroad: World Volunteer, Internship & Mini-Adventure
• World Volunteer, Internship: Global
Crossroad offers many exciting volunteering opportunities to international
volunteers in marvelous countries, such as India, Nepal, China, Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Mongolia, Ghana, Combodia & Costa Rica.
World Mini-Adventure: The Global Crossroad's 2 week long
mini-adventure program will allow for you to blend your volunteer project
with a thrilling Global voyage in Nepal, India, China, Sri Lanka, Thailand,
Mongolia, Combodia, Ghana & Costa Rica.
The International People to People Movement
Development Aid from People to People was formed in 1977 in Denmark
as a response to the pressing need to improve conditions in the poor parts
of the world. The idea was simple - a simplicity that has characterised
the work of the organisation ever since: there are people in need, and
we have so much and can get hold of even more. So let us take some of
our surplus and transfer it to the needy. Several hundres of programs
in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Central America.
Consortium of leading international volunteer organizations, universities and colleges, corporations, and government agencies working collaboratively. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect. Offer information/connection for international: Jobs, Organizations, Volunteer Opportunities, Internships, Events, Programs, Resources, People.
Building Bridges Coalition
The Building Bridges Coalition (BBC) is a consortium of leading organizations working collaboratively to promote the field of international volunteering. We are a galvanizing force, a convening space, and the voice of our field. The BBC is a project of the Brookings Institution’s Initiative on International Volunteering and Service and is comprised of international volunteer organizations, corporations, universities and colleges, government agencies, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
Volunteer Groups Worldwide
Australian Volunteers International: Australia's largest and most experienced international volunteer sending
agency. Every year, we recruit, prepare and support hundredsds of Australians
who volunteer to live alongside people of other cultures and work towards
the sustainable developmetn of communities....
Volunteering: On the Australian Volunteers International site
a listing of 24 inernational volunteering oranizations.
|Of Archival Interest
Google and others have good listings of information sources and groups
working in relief world wide. Use the links in their list to investigate
individual groups and find more.
Web: An independent vehicle of information,
designed specifically to assist the international humanitarian community
in effective delivery of emergency assistance, ReliefWeb was launched
in October 1996 and is administered by the UN Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Tsunami Relief Page: List of live URLs to 30+ groups working
in relief as well as news about Tsunami Relief
Many good listings of information sources and groups working
in relief world wide. Use the links to investigate individual groups and
find more. Send us any new links you frind appropriate.
assembled September 3, 2005 (links may be outdated)
Peace Corps Volunteer Sites
Peace Corps' homepage with directories and links to its various parts
and related services. PC headqauarters, Jobs, Contracts, policies, links and more...
NEW: Peace Corps Times: newsletter/magazine we recevied
as volunteers in the field. Available in electronic pdf downloadable format
Peace Corps Association
• Peace Corps Connect: This is the national network of Peace Corps alumni and friends which carries
out the third goal of the Peace Corps - Bringing the World Back Home.
To experience the information of our world and ideas on immigration, environment,
and education as we discuss them among ourselves. Website is titled: Peace Corps Connect.
• Connected Peace Corps: Compaion website to PC Connect. It is described as: the place online for people who value the Peace Corps to reconnect and work together toward a more peaceful and prosperous world. Individuals may sign on and joinor build groups -- which reflect the affiliate groups of NPCA.
Response: Originally named Crisis Corps – is a Peace Corps program that mobilizes perons for challenging short term assignments (generally three
to six months in length) in various program areas around the world. It was historically only available to eligible returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Now it has been expanded to include Americans with at least 10 years of work experience and medical professionals.
Groups: Alumni & "Friends of" Groups
Listings of various groups of PCVs, RPCVs, etc.
on the NPCA website: more than 150 groups listed by country
of service, geographical region and nationwide interest .
Listed on PeaceCorpsOnline: RPCV's
sign themselves onto the listings by country of service available here.
Shriver Peaceworker Fellows Program: Support during graduate studies
Everyone who successfully completes Peace Corps service has a lifetime eligibility for the Peace Corps Fellows programs around the country. These are great programs that support RPCVs as they earn graduate degrees while engaging in service to our communities here at home. Our program, The Shriver Peaceworker Fellows Program, was founded by Sargent Shriver's family to continue his remarkable legacy of service leadership...
Links to all known Peace Corps related sites, quotes of the month, software
tips and whole lots more. Updated monthly!–
Corps Online [not
affiliated with PC/Washington]
news forum serving Returned Peace Corps Volunteers." Current articles,
news, stories, discussions, directories related to RPCVs and their concerns. Peace Corps Online is NOT AFFILIATED with Peace Corps/Washington.
Magazine, PC Library, RPCV Directory, post your views and responses
to a wide variety of issues relevenat to PC...
Corps Wiki [not
affiliated with PC/Washington]
Peace Corps Wiki is
a collaborative project whose goal is to create a free, interactive and
up-to-date source of information about serving as a volunteer with the
U.S. Peace Corps. Anyone is welcome to edit, add, or change any entry,
or start a new one.