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Peace Corps Park

 

Completion: Winter 2020

Cost: $7,500,000

Engagement with diverse peoples and communities, in the spirit of mutual respect and trust, is fundamental to the Peace Corps mission. Peace Corps Park will be an inspiring homage to the American ethos that motivated the creation of the Peace Corps. The commemorative will occupy a small, triangular, well-located National Park Service site visible from the National Mall and a short walk from the U.S. Capitol Building and Union Station. Its design is meant to inspire passers by to sit and reflect on what the world would be like if there were no borders and if every outstretched hand was a helping one. For generations to come, the Park will attract and inspire visitors of all ages from every corner of the globe.

 

In 2014, a bipartisan Act of Congress authorized the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to build a commemorative work in Washington, D.C., to recognize the historic significance of the Peace Corps and the enduring American ideals on which it was founded.

 

How You Can Help

 

Our overall goal for the Peace Corps Community Combined Campaign is $40 million, to be raised over five years, with some of the funds expended over ten years. The funds will be allocated on a timetable of needs in the following breakdown*:

$4,500,000 - Peace Corps Place

$11,000,000 - Peace Corps Community Center

$500,000 - Peace Corps Documentary

$7,500,000 - Peace Corps Park

$3,500,000 - Museum of the Peace Corps Experience

$10,000,000 - The Future Peace Corps Foundation


 
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