It’s Peace Corps Week in the City of Goleta. The Council officially proclaimed February 26 through March 4th as the week to honor the important ways the Peace Corps have fostered connections and contributed to meaningful change – both in the United States and across the globe.
Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association Board Member Naomi Kovacs recently accepted the proclamation at the February 21st City Council Meeting.
The tradition started on March 1, 1961 when President John F. Kennedy first established the agency. During this week we honor the important ways the Peace Corps have fostered connections and contributed to meaningful change – both in the United States and across the globe.
Six decades after its founding and with over 240,000 American having served as volunteers, the Peace Corps remains committed to its ideals and its lasting legacy in the lives and communities of the people they reach, educated, and inspire.
Goleta City Council commends the Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association, the Los Angeles Regional Peace Corps, Office, and local Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for their roles in advancing the Peace Corps’ mission locally in Santa Barbara County.