Welcome to Peace Corps Iran Association!
Our Vision: Achieve and maintain cultural understanding and peaceful relations between the U.S. and Iran.
Our Mission: Building on the legacy of Peace Corps in Iran, Peace Corps Iran Association advances peace and understanding between Americans and Iranians through education, outreach, and advocacy.
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Available now, the PCIA anthology of 203 pages with over 48 stories and poems submitted by volunteers. Memories and Insights: Iran through the Eyes of Peace Corps Volunteers, is edited by John Krauskopf and published by the Peace Corps Iran Association. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit PCIA and help support PCIA activities, including the May 25-28, 2023 conference. To use PayPal or a credit card to place an online order, click here. To use a personal check please download and print this order form.
The death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s ‘Morality Police’ has reverberated in women-led protests across Iran calling for basic human rights. The Peace Corps Iran Association stands in support of Iranians as they raise their voices for “Woman, Life, Freedom”.
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PCIA Conference and Reunion at the University of Chicago, May 25 - 28, 2023.
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Peace Corps Iran Association (PCIA) is an organization of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Iran between 1962 and 1976, as well as Peace Corps Iran staff, trainers, family members, and all who are interested in the legacy of Peace Corps Iran. The values of Peace Corps turn on the premise that peace is not accomplished through force but through tolerance, understanding, and diplomacy. We at PCIA seek to extend these values to achieve peaceful solutions to the challenging relationship between Iran and the United States. We seek partners with similar values and missions, and we support our members in outreach.
PCIA’s activities fall into two broad categories: Researching, preserving, and disseminating the history of Peace Corps in Iran; and promoting mutual understanding between Americans and Iranians as groundwork for peace. Our outreach today includes "cultural diplomacy", which expands on traditional "Peace Corps" engagement; and "advocacy", which is directed toward national policy and legislation. We stand, in principle, for promotion of social justice and well-being of all people within and between countries.
You can find out more about our "Advocacy" and "Legacy" programs by following the specific tabs. We also publish three newsletters -- the KhabarNameh (three issues yearly). From the Field (a monthly report on Board and member activities), and the Advocacy Bulletin (political updates). Finally, learn about our biennial conferences, which are open to all and draw nationwide attendance.
We are a registered with IRS as a 501-c-3 nonprofit and our tax ID is 45-4989757.
We are an Affiliate of NPCA
We are an affiliate of National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 230,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging, and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of Peace Corps. Visit NPCA’s website to learn more.
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