Peace Corps Training on Hawaii Island – A Chapter in Peace Corps History

February 6, 2017||Big Island: History and Culture


Between 1962 and 1971, over 7,000 young American Peace Corps volunteers spent time on the Big Island, which had been chosen as the training ground for volunteers assigned to Asia and the Pacific Islands. A heart-warming film about their experiences has recently been completed after 5 years in the making.

December 1, 2011||Agents: In the Community


Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration on Hawaii's Big Island 

It's no surprise that many Hawaii residents are among the 200,000 volunteers who have served in the Peace Corps. It is surprising, however, how many of us who've know each other for years didn't know the others had served until recently. Read More 

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September 7, 2011||Agents: In the Community, Big Island Communities: Events


SEPTEMBER 18: Festival and Parade Celebrates Peace - and Love - in Honokaa 

On Sunday, September 18, at 11 am, Honokaa's Mamane Street will become a moving stage of floats, dancers, martial artists, musical groups and marchers from all kinds of groups gathered to demonstrate unity in support of peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence. Read More 

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