The North Carolina Peace Corps Association’s Peace Prize recognizes a non-profit agency in the Tarheel state which promotes peace and cross-cultural understanding and shares the “helping others to help themselves” ideology of the Peace Corps. Our $1,000 cash prize can make a big difference to a small non-profit!
The winner also receives a commemorative Peace Prize vase which is handcrafted in Seagrove, North Carolina.
The winner of the 2018 Peace Prize is…
Learning Outside, of Carrboro, offers hands-on outdoor learning programs that provide children with what they really need: time spent outdoors learning, exploring and discovering in the natural world.
The non-profit organization gives children experiences in the outdoors that enhance their lives and learning, and that instill in them a love of the natural world and a lifelong commitment to stewardship. Serving individuals who do not have access to quality outdoor learning experiences is key to Learning Outside’s mission.
The February 25th Peace Prize ceremony was a resounding success and an inspiring celebration. On our official YouTube channel, you can find Gene Nichol’s keynote address and Wendy Banning’s acceptance speech, as Co-founder and Director of Learning outside. Additionally, you can view and download the text of Gene Nichol’s speech here.
In 1996, the Director of Latin American Affairs at the Carter Center, Bob Pastor, presented the first annual Peace Prize to Student Action with Farmworkers.
- 2017- International Focus
- 2016 – Refugee Support Center (RSC)
- 2015 – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County
- 2014 – Community Empowerment Fund
- 2013 – 4 the World
- 2012 – Achievement Academy of Durham
- 2011 – Uniting NC
- 2010 – USCRI US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants
- 2009 – Source Force
- 2008 – Nourish International
- 2007 – No award given
- 2006 – My Sisters House