The North Carolina 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 2017 winner is (drum roll, please) International Focus of Raleigh. IF presents the International Festival each year and sponsors many international exchange programs–it’s an organization clearly furthering the Third Goal of Peace Corps to promote international understanding.
IF also coordinates exchange programs bringing visitors chosen by U.S. embassies to the Triangle. These are current or rising leaders in government, politics, business, education, arts, media, the environment, and every other societal sector who come to our area to see and learn in their areas of expertise.
The winner receives a $1,000 donation from NCPCA plus a lovely Peace Prize vase which is handcrafted in Seagrove, North Carolina.
Please send questions about applying for the 2018 Peace Prize to the NCPCA Steering Committee.
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.
- 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