RALEIGH -- The Peace Corps held its 50th Anniversary Expo in Raleigh Saturday to showcase different programs the organization has to offer. It is one of nine events across the United States to highlight five decades of service.
The event's main goal was to encourage people to join the Peace Corps.
"We are hoping to get people inspired and re-engaged if they are not already engaged in the work of North Carolina Peace Corps Association or the National Peace Corps Association," said Anne Baker, the vice president of the National Peace Corps Association.
The National Peace Corps Association was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.