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Past Peace Prize Recipients

Past Peace Prize Recipients

Year Recipient Featured Speaker
2022 H.E.A.R.T.S. 

Helping Each Adolescent Reach Their Spark (H.E.A.R.T.S.) works with parents as young as 13 to become more self-sufficient and gain equitable access to available resources and services. Since its inception in 2012, it has served more than 100 Black and Latinx pregnant and parenting teenagers.



Builds community and leadership through educational Spanish language and cultural immersion programs.

n/a (virtual ceremony due to pandemic)
2020 Anathoth Community Garden  

Witness for Peace Southeast

A politically independent, grassroots organization made up of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience.

Rob Christensen

Columnist for The News & Observer


Learning Outside

Gives children experiences in outdoors.

Gene Nichol Boyd

Tinsley Distinguished Professor University of North Carolina


International Focus

Hosts international exchange programs and sponsors annual International Festival in Raleigh

Tom Vitaglione

Adjunct Professor Department of Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. RPCV Malawi


The Refugee Center

Established to facilitate the transition of local refugees to a new life in our community by providing them services

Richard Harrill

Executive Director, Campus Y, University of North Carolina


Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County

Helps Hispanic community in understanding and communicating with English-speaking neighbors.

Barry Saunders

Columnist for the News & Observer


Community Empowerment Fund

Address systemic barriers faced by homeless and working poor.

Glenn Blumhorst

President National Peace Corps Association. RPCV Guatemala


4 the World

Collaborates with communities across the globe to solve health and educational needs

Matt Nash

Executive Director Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University. RPCV Romania


Achievement Academy

A free, non-profit school for students pursuing their GED. Changing Lives through Education.

Honorable Sarah Parker

Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. RPCV Turkey


Uniting NC

Envisions a state and a nation in which all people, including immigrants, have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, engage with their community, and fully contribute their talents – expanding prosperity & wellbeing for all

Dr. Jack Allison

Professor of Emergency Medical Care, College of Health & Human Sciences, Western Carolina University. RPCV Malawi


USCRI US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

For over 100 years advanced the rights and lives of those who have lost or left their homes.

Stephen R. Kelley

Diplomat in Residence Duke University


Source Force

Caring ministry for HIV/AIDS and cancer victims living at or below the poverty line.

Allison Prager

Master of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing candidate at West Virginia University. RPCV Lesotho


Nourish International

Nourish offers University of North Carolina students one of the most innovative and impactful student-led internship opportunities while focusing on student development and giving students autonomy in order to foster their growth as leaders.

Jody Olsen

The 20th Director of the Peace Corps. RPCV Tunisia

2007 None awarded  

My Sister’s House

Provides support services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Nash and Edgecombe counties

Honorable Sarah Parker

Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. RPCV Turkey

2005 Center for Participatory Change  
2004 High Country Amigos  
2003 Durham-San Ramon Sister Communities  
2002 El Centro Hispano  
2001 SEEDS South Easton Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces  
2000 Friends of Glenwood Library  
1999 Student Action with Farmworkers