DC Peace Corps
March 1, 1961 - JFK formed the Peace Corps
March 1, 2017 - Dustin accepted his first campaign contribution
March 1, 2019 - As Mayor, I'll officially form a local volunteer movement
March 1, 2020 - First Anniversary of the DC Peace Corps
March 1, 2021 - Second Anniversary of the DC Peace Corps
March 1, 2022 - Third Anniversary of the DC Peace Corps
Dustin “DC” Canter says he received his first campaign contribution on March 1, 2017. That same day in 1961, President John F. Kennedy formed the Peace Corps. So Canter, 33, was trying to do decide what he could do to give back to his city.
“I thought ‘What’s something similar in nature to forming the Peace Corps that I can do here in present day?’ And that’s being a volunteer leader for the city,” he says. “Is it serendipity that that first campaign contribution was the same day?” he asks rhetorically.
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