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Peace Corps, USAID Leaders Honor Global Volunteerism at GW Event

George Washington Today, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

From efforts to eliminate the spread of malaria, to providing clean drinking water and medical supplies, global volunteers have become the foot soldiers in the fight to end extreme poverty.

“Volunteers have a critical role to play in development,” Acting Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet said at “Volunteering for Development: Mobilizing for Global Impact,” a celebration and panel discussion held at the George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium on Tuesday.

The event celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Small Project Assistance (SPA) grant program, a partnership between the Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that has provided small grants for cross-continental volunteer development efforts.

Also honored were Peace Corps volunteers who won the SPA 30th anniversary photo contest for their striking documentation of communities abroad.

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