Peace Corps in the News: Archives
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This Peace Corps volunteer helped discover a lizard unknown to science
This story originally appeared in The Washington Post. Being a member of the Peace Corps has its rewards. Getting to co-author a scientific paper isn't usually ...
Peace Corps sees 40-year high in applications for overseas program
This story originally appeared in The Washington Post. The U.S. Peace Corps last year saw its applications reach a 40-year high in response to an initiative ...
From the Peace Corps to public health at Emory
This story originally appeared in Emory University News Center. Neither Becca Egner nor Paul Fleming planned on a career in public health when they signed up ...
Why Job Candidates from Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Are Good for Business
This story originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Mission oriented. Globally minded. Proven leadership experience in complex, unpredictable environments. Exceptional intercultural skills. Adept at managing limited ...
Peace Corps director praises Vermont
This story originally appeared in Burlington Free Press. Lavishing praise on Vermont for its spirit of service, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet spoke Wednesday at the ...
Big Ten dominates a different kind of 'Top 25' ranking
This story originally appeared in Big Ten Network. Around this time of year, students, alumni and fans of Big Ten college football teams are abuzz about ...
Unofficial Peace Corps Cookbooks Offer Volunteers a Taste of Home
This story originally appeared in The Plate. The official Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook and the organization’s various country guides tell new volunteers how to do many ...
UW-Madison student, a Peace Corps alum, inspires his parents to suit up, too
This story originally appeared in Wisconsin State Journal. After Jeff Shaver survived a devastating fall in 2010, he and his wife reevaluated their lives. They felt ...
Former Peace Corps volunteers find new roles in Baltimore's immigration office
This story originally appeared in The Baltimore Sun. Confronted with a need to recruit culturally sensitive workers to help process 20,000 immigrant naturalizations a year in ...
Peace Corps Worldwide Director returns to where she served as a volunteer 32 years ago
This story originally appeared in Talamua Media & Publications. The Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet this week returned, for the first time, to Leulumoega where she ...
The Peace Corps Trail: From Wind River to Morocco
This story originally appeared in Indian Country Today Media Network. When asked why I joined the Peace Corps, I don’t really have a great answer. I ...
The Peace Corps wants ... baby boomers?
This story originally appeared in NPR Marketplace. According to the U.S. Peace Corps, 7 percent of its 6,818 volunteers are over the age of 50, and ...
Peace Corps volunteer employs the adaptability she developed as a military brat
This story originally appeared in Stars and Stripes. On Mother’s Day, Sheila and Randy Sellers were in an airport en route to Africa. Between PCS assignments ...
Shalin Shah's Last Wish Is That People Treasure Life And See All The Sunsets
This story originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Shalin Shah was a recent college graduate and new Peace Corps volunteer when doctors discovered a rare ...
An interview with Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of the Peace
This story originally appeared in TransitionsAbroad.com. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is the fourth generation of her family to have served in the Peace Corps. Hessler-Radelet ...
Volunteer-sending organizations call for measurement mechanism embedded in SDGs
This article originally appear in Devex. The role of data is dominating conference room conversations in global development hubs and influencing the work of teams ...
Building the Obamas’ Legacy: Expanding the Peace Corps to Advance Girls’ Education
This story originally appeared in The Council on Foreign Relations. “When girls get educated—when they learn to read and write and think—that gives them the ...
FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s Asian trip promotes ‘Let Girls Learn’ education program
This story originally appeared in the Youth Health Magazine During her first visit to Japan, First Lady of the United Staes (FLOTUS) Michelle Obama promoted ...
Michelle Obama Urges Cambodian Students to Finish Education
This story originally appeared in NBC’s Today Show Michelle Obama on Saturday urged Cambodian students to finish their education, follow their dreams and speak up ...
Peace Corps trip serves as eye-opener for Travnicek
This story originally appeared in Columbus Telegram When Leah Travnicek decided to travel overseas, she really took the plunge. She wasn’t going to just spend ...
US 1st Lady visits Japan to showcase girls’ education aid
This story originally appeared in Associated Press TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is visiting Japan and Cambodia, who are among Asia's richest ...
Rotary and Peace Corps Find Renewed Relevance With Older Volunteers
This story originally appeared in The New York Times THREE years ago, Douglas Crumley sold his financial planning practice in Fair Oaks, Calif., and he ...
Valley Center Peace Corps volunteer organizes Mongolia Special Olympics games
This story originally appeared in Valley Road Runner A Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia, Busacca is a man on a mission. "There is a lack ...
Peace Corps celebrates 54th year
This story originally appeared in FOX 9 The Peace Corps is celebrating its 54th anniversary this week. A celebration was held Saturday at the new ...
Wondering what to do after graduation? The White House has a new idea
This story originally appeared in Teen Vogue If you haven't yet figured out what you want to do with your life—well, you're not alone. Thankfully, ...
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