Peace Corps in the News: Archives
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Pacifica Peace Corp volunteer reflects on service in Peru
This story originally appeared in The San Jose Mercury News Jamie Perez, who grew up in Pacifica, recently returned from Peru where she was stationed ...
Peace Corps celebrates a successful year of teaching English
The Tico Times, San Jose, Costa Rica “We started the Peace Corps TEFL program in 2010,” said Kevin R. Brown, an associate director for the ...
Peace Corps volunteer from Ross teaches ballet to girls in Costa Rica
Marin Independent Journal, Marin, California When Eve Solomon started volunteering for the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, she couldn't help but notice the young girls ...
Our 8 Favorite (Eye-Opening!) Quotes of 2014
Huffington Post Hessler-Radelet on the power of a single act: "Sometimes it may feel that despite our very best efforts, for example speaking up against ...
Global citizens in action: FIU turns out Peace Corps volunteers ready to save the world
FIU Magazine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida From Morocco to Tobago, FIU graduates have served the Peace Corps in more than 60 countries around the ...
Laughing, Dancing and Learning with Swazi Girls
Huffington Post Impact Serving in the Peace Corps is an interesting beast. The experience varies from one person to another, from one country to another, ...
Peace Corps unveils rankings: Calif., Vt., NYC lead way
USA Today There must be something in the maple syrup: Vermonters volunteered for the Peace Corps in larger proportion than any other state in 2014. ...
Ambassador Koran Swears in New Peace Corps Volunteers for Rwanda
allAfrica U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Donald W. Koran swore in 36 new Peace Corps Volunteers today at his residence in Kaciyru. These Volunteers, who will ...
Peoria native fights malaria in Africa
Your West Valley, Peoria, Arizona Peace Corps volunteer Geoffrey Prall of Peoria is combating malaria in Benin by increasing access to malaria testing and treatment ...
A Partnership for the Future of Global Health
Huffington Post Impact The sense of hope in the room was palpable as leaders from across government gathered at the White House to mark World ...
Dentist returns to practice after Peace COrps
The Gazette, Gaithersburg, Maryland Stuart Krohn knew that if he didn’t go when he did, he might never get the chance again. Krohn, 65, had ...
Seniors turn to Peace Corps after retirement
USA Today Bonita Osborn was 20 years old and planning her wedding on the day she heard President Kennedy's call for volunteers for the newly ...
USF Alumni travel the world via Peace Corps
USF Alumni travel the world via Peace Corps Botswana, Togo, Fiji, Peru and Mongolia are just some of the places where USF students have been ...
The Peace Corps Wants You, Boomers!
Next Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota Chances are, when you think of the Peace Corps, you imagine altruistic twentysomethings living in huts and toiling away to ...
More grads choosing Peace Corps after application process improves
The Red and Black, University of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia Not all recent University of Georgia graduates struggle to find jobs after college, according to updated ...
WKU graduate participates in 150-mile journey in Ethiopia
WKU News, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky For seven days, Maggie Wilder, a WKU graduate from Berea, traveled 150 miles through Ethiopia to talk ...
Peace Corps Director's Visit Highlights New Opportunities for YOU!
NPI Services, Costa Mesa, California NPI Services, Inc. Founder and President Judy Greenspon had a wonderful chat with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at ...
Peace Corps volunteers in Africa sworn in, report home
USF Health News, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida This summer, a record six COPH students left for training to serve abroad as Peace Corps ...
Returning Peace Corps volunteers assist at Lakeland School
The Baltimore Times, Baltimore, Maryland If Greg Couturier were channeling John F. Kennedy in speaking about the value of the Peace Corps, he probably didn’t ...
20 Peace Corps Runners on 150-Mile HIV/AIDS Trek in Ethiopia
POZ, New York City, New York Twenty Peace Corps runners started a 150-mile trek Friday, September 12, across the Tigray Region of Ethiopia to educate ...
Obama encourages employers to hire Peace Corps, AmeriCorps alumni
The Business Journals, Fresno, California President Barack Obama launched a new initiative to encourage employers to hire alumni of the Peace Corps and its domestic ...
Five alumni share tales from the Peace Corps
Green & Gold News, University of Alaska Since President Kennedy launched the Peace Corps in 1961, over 215,000 Americans have served as volunteers in 139 ...
CSULB Announces Two New Peace Corps Masters International Program
Long Beach Post, Long Beach, California Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) President Jane Conoley spoke ...
A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision of Vanilla
NPR, Washington, D.C. Madagascar-grown orchids produce most of the world's vanilla beans but vanilla extract isn't manufactured in-country. Former Peace Corps volunteers-turned-entrepreneurs Tim McCollum and ...
No More Coffee Runs: Two Years Of Service With The Peace Corps
Forbes Created in 1961 by former President John F. Kennedy, the United States Peace Corps holds an allure for many. While some might balk at the concept ...
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