Peace Corps in the News: Archives
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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, ...
Glens Falls graduate is teaching English in Uganda
This story originally appeared in Post-Star Kelsey Sabo will spend the next two years living without electricity or running water. “All of my norms have ...
7 Reasons Why Peace Corps Volunteers Make the Best Startup Workers
This story originally appeared in Startup Institute There are currently 6,818 active United States Peace Corps volunteers, meaning approximately half of these people will return ...
For Ann and John Sayles, retirement starts with the Peace Corps
This story originally appeared in Capital Times Spending two years in the world's poorest country might not be the way most of us would start ...
D.C. area universities among top providers of Peace Corps volunteers
This story originally appeared in The Washington Post Three Washington area universities were among the top providers of volunteers for the Peace Corps this year, ...
Washington state leads in Peace Corps rankings
This story originally appeared in USA Today The state of Washington is well on its way to becoming known for one of the nation's top ...
Peace Corps Director opens up on faith, development and changes in the Peace Corps
This story originally appeared in Chimes The director of the Peace Corps, the United States government’s international volunteer program, spoke last week to students and ...
Peace Corps worker starting exchange program in Kosovo
This story originally appeared in Argus Leader As a self-described “South Dakotan through and through,” Anna Lena Wonnenberg’s world view exploded when she was 11 ...
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, ...
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