Peace Corps in the News: Archives
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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 ...
Peace Corps swears in new chief, hints at further recruitment reform
Devex, Washington, D.C. Hessler-Radelet, appointed deputy director in 2010, has since spearheaded one of the most extensive reform efforts the Peace Corps has ever undertaken ...
Malawi: Search For Daughter’s Liver Donor Thrust Charlie Fiske Into A Lifetime Of Service
WBUR, Boston, Massachusetts Ever since his infant daughter Jamie was given a second chance to live more than 30 years ago, Charlie Fiske, formerly of ...
From the Philippines to the Pacific Northwest – Working with Communities for Environmental Protection: A Return Peace Corps Volunteer’s Story
EPA’s It’s Our Environment, Washington, D.C. My Peace Corps site assignment was not what I would have conjured in my mind as a kid, dreaming ...
Newington native making a difference overseas in Paraguay
Newington Town Crier, Newington, Connecticut As students in Newington High School’s Class of 2014 are propelled into the world this week each will have their ...
10 Things I wish I knew Before Joining the Peace Corps
Huffington Post For anyone perusing the endless opportunities for volunteering abroad, committing to serving two years in the Peace Corps has probably crossed your mind. In ...
ENTRE COMALES: MY LIFE AS A PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER IN THE LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING
News Leader, Kent, Ohio Since August 2013, I've been living in San Juan Comalapa, a Guatemalan municipality of about 50,000 in the department of Chimaltenango. ...
The view from Cameroon
Door County Advocate, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Clare MacMillen is a 2009 graduate of Sevastopol High School who graduated in 2013 from Macalester College in St. ...
Peace Corps Casts Wider Net For Recruitment With Faith-Based Organizations
WDET, Detroit, Michigan United States Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is in Detroit today to speak to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. As part ...
Shared state, common mission for NH Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal
New Hampshire Sunday News, Manchester, New Hampshire In a hilly region of the South Asian nation of Nepal, 24 Americans are a little more than ...
Peace Corps Partners with Alpha Phi Alpha to Promote Service in the African American Community
Café Mocha Radio The Peace Corps and Alpha Phi Alpha – the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity for African Americans announced on Friday, May 23, 2014 ...