Peace Corps in the News: Archives
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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 ...
Work That Matters
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois Many opportunities to serve other people -- such as through the Peace Corps, KnoxCorps, and careers in government -- are open ...
How Illinois State’s Peace Corps programs can change everything
Illinois State, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois Lloyd Banwart, M.S. ’12, uses data to make a difference. Whenever a private foundation or the U.S. ...
Mongolia: Fort Collins residents head to chilly Mongolia
Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colorado Three Fort Collins residents are about to think a Colorado winter is warm. Heidi Mayer, 23, Noah Peden, 23, and ...
Video: Keeping America’s Peace Corps tradition alive
The Cycle, MSNBC, Washington, D.C. NBC News’ Luke Russert discusses his personal connection to the Peace Corps program, and the program’s increasing importance in the ...
Salut, Balti: How One Peace Corps Volunteer is Helping Her Community Rethink Volunteering
Eagle Eye, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia Peace Corps volunteer Leah Kieff, 25, of Fairfax, Va., has been serving as a Community Development volunteer ...
Alumni aid Peace Corps cause
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan Traveling the world, 164 Oakland University alumni have dedicated their time and service to the Peace Corps in 70 different posts. ...
‘Cultivate Service,’ Peace Corps Acting Director Tells 2014 AUNE Graduates
Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire More than eight hundred participants attended commencement exercises, as Antioch University New England (AUNE) awarded degrees to one ...
Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times ...
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