Peace Corps in the News: Archives
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Oldest Peace Corps Volunteer, 83, Teaches Respect – In Any Language
(Editor’s Note: Bruce Frankel was interviewed about Volunteering after the age of 50 on “Circles of Change” a radio show on 101.4 FM in ...
The Peace Corps and SIS – The Partnership Grows
Graduate students in our Peace Corps Fellows Program are immersed in projects in D.C. public schools and community organizations. Their classmates in the Master’s ...
Changing the World: Eight Kilobytes at a Time
Eight kilobytes. It’s about the size of the Google icon on its homepage. Minuscule by today’s computing standards, in 1973 it was the ram ...
Thailand: Feeding the Future
Brady Deaton crouched down as his bus passed through the barrier and police were drawing their guns. His ride had just passed through a ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Improves Youth Center in Paraguay
Peace Corps volunteer Sandra Rose Wildermuth of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is working with her community in Paraguay to renovate the local youth center, which ...
Retired teacher joins Peace Corps
A 65-year-old veteran teacher from Milton left for Africa this week for a two-year Peace Corps placement. This is Mary Ladabouche’s first trip outside ...
United States Peace Corps Leaves Bulgaria
Volunteers had a meeting at the US embassy with newly-accredited ambassador Marcie Ries on October 1 2012. The activities of the Peace Corps programmes ...
Potsdam man returns after spending two years in Africa with Peace Corps
POTSDAM – A 25-year-old Potsdam man recently returned from a two-year Peace Corps mission in West Africa, where he educated a small village on ...
Bulgaria; Chile; Kenya: Peace Corps Becomes a Family Tradition
Some things run in families—blue eyes, or dimples, or a streak of stubbornness—they are the physical and sometimes personality traits that make it easy ...
A ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience’ in Peru
It’s been a long, but rewarding two years for Ana Madrid. The Rio Rico native recently came back home after a two-year stint in ...
Ukraine: Scottsbluff Native to Teach in Ukraine
Never shake hands over the threshold of a door. It’s bad luck. That is just one of the many cultural idiosyncrasies Jordan Post will ...
Clinton: 'The world needs more Chris Stevenses'
President Obama calls U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who died during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a "courageous and exemplary representative of ...
US Peace Corps volunteers return to Nepal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — U.S. Peace Corps volunteers have returned to Nepal eight years after they left due to a communist insurgency. The U.S. Embassy ...
Celebrating 50 Years of Partnership
HISTORIC: The first group of Peace Corps Volunteers posted to Borneo landed in Kuching in 1962. FIFTY years ago, on August 23, a ...
Liberia: 44 New Peace Corps Sworn-in
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is proposing the introduction of a national service program that will run along with the Peace Corps Program as a means of ...
Burkina Faso: Peace Corps Helps Plant Crop Garden in Burkina Faso
Washington — Peace Corps volunteer Bilin Basu of Peoria, Illinois, is working with local farmers in Burkina Faso to plant a garden that will ...
Morocco: Wauwatosa Peace Corps Volunteer Wins 2nd in World Photo Contest
"A Wauwatosa native serving in the Peace Corps has won a second place award out of 500 entries in a worldwide photo contest judged by ...
Moroccan Moms Benefit from Maternal Health Revolution
"Peace Corps Contributions The country's campaign has also benefited from the longstanding presence of Peace Corps volunteers, who have been supporting maternal-related health care here ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Contribute to Sustainable Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
"For over 50 years, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 countries have worked to make communities around the world healthier and stronger. Volunteers ...
Good Works take woman from Trenton to Ethiopia
“Five years after graduating from Trenton Central High School, Jessica Mims is in Ethiopia, working to build an incinerator as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her ...
Taunton man volunteers with Peace Corps in South Africa
The following excerpt and video comes from the Taunton Daily Gazette and was originally published on July 12, 2012. “Kevin Crowninshield says his personal midlife ...
Cal Poly graduate fights for gender equality in Africa
The following excerpt and video comes from the The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and was originally published on July 8, 2012. “A Cal Poly ...
Metro columnist Dan Casey: Woman is improving lives halfway around the globe
The following excerpt comes from the The Roanoke Times and was originally published on July 5, 2012. “Natalie Mundy never dreamed that her Peace Corps ...
Jamaica: Volunteer Response to Adventure
“Dorothy Burrill, 73, is doing more than soaking up the sun in Jamaica. The former college-level teacher from Marion, Mass., is helping to develop an ...
CORPS BELIEFS: Local woman follows service tradition
The following excerpt comes from the My Journal Courier in Jacksonville, Illinois and was originally published on June 28, 2012. “For Jacksonville’s Joan Savage, Peace ...