Today's Peace Corps is creating a new generation of leaders that will make America stronger at home and across the globe. Meet some of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who credit their Peace Corps experience with helping them develop the skills, resolve and ingenuity to chart their own course and inspire change.
Spotlight on Returned Peace Corps Volunteers:
A social entrepreneur, who, after serving in Lesotho, founded a scalable, fair-trading candle-making social venture that empowers women in war-torn regions. For her efforts, Siiri Morley was recently named to Fast Company's "League of Extraordinary Women."
An advocate, who volunteered in Niger, Mark Seaman now directs development and communications efforts for Philadelphiaís FIGHT, southeaster Pennsylvania's largest HIV/AIDS service organization.
After his service in Niger, Joe Green founded a company that makes plates and bowls from fallen areca palm frondsósteam pressed without adhesives or additivesóthat are sturdier than paper, natural, and 100 percent compostable.
Evan Wolfson, a former teacher in Togo, is a civil rights attorney and founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that works for marriage equality at the national and state levels, as well as to improve public approval of marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Last updated Nov 20 2013