FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, January 14, 2000
New Peace Corps Director Travels to Miami Monday to Send Off New Volunteers to El Salvador and Bolivia
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2000—New Peace Corps Director Mark Schneider, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador from 1966-68, will travel on Monday to Miami to send off two groups of volunteers going to El Salvador and Bolivia.
Schneider, who was sworn in as Director of the Peace Corps on Jan. 7, will speak on Monday to 49 volunteers, who will the next day for their two-year assignments. The 23 volunteers going to El Salvador will work to improve health and water sanitation there, while the 26 volunteers going to Bolivia will focus on environmental education and agriculture.
WHO: Peace Corps Director Mark Schneider
WHAT: Send-off of new volunteers to El Salvador and Bolivia
WHEN: 2 p.m., Monday, January 17
WHERE: Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay; Biscayne Boulevard and 16th Street; Stafford Room, Ballroom Level
Currently, more than 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers are working in 78 countries to bring clean water to communities, teach children, protect the environment, help start new businesses, and prevent the spread of AIDS. Since 1961, more than 155,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps.
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