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As of October 2009, 351 Virginia residents are currently serving in the Peace Corps. More than 6,498 Virginia residents have served in the Peace Corps since 1961.


Peace Corps is family tradition for the Mangans - Washington Times

Peace Corps is family tradition for the Mangans
Washington Times
9 for his Peace Corps hitch. ?I was lucky enough, being five grades behind T.K., to see the impact he had on other people through (the Peace Corps),? Dan Mangan said. ?He made change for the better. This is an opportunity our government gives you to go ...

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A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla
NPR (blog)
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 Brett Beach, co-founders of the Brooklyn-based Mad [?]
Dina Nayeri on Keeping Up with Her Peace Corps Mom - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Dina Nayeri on Keeping Up with Her Peace Corps Mom
Wall Street Journal
TWO SUMMERS AGO, I saw a video of my 56-year-old mother zip-lining through a forest in Laos with a group of much younger fellow Peace Corps volunteers. In the video, she seems unaware that she's doing anything unusual; she calmly asks the instructor ...

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The Peace Corps' Awful Secret - Daily Beast

The Peace Corps' Awful Secret
Daily Beast
Since 2008, Peace Corps Inspector General Kathy Buller has led internal investigations that have led to 21 criminal convictions for crimes such as rape, attempted rape, abuse of minors, embezzlement, theft and possession of narcotics. She's a career ...

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Rowan University grad shares Peace Corps experience in Guinea, West Africa - The Star-Ledger

Rowan University grad shares Peace Corps experience in Guinea, West Africa
The Star-Ledger
Having turned down a job offer from General Mills in Vineland that came with a $70,000-a-year paycheck, Barb, a chemical engineering major, decided she wanted to accept a 27-month stint with the Peace Corps instead. Stationed in Guinea, West Africa ...

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Area couple leaves for two-year stint in Peace Corps - Joplin Globe

Area couple leaves for two-year stint in Peace Corps
Joplin Globe
Now, the two have embarked on a two-year stint serving in the Peace Corps in Colombia. They'll train teachers to teach English, taking the opportunity to see how other people live and to become new people. ?That to me is a very exciting prospect, and ...

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Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feeling fulfilled but "surreal" - Baltimore Sun

Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feeling fulfilled but "surreal"
Baltimore Sun
Conventional wisdom would say that Lauren Engel worked in an unconventional country as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia for the past 27 months. "A lot of people, when they think of the Peace Corps, they think of Latin America or Africa. But the Peace ...

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Post-Ebola, Peace Corps vows to return to West Africa - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Post-Ebola, Peace Corps vows to return to West Africa
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON ? The Ebola virus prompted the biggest evacuation in Peace Corps history last week when 340 volunteers were withdrawn from West Africa. But the agency's director vows that the program will return when the situation there is safe. "It was a ...
Peace Corps volunteer returns home after Ebola scare News10.net
Local Peace Corps Volunteer Evacuated From Ebola-Stricken West Africa CBS Local
Peace Corps volunteer forced to leave Africa due to Ebola outbreak is back in ... WLS-TV
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Photo Exhibit Reflects Peace Corps Experiences - Voice of America

Voice of America

Photo Exhibit Reflects Peace Corps Experiences
Voice of America
WASHINGTON?. Since 1961, hundreds of thousands of young Americans have been sent around the world as Peace Corps volunteers: teachers, community organizers? and friends. The program was the brainchild of President John F. Kennedy, but the ...

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Africa Ebola outbreak brings Chicago-area Peace Corps volunteers home - Chicago Tribune

Africa Ebola outbreak brings Chicago-area Peace Corps volunteers home
Chicago Tribune
Cullen Seaton, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, was halfway through his two-year tour in Guinea ? one of four African countries reporting deaths from the outbreak ? when he got notice from the Peace Corps that he'd have to pack up and ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Returns To Chicago Amid Ebola Fears CBS Local
Volunteers return to Chicago after Ebola evacuation in Africa CLTV

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