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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 Volunteers in Their Own Words - New York Times

Peace Corps Volunteers in Their Own Words
New York Times
The Peace Corps faces a number of challenges beyond the health care problems outlined in Sheryl Gay Stolberg's Times article as it works to remake itself in the modern era. To reflect the diversity of experiences in the Peace Corps, The Times asked ...

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US Pulls Peace Corps Volunteers From Kenya - ABC News

US Pulls Peace Corps Volunteers From Kenya
ABC News
A statement to The Associated Press from the State Department said that the Peace Corps "has been closely monitoring the security environment in Kenya ... and has decided to officially suspend the program in Kenya." The Peace Corps will monitor the ...

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Resident returns from Peace Corps stint - ThisWeekNews

ThisWeekNews

Resident returns from Peace Corps stint
ThisWeekNews
A month and a half after returning to the United States from Senegal, Peace Corps volunteer Karin Nordstrom said being back is bittersweet. The Canal Winchester resident spent the last two years in Senegal working to improve health care for local ...

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Peace Corps redesigns for modern times - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Peace Corps redesigns for modern times
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Maryellen Baverso thought in the summer of 2011 that she would be spending the next two years of her life in Africa. One month before her scheduled departure, a Peace Corps representative phoned her about a change of plans. The 26-year-old from ...

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Saving the world just got easier - Fortune

Saving the world just got easier
Fortune
Carrie Hessler-Radelet, who took over last month as head of the Peace Corps, thought so, too. ?The Peace Corps is a great brand, but we really needed to bring it into the 21st century,? she says. ?We're a great place for Millennials to start a career ...

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Raceland couple join Peace Corps - The Independent

Raceland couple join Peace Corps
The Independent
?When you are in the Peace Corps you are expected to live at the same level as the locals. They might live in brick houses, or they might live in huts made of grass and mud. They may have electric, they may not. It depends on the area you are sent to ...

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Peace Corps Wants You To Know Its Application Process No Longer Takes ... - Newsweek

Newsweek

Peace Corps Wants You To Know Its Application Process No Longer Takes ...
Newsweek
The Peace Corps, the 53-year-old volunteer organization that each year sends do-gooders abroad to carry out do-gooder tasks, is making some big changes. Or, perhaps, some brand re-strategization. Confronting a rapid decline in applications, which have ...
Facing declining applications, Peace Corps rethinks how to reach a new ... PBS NewsHour
Peace Corps tries to attract more millennials with shorter application, choice ... Red Alert Politics
A Shorter Peace Corps Application Could Mean More Vermont Volunteers My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
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In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes
NPR (blog)
In addition to being less cumbersome, the forms now allow prospective volunteers to express preferences about which of more than 60 countries they'd prefer to serve in. Throughout the Peace Corps' half-century history, volunteers have simply been sent ...
Peace Corps overhauls recruitment process USA TODAY
Peace Corps announces major changes to application process Washington Post
Peace Corps To Shorten Application Process, Let Volunteers Choose Location WBUR
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Peace Corps recruitment revamp: Has it confused the mission or ... - Devex

Peace Corps recruitment revamp: Has it confused the mission or ...
Devex
A Peace Corps volunteer teaching science class at a school in Malawi. Photo by: Peace Corps. Extensive reform to the Peace Corps' application process has met with pushback from returned volunteers who worry that the ease of the new system will dilute ...
Reigniting a Passion for International Service Huffington Post (blog)

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Nepalis Treat This Peace Corps Volunteer Like Justin Bieber - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Nepalis Treat This Peace Corps Volunteer Like Justin Bieber
NPR (blog)
I've been living in Nepal for 10 months now as a Peace Corps volunteer. In Peace Corps years, this means I'm a baby. Even after all this time I'm still in the very early planning stages of projects that I hope will improve health, food security, gender ...

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