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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.


Former Peace Corps Volunteer Sues over Malaria Drug - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Former Peace Corps Volunteer Sues over Malaria DrugWall Street Journal (blog)Sara Thompson sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night and finds her balance has left her. She stumbles to the kitchen. Or to the bathroom. She suffers spells of dizziness when she tilts her head just so, and sometimes for no reason at all.
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ASU joins national program to help AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni find jobs - Downtown Devil
Downtown Devil
ASU joins national program to help AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni find jobsDowntown Devil?We're asking employers to, on their job announcements, put 'Peace Corps, AmeriCorps alums encouraged to apply,'? Spencer said. ?Maybe go so far as to put a box on the application that says 'have you served in the Peace Corp or AmeriCorps? Please ...New Public Service Academy at ASU promotes leadership, collaboration Arizona State Universityall 2 news articles »
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SSU hosting Peace Corps informational sessions - The Independent
SSU hosting Peace Corps informational sessionsThe IndependentAccompanying Sylvester's presentation, SSU's International Service and Peace Corps Prep Program coordinator, Tracey Henderson, will identify feasible methods of preparing for the program. Like her co-presenter, Henderson will draw upon her experience ...
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Rotary and Peace Corps Find Relevance With Retirees - New York Times
New York Times
Rotary and Peace Corps Find Relevance With RetireesNew York TimesLike Rotary, the Peace Corps is also working to enlist older American volunteers. The corps, established in 1961 by an executive order signed by President John F. Kennedy, is still predominantly a younger person's game, but 7 percent of its volunteers ...What Is The Peace Corps? Uloop Newsall 4 news articles »
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'Like the Peace Corps, but we carry weapons': Unit helps rebuild Kosovo, end ... - Richmond.com
Richmond.com
'Like the Peace Corps, but we carry weapons': Unit helps rebuild Kosovo, end ...Richmond.comGary Beard's civil affairs unit is helping rebuild Kosovo while breaking down the enmity between its Albanian and Serbian communities: "We're like the Peace Corps, but we carry weapons." * * *. Assassinations, bombings and violent demonstrations have ...and more »
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Peace Corps evacuates Jordan, its last Mideast presence - CBS News
CBS News
Peace Corps evacuates Jordan, its last Mideast presenceCBS NewsAMMAN, Jordan - The U.S. Peace Corps said it is temporarily suspending its program in Jordan because of the "regional environment," highlighting growing security concerns among some foreigners after Jordan raised its profile in the battle against ...The US Peace Corps Has Suspended Operations in Jordan TIMEPeace Corps Pulls Volunteers From Jordan Due to 'Regional Environment' NBCNews.comPeace Corps temporarily suspends its program in Jordan Yahoo News Voice of America  - Al-Bawabaall 88 news articles »
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Peace Corps Suspends Program in Jordan - New York Times
Peace Corps Suspends Program in JordanNew York TimesThe Peace Corps has temporarily suspended its volunteer program in Jordan because of regional instability, officials said. All 37 volunteers have left Jordan amid turmoil and terrorism in neighboring countries, Samir Dahshan, safety and security ...
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Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn' - NPR (blog)
NPR (blog)
Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'NPR (blog)And so Obama is turning to an American institution uniquely positioned to work at the grassroots level: the Peace Corps. With nearly 7,000 volunteers across 60 countries, the Peace Corps is already tightly embedded in the communities it serves. Under ...White House-Peace Corps partnership aims to 'Let Girls Learn' across the globe MassLive.com#LetGirlsLearn: New White House and Peace Corps Initiative Yahoo NewsFirst Lady, Peace Corps Focus on Improving Girls' Education Kansas City infoZineall 237 news articles »
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Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Students Weather Horrendous Storms - Michigan Tech News
Michigan Tech News
Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Students Weather Horrendous StormsMichigan Tech NewsWeather disasters rarely hit the Upper Peninsula. Snow falls in abundance, sure, but it's nothing compared to the devastation many others have faced due to Mother Nature. Two Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) students at Michigan Tech have ...
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Building the Obamas' Legacy: Expanding the Peace Corps to Advance Girls ... - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Building the Obamas' Legacy: Expanding the Peace Corps to Advance Girls ...Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Beyond repackaging and rebranding, the White House also added 650 new Peace Corps volunteer positions specifically tasked to work on girls' education. At nearly 10 percent of the Peace Corps' current size, these new volunteers are not insignificant.
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