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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.


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

Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feeling fulfilled but "surreal"
Baltimore Sun
"A lot of people, when they think of the Peace Corps, they think of Latin America or Africa. But the Peace Corps is actually very active in Europe," especially in Eastern Europe, said Engel, 32, a Rodgers Forge native, who returned from Armenia last ...

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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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Through Peace Corps see the world and make a difference - WBIR-TV

Through Peace Corps see the world and make a difference
WBIR-TV
Wendy Syer still remembers a little bit of the language she learned in the Peace Corps in Malaysia 40 years ago. "Lots of ways to say hello. Selamat pagi is good morning," she said. Volunteering for the Peace Corps was her dream. "This is what I'm ...

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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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Around Crofton: Crofton resident returns from Peace Corps stint in Paraguay - CapitalGazette.com

Around Crofton: Crofton resident returns from Peace Corps stint in Paraguay
CapitalGazette.com
During her Peace Corps stint, 26-year-old Matney worked in the primary schools, teaching nutrition, dental health, and hygiene standards. She also led cooking classes to encourage healthier family meals as Paraguayan meals tend to include fried foods.

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Trail of Medical Missteps in a Peace Corps Death - New York Times

New York Times

Trail of Medical Missteps in a Peace Corps Death
New York Times
A Peace Corps spokeswoman called Mr. Castle's death, from a gastrointestinal illness, ?a tragic experience.? To examine its own conduct, the agency took the unusual step of engaging an outside American expert, whose report concluded that despite ...
Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over ... U.S. News & World Report
US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya NorthJersey.com
Amid rising insecurity, Peace Corps shuts down in Kenya Devex

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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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Peace Corps Volunteers Reluctant to Evacuate Despite Ebola Outbreak - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

Peace Corps Volunteers Reluctant to Evacuate Despite Ebola Outbreak
NBCNews.com
Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus expressed both nervousness and disappointment Thursday as they prepared to leave the villages and towns where they have lived for ...
Peace Corps removing volunteers amid Ebola outbreak Los Angeles Times
US Peace Corps volunteers exposed to Ebola CBS News
Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak NPR
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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 WGNtv.com

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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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