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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 in Cuba? You Heard It Here First - Huffington Post
Peace Corps in Cuba? You Heard It Here FirstHuffington PostThe Peace Corps in Cuba seems like an oxymoron. Yet, after the new rapprochement between Washington and Havana, it's an idea that deserves serious future consideration. The Peace Corps already serves in former Soviet bloc countries and also sends ...and more »
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Ebola scare puts a cap on Peace Corps adventure - Norman Transcript
Ebola scare puts a cap on Peace Corps adventureNorman TranscriptThe 2012 OU anthropology graduate sought the Peace Corps experience before starting law school and a career in human rights and civil rights law. It was a year-long wait while her application was being considered. "I applied but was told that they ...
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Operate Within Your Mandate, Haruna Tasks Peace Corps - AllAfrica.com
Operate Within Your Mandate, Haruna Tasks Peace CorpsAllAfrica.comAbuja ? The Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna, has charged the Peace Corps of Nigeria to ensure that its daily operations fall within the mandate for which it was established. Haruna gave the advice recently in Yola, Adamawa State, when a ...
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How the Peace Corps continues to fight Ebola - wwlp.com
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How the Peace Corps continues to fight Ebolawwlp.comEditor's Note: Eric Christian Duncan is Peace Corps' Acting Country Director in Liberia. Since the Ebola outbreak, he has focused his time on coordinating efforts with CDC staff, debriefing CDC-Peace Corps teams, and supporting teams in the field ...and more »
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Peace Corps worker from Westborough dies in Namibia - Boston Globe
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Peace Corps worker from Westborough dies in NamibiaBoston GlobeThe body of a Westborough man who worked in Namibia for the Peace Corps has been recovered from a river in the north of that African country. John Petersen, 24, drowned at the Epupa Falls on Dec. 31, according to Namibian media reports. His body was ...Peace Corps volunteer from Westboro dies in swimming accident in Namibia Worcester TelegramWestborough Native, Peace Corps Volunteer Dies in Swimming Accident Patch.comPeace corps volunteer dies in swimming accident in Namibia U-T San Diegoall 69 news articles »
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Peace Corps teams up with Law School for fellowship program - UH System Current News
UH System Current News
Peace Corps teams up with Law School for fellowship programUH System Current NewsThe Peace Corps has announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in partnership with the University of Hawai'i at M?noa's William S. Richardson School of Law. The program will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace ...UH law school, Peace Corps to launch fellowship program The University of Hawaii Kaleoall 2 news articles »
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A view from Liberia: Peace Corps fights Ebola - KSPR
A view from Liberia: Peace Corps fights EbolaKSPRMany of the CDC experts arriving to combat the epidemic had never set foot in Africa, so those of us in the Peace Corps used our good standing in Liberian communities to assist the CDC in getting prevention and treatment messages to the most effective ...
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Peace Corps Seeking a Few Good Boomers - Fox Business
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Peace Corps Seeking a Few Good BoomersFox BusinessThe Peace Corps and Baby Boomers have something in common: age. The Peace Corp will celebrate its 54thanniversary in March this year. Today, about 7% of the program's volunteers are 50 or older. ?I'd like it to be closer to 15 percent? said Peace Corps ...
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Valley Stars: Peace Corps volunteer headed to South Pacific - Contra Costa Times
Valley Stars: Peace Corps volunteer headed to South PacificContra Costa TimesLocal Peace Corps Volunteer Leaving for Vanuatu: Nicole Proctor has been accepted into the Peace Corps and is departing for the Republic of Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, to begin preservice training as a Peace Corps ...and more »
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The war came to me: From U.S. Peace Corps to Ukraine conflict reporter - Mashable
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The war came to me: From U.S. Peace Corps to Ukraine conflict reporterMashableIn the days before gunmen and roadblocks, I rode a bicycle down these streets. But the fires and the soldiers I see now get in the way of my memories and make it impossible to see this place as it once appeared. In this gritty mining town, I practiced ...and more »
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