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Peace Corps

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.

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Turning 80 in the Peace Corps

“I had my 80th birthday in Ghana as a Volunteer!” exclaimed Dorothy Wooldridge, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who lived and worked in Ghana from 2009 to 2011. Wooldridge had nurtured a lifelong dream of joining the Peace Corps but circumstances didn’t allow her to pursue this dream […]

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These boots are made for working

There comes an unexpectedly poignant quote from the Hollywood classic “The House Bunny”: “Kindness is just love with its work boots on.” I recall watching this movie with my dear roommate (another City Year AmeriCorps Member), just having pried those Timberlands off my feet after yet another 12-plus-hour […]

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