What I am most passionate about my experience here is opening the eyes of my youth to the opportunities they have available to them. Much like my City Year experience, most of the kids here are victims of circumstance and just need someone to help them make the […]
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.
There are a large number of young professionals out there who wish they had been selected for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program. Being selected out of thousands is an opportunity to embrace, explore and use to inspire others. My participation in YALI exposed me to wonderful […]
On the one-year anniversary of the Employers of National Service initiative, Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Wendy Spencer explain why businesses should make an effort to hire individuals who have served in Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.
Time is a resource and every young person must contribute part of his or her resources to benefit the community. Volunteering is about giving your time to create positive change, working together to develop a healthy, vibrant community that is aware of its needs and wants. Back in my community in […]
It’s a little-known fact that most hipster trends were actually started by Peace Corps Volunteers. 1. Have you read it? Because we have. By candlelight. 2. We made “jorts” an international fashion trend. 3. The best filter is #nofilter. 4. Glasses are functional and fashionable. 5. My tiny house is tinier […]
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Story Slams are sweeping the nation! On July 31, the Peace Corps Southwest Regional Office, with assistance from the North Texas Returned Peace Corps Association, hosted an open mic travel story night. The concept of “The Road Less Traveled: Unforgettable Stories” is to bring […]
Taking care of your student loans while serving can be challenging, but here are four steps Volunteers can and should take to make it easier. Read this closely if you are planning to serve or are currently in service. Two major keys to managing your student loans are […]
We may not all speak the same language, but we can all appreciate a good beat.
Labor Day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate the back-to-school season than to support girls’ education! Globally, 62 million girls are not in school. Yet studies show that educated women are less likely to die in childbirth, they improve the health of their children and […]
“I believe it is undoubted that the Peace Corps program fosters an understanding between Africa and the United States, and it’s worthwhile. I’m very, very proud that many years after, we still have that partnership” – President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama […]