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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.


Worthwhile challenges

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 […]


From a counterpart to an intern

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 […]

Storytellers gathering to share their travel experiences in Dallas on July 31.

Even the stories are bigger in Texas

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 […]


Grilling for Girls’ Education: Get involved!

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 […]


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