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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.


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 […]


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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