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Let's Put the 'Peace' Back in Peace Corps

(7) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 3:08 PM

Sometimes a point can be so obvious that we all overlook it. Consider the Peace Corps.

Over the past five decades, we've become so accustomed to hearing the name that we can forget the importance of the first word: peace.

Within the Peace Corps community, we talk often about the...
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The Peace Corps: The Ultimate Resume-Booster

(2) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 10:41 AM

There has always been a connection between Peace Corps Volunteer service and jobs, although until recently that connection has been underappreciated.

The experience of 200,000 Volunteers provides compelling evidence that Peace Corps service helps individuals develop flexibility, empathy, cross-cultural and language skills, all of which are invaluable attributes for job-seekers...
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Let's Continue To Answer Sargent Shriver's Call To Serve

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 4:22 PM

As the Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary amidst cynicism from many Americans who
are often detached from the world around them, each of us can be inspired to serve and make a
difference by taking a moment to reflect on the contributions of Sargent Shriver.

On January,...

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Peace Corps: A Program for the 21st Century

(8) Comments | Posted March 1, 2011 | 10:35 AM

If the president proposed a program today that was cost-effective, inspired public service, trained Americans for 21st century jobs, strengthened our interests abroad, countered anti-American propaganda and had bipartisan support, we would consider it miraculous. Yet, we already have a program that does all those things. Today is the 50th...

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What Obama Should Say in the State of the Union

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 1:21 PM

Dear President Obama,

In a few days, you'll undertake a solemn constitutional obligation when you give your annual State of the Union address to Congress. It's an important speech, and I'm sure you have a lot of major issues you'll want to discuss.

So I'll make my request simple: Please...

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Promises to Keep

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 3:40 PM

Now is the Time to Realize the Promise of the Peace Corps

As we celebrate the Peace Corps heading into its 50th year and honor International Volunteer Day this Sunday, we must also recognize that despite significant contributions by more than 200,000 who have served as volunteers in 139 nations,...
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The Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary Celebration

(3) Comments | Posted October 13, 2010 | 9:00 AM

After years of planning, the 50th anniversary celebration is finally here!

One thing that is increasingly clear is that in order for this golden anniversary to be successful, it has to be about much more than celebrating the accomplishments of the past. Rather, this anniversary year needs to be about...
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The Third Goal Is Our First Goal

(5) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 11:39 AM

President John F. Kennedy articulated the enduring vision for what is known as the Peace Corps' Third Goal -- "to help promote ... a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the American people" -- when he suggested that, "The logic of the Peace Corps is that someday...

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