Without a much more robust effort to 'bring the world back home', I fear that the recent increases in funding that the Peace Corps has received and is projected to continue to receive will not be forthcoming.
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Starved for resources, the Peace Corps is a remnant of its once vibrant presence across the world. But on the eve of its 50th anniversary, there is a special opportunity to revive and strengthen it.
At a time when the job market is difficult and people are struggling to find jobs or even internships or volunteer opportunities, why is the Peace Corps now half the size it was in 1966?
Whatever programs lose their priority due to the current fiscal downturn/crisis, the Peace Corps simply must, be prioritized and fully funded. It's our most powerful message to the world.
At what should be the most promising moment for the organization in decades, the Peace Corps is at its most dangerous moment in its history.
Has he turned away from his most exalted ideals in an act of such spiritual malfeasance that it will condemn his administration?
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