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Philippines or Bust...

Posted by Bud Askins on June 6, 2012 at 4:21pm 1 Comment

Count down to the Philippines has begun. I am only a day and a half away from my departure from Austin, Texas to the Republic of the Philippines for a six month assignment as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. It is a return trip for me. I was a…

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Once in a Lifetime Trip

Posted by Ronald Louis Peterson on May 6, 2012 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

I'm excited about returning to Ethiopia with more than 100 other RPCVs in September to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps first group in Ethiopia. Catching up with other RPCVs, meeting a former student and his family along with others…

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If you know a returned Peace Corps volunteer who has recently passed, please consider posting in this group to honor them and share the news with our community.
 
 

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National Peace Corps Association and Peace Corps Sign First Ever Long-term Agreement

National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) President Glenn Blumhorst  and Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the organizations’ mutual cooperation in support of Peace Corps’ mission and the Peace Corps community. The two organizations will work to implement initiatives that promote a better understanding among Americans of other people …

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RPCV Group Leaders Listen to Generational Perspectives

At Peace Corps Connect – Nashville last month, leaders of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) member groups gathered together in the Group Leaders Forum to learn how generational issues impact their work, and to drill down on group management best practices and challenges. We asked Kate Schachter (Ghana 2004-2007), RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison — with input from Will Spargur (Swaziland …

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DC Days with Harris Wofford Award Winner Dr. Surin Pitsuwan

“I said ‘me?’ They said, ‘yes, why not?’ So they helped me fill the form. I visited my family, and they talked with my parents.” Dr. Surin Pitsuwan — native of Nakhorn Sri Thammarat province in southern Thailand, former Secretary General for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and 2014 winner of the National …

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