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  • Peace Corps Worldwide is an online community and resource for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their friends and families, and all who share a desire for international understanding. Peace Corps Worldwide is in no way associated with the Peace Corps or the National Peace Corps Association.

Today NYTIMES Morning Briefing Features the Peace Corps - Posted 2 hours ago to John Coyne Babbles

Your Monday Briefing By ADEEL HASSAN John F. Kennedy first suggested the idea of a Peace Corps in an impromptu, 2 a.m.address at the University of Michigan, three weeks before he was elected president. He signed legislation creating the organization on March 1, 1961, less than six weeks after his inauguration. Fifty-four years later, this is Peace Corps Week. The organization has 6,818 volunteers working in 64 developing countries, less than half the record high of more than 15,000, reached in 1966. But sweeping.. (Read More)

Gerald Karey (Turkey 1965-67) writes: Look About You, There is So Much to See - Posted 5 hours ago to Peace Corps Writers

A Writer Writes Gerald Karey taught English in a middle school in a Turkish village from 1965 to 1967. After the Peace Corps, Karey worked as a general assignment reporter for two newspapers in New Jersey, and for a McGraw-Hill newsletter in Washington, D.C., where he covered energy and environmental issues. A collection of his essays entitled Unhinged, was published in October, 2014. • Look.. (Read More)

Peace Corps Global Partnerships - Posted 6 hours ago to Peace Corps: Public Records

The Office of Strategic Partnerships at the Peace Corps is currently managing more than 40  public and private partnerships as well as relationships with 147 colleges and universities.  “Public and private partnerships are a priority”, according to Peace Corps. “They enable us to open doors of opportunity and implement interventions to save lives and create ripples of hope.” Peace Corps Global Partnerships (Read More)

Pending Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Looking Better - Posted 7 hours ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

The Mortgage Corner Oh, the winter is freezing consumers, as I’ve said! It affected January existing-home sales, but the NAR’s January Pending Home Sales index rose sharply 1.7 percent. So pending sales of contracts signed may give a boost to existing-home sales in coming months that fell slightly in January. Part of the reason for slightly lower home sales, according to the NAR, is that homeowners aren’t changing homes every 7 years.. (Read More)

Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996) in NYTIMES - Posted 8 hours ago to Peace Corps Writers

Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996) wrote a review of Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman in the New York [caption id="attachment_14704" align="alignright" width="134" caption="Tom Bissell"][/caption] Times Book Review Section, Sunday, March 1, 2015. In the review of this novel that is set in Afghanistan, Bissell writes: "I pondered my own brief 2001 excursion in Afghanistan, among Northern Alliance guerrillas with whom I could speak a bit thanks to my Peace.. (Read More)

New books by Peace Corps writers — February 2015 - Posted 1 day ago to Peace Corps Writers

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. • The Unspoken: The Lost.. (Read More)

Mark Jacobs (Paraguay 1978-80) Publishes Short Story in Playboy - Posted 1 day ago to Peace Corps Writers

For those who get Playboy "only for the fiction" here's a story in the March issue by RPCV, Mark Jacobs (Paraquay 1978-80) entitled, "The Bull You See, the Bull You Don't." It is about Alice, a young American woman in Madrid, who finally figures out what she needs to do to get away from a husband who is lost in a fantasy of an acting career that isn't going to happen. Her path to freedom.. (Read More)

President On Right Path - Posted 2 days ago to Your Money: In the New Economy

For the second time I agree with President Obama's foreign policy.  The first was when he kept the USA out of the chaos engendered by the so-called "Arab Spring," the term used to describe the overthrow of authoritarian regimes from Tunisia to Bahrain.  Not all were successful, e.g. Bahrain and Syria.  President Obama wisely stayed out of these domestic conflicts, most notably in Egypt, until unfortunately he sent our forces to eliminate Muhmar Qadaffi  in.. (Read More)

Peace Corps Birthday, March 1, 2015 - Posted 2 days ago to John Coyne Babbles

The Peace Corps has a birthday coming up and to kick off Peace Corps Week 2015, the agency wants you to flood Facebook and Twitter with a 'Happy Peace Corps Week' Thunderclap. Join our digital Peace Corps flash mob--along with hundreds of others--and celebrate 54 years of promoting world peace. Thunderclap is a platform that allows people to pledge one Tweet or Facebook post (or both!) that is concentrated and unleashed at the same time. After.. (Read More)

Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council Member Application - Posted 3 days ago to John Coyne Babbles

Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council Member Application Make A Difference in the Lives of Peace Corps Volunteers! The Peace Corps is seeking RPCVs--both sexual assault survivors and other former Volunteers--to lend their experience and voice to strengthen Peace Corps' sexual assault training, response and policies. They are also looking for committed experts from fields related to sexual assault risk-reduction and response programs to join the Sexual Assault Advisory Council. Position Overview (Read More)