Archive - June 16, 2009

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Conservative Newsmax.com Rallys For Bold New Peace Corps
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Review: Allen W. Fletcher's Peace Corps Book
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Looking For A Job? Seeking A New Career

Conservative Newsmax.com Rallys For Bold New Peace Corps

 Writing on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, on Nexsmax.com Dave Eberhart had this to say, and check out the comments that go with the article   Before Laurence Leamer was the celebrated author of such seminal best-sellers as “King of the Night” and “The Kennedy Women,” he was a young Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. As he poignantly recalled in a recent speech, “I was posted in a tiny village in the eastern hills, two days from a road. And there I began to think of something other than myself. I learned to help people and reach out to the world with a helping hand, and I became a man I had never been… “I have lived on the residue of that spirit for my entire life.” But like about 195,000 Peace Corps volunteers who have served as American missionaries for peace and democracy since President John F. Kennedy launched the program in 1961, Leamer . . .

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Review: Allen W. Fletcher's Peace Corps Book

Allen W. Fletcher was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard in 1969. He served in Senegal as a Communi ty Development Volunteer. Returning home, he earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley (1984) and worked as a general contractor/designer/builder in Northern California. Recently he returned home and founded Worcester Publishing Ltd., publisher of several local newspapers and magazines. He is also an instructor at Boston Architectural College. His  “Peace Corps stories” are published in this beautiful edition by his company, Worcester Publishing, and Lawrence F. Lihosti (Honduras 1975-77) has given it a glowing review. Take a look! • Heat, Sand, and Friends by Allen W. Fletcher (Senegal 1969–71) Worcester Publishing Ltd. 2009 158 pages $15.00 Reviewed by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975–77) Allen W. Fletcher has written and published an extraordinary account of his service and in so doing, bears witness. Rather than write . . .

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Looking For A Job? Seeking A New Career

It is tough getting a job even in the best of times. To help RPCVs and PCVs, Peace Corps Worldwide has developed an on-line ‘talent bank’ available to organizations interested in hiring people with  your experience. RPCVs and PCVs planning what to do next are registering already to be part of this  job bank of talented Peace Corps veterans. Here’s how this free on-line talent bank for RPCVs works: RPCVs can set up a profile at http://pcworldwide.cambridgedata.com/apply There’s never any cost to the RPCV and we restrict access to legitimate employers. RPCVs interested in being contacted by potential employers, for work in the US or overseas, should register – it takes about 10 minutes. Once we have a critical mass of registrants we will promote this Talent Bank to organizations working internationally, as well as organizations working in the US which serve immigrant communities or otherwise might need some of the particular linguistic, . . .

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