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The Peace Corps Goes Corporate–Carrie Hessler-Radelet Takes Agency in New Direction

The Peace Corps Goes Corporate–Carrie Hessler-Radelet Takes Agency in New Direction

Carrie Changes the Business Model of the Peace Corps By Andrea Useem on 17 May 2013 inShare3 Carrie Hessler-Radelet, meeting here with a Peace Corps volunteer and community members in West Africa, said a partnership with food-and-beverage giant Mondelez International will help modernize the volunteer experience. Photo: Peace Corps. Earlier this spring, the Peace Corps announced its second corporate partnership, with Mondelez International, a food-and-beverage company previously part of Kraft Foods, to train young entrepreneurs in the Domincan Republic’s cocoa supply chain.   According to acting Peace Corps Director Carrier Hessler-Radelet, this type of partnership represents the future of Peace Corps: working in partnership with other organizations. Peace Corps already works with Coca-Cola, through the Water and Development Alliance, a partnership involving the U.S. Agency for International Development that aims to improve water and sanitation conditions for local communities in the developing world. Hessler-Radelet, along with Corey Griffin, associate director . . .

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