Archive - February 17, 2014

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Why a Peace Corps Library/Archives, fully funded, with an adequate research staff is necessary
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The Peace Corps Partners with Six New Colleges and Universities to Prepare Students for International Service

Why a Peace Corps Library/Archives, fully funded, with an adequate research staff is necessary

Looking at “Selection” Part I How did Peace Corps initially select who would serve as a Volunteer and who would not? I argue that question is impossible to answer today. The data and the records that could answer that question may no longer exist.There is no one to ask and no place to go to research the question. Yet, it is a critically important one. These are some of the research questions necessary for such a study that should be answered and I don’t think they can be, without tremendous research resources and the will to use them. Research Questions Was the criteria and process for selecting the first Volunteers, those in training programs that began with the number 1, identical? If so, what was it? If not, what was the process and criteria for each of those pioneer programs? What was the process used to review each subsequent application? . . .

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The Peace Corps Partners with Six New Colleges and Universities to Prepare Students for International Service

Peace Corps Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced new partnerships with six universities and colleges accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. The collaboration offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for work in international development. Students at Arcadia University; Georgia Gwinnett College; Hiram College; University of Washington, Tacoma; Ursinus College; and Wilmington College can apply to their school’s new Peace Corps Prep Program for enrollment beginning fall 2014. “We are thrilled to partner with each of these schools to expand the Peace Corps Prep Program,” Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “This program is a wonderful example of our growing efforts to foster stronger collaboration with colleges and universities nationwide to prepare civic-minded students for international service.” Each school independently designs its program based on specified criteria that reflects Peace Corps’ grassroots, integrated approach. A . . .

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