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The Peace Corps announces top Volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas in 2016

The Peace Corps announces top Volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas in 2016

  Washington, D.C. Metro Area reclaims no.1 spot for first time since 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 20, 2016 – The Peace Corps today released its 2016 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. For the first time in six years, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is the largest metropolitan-area producer of volunteers, bumping longtime leader New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island to no.2 on the total volunteers list this year. Vermont and California remain no.1 on the respective per capita and total volunteer-producing states lists. Montana has also made impressive strides this year with Missoula, Montana making its first appearance since 2011 in the no.1 spot for top metro areas per capita and The Treasure State climbing to no.3 on the list of top states per capita. For the first time, the District of Columbia and surrounding states appear on this year’s top states per capita rankings with D.C., Maryland . . .

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