Archive - July 4, 2019

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RPCV Leslie Hawke–mother of Ethan Hawke–helps Roma children get an education
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Mayor Pete’s Plan Has No Peace Corps!

RPCV Leslie Hawke–mother of Ethan Hawke–helps Roma children get an education

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Alana DeJoseph (Mali 1992–94) Leslie Hawke (Romania 2002-04) was already middle-aged when she arrived in Romania for the first time as a PCV. Thirteen years later she is still there, running a nongovernmental organization she co-founded and continuing the work that earned her an Outstanding Citizen Award from the United States Agency for International Development in 2005. A former editor and publishing executive, and mother of actor Ethan Hawke, Ms. Hawke left everything she knew in New York City to join the Peace Corps, trading a Central Park West apartment and leisurely Sunday brunches for life in Romania. “I joined … to give myself time to think about what I ought to be doing, not really expecting to actually find it in the Peace Corps,” she explains one recent afternoon while sitting in her office in the center of Bucharest, the capital. Around her, many of . . .

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Mayor Pete’s Plan Has No Peace Corps!

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Dale Gilles (Liberia 1964-66) Dale writes… “I have just posted the following on the two Peace Corps/Liberia Facebook pages that I follow.  As for your readers, whether blue or red, whether they support Mayor Pete or not …. they surely would like to see the Peace Corps included in this narrative.  Why not get behind this to push Pete to include the Peace Corps?” Strange — and unfortunate — that there is no mention of the Peace Corps in Mayor Pete’s plans for national service. May I respectfully request that you somehow reach out to him — and ask your colleagues to do the same — asking him to backtrack a bit and start including the  Peace Corps when he discusses these plans. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/03/politics/pete-buttigieg-national-service-plan/index.html https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8kreEg7itlw&fbclid=IwAR0SXIifLO-QUIYbbwMr1VkJri5_tL0tj-Ft0nu6EHC-DdMYi_rbUqGI_qY

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