Archive - April 4, 2020

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The Peace Corps partners with federal agencies to connect Volunteers with jobs
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Preparing for the Peace Corps 60th Anniversary (Philippines)

The Peace Corps partners with federal agencies to connect Volunteers with jobs

Peace Corps partners with federal agencies to connect volunteers with jobs 4/3/2020 11:25 PM WASHINGTON – The Peace Corps is partnering with a host of federal agencies to hold webinars and virtual job fairs where evacuated Peace Corps volunteers can find jobs as they adjust to life in the United States. “We are here to support our volunteers in every way possible,” said Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen. “Our volunteers have given so much to the world, and we are working tirelessly to ensure their smooth transition to life back in the United States. We also want to recognize our outstanding government partners who are eager to hire returned Peace Corps volunteers and have supported us through this challenging time.” Returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) can find the full list of virtual job fairs by logging in  here. The participating government agencies are: Small Business Administration Department of Labor Housing . . .

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Preparing for the Peace Corps 60th Anniversary (Philippines)

Preparing for the Peace Corps 60th Anniversary Next year the Peace Corps celebrates 60 years of service. Recently I received a gift of several early Peace Corps Volunteer magazines from Patricia (Silke) Edmisten (Peru 1962-64) that she is donating to the new NPCA museum. Leafing through the material this morning I came across the March 1966 issue of the magazine. In this issue was a special tribute to Shriver, who had just finished his 5 years of service, and an article on Jack Hood Vaughn, the second director of the agency. I don’t remember seeing the issue back in ’66, but then I was in Ethiopia as an APCD and must have been too busy to read it. (You know how ‘demanding’ those Volunteers can be!) The bulk of the issue had a section entitled: PEACE CORPS: 1976 That introductory paragraph read: This began as an anniversary puzzle: If the . . .

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