Six years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had just finished graduate school three weeks earlier and was preparing to
We embrace our differences as strengths rather than weaknesses and urge our government and fellow citizens to join us in
This is why we need to expand our engagement with the rest of the world, just as the vision of the Peace Corps demands. We must deepen our commitment to diversity and service; we must strengthen our commitment to education; and we must elect leaders who demand that we aim to meet these goals, not ones who deride them.
While it's clearly not a fit for everyone, one example of the boom in encore careers is the rising incidence of people 50-plus joining the Peace Corps.
Peter Laugharn (pronounced LAW-harn) serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Peter is a passionate leader with 25 years of foundation and nonprofit experience internationally, with a focus on improving the well-being of vulnerable children.
"My vision is to be of service to others and build positive relationships that will promote the best of America.”
In the wake of the presidential nominating conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, it is clear we are facing serious fractures
The next President should continue this bipartisan tradition and realize the promise of full-time service by putting AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild on a growth trajectory, and incentivizing public agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations to create new positions that will enable every young person who wants to serve a year the chance to do so.
A generation this committed to military service, national service and education is not lazy, entitled, narcissistic or anti-intellectual.
Today, it seems to be all about self. What can my country do for me: A long list of "I want" -- presumed entitlements, as rights, by virtue of American birth. The "home of the free and land of the brave" lost to narcissistic death spiral.
In 1968 our country was in turmoil. And it was the year I grew a social conscience, thanks largely to my 25-year-old English teacher, Mr. Goggin. Mr. G. taught us there actually was a whole world outside of our little Newton, Mass. universe.
CIA operative Donald Rickard has revealed that it was with U.S. help that Nelson Mandela was caught and thus tried and sent to jail.