Peace Corps

The 7,300 volunteers face lost stipends, housing and health benefits amid a pandemic and economic crisis.
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
LB: Being an actress means immersion into another state of mind, and/or a different cultural and social framework. And certainly
But, Mujerave is many things. Mujerave is a relationship that started about ten years ago, back in the trenches with Peace
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.
In Argentina, I discovered my host family lived in the back of a garage in a poor suburb of Buenos Aires, but I was not afraid
My 18-year-old daughter is college-bound this week. It's my turn to get caught in the glaring lights of late adolescence -- the ones that illuminate the unfinished business of the previous generations.
"My vision is to be of service to others and build positive relationships that will promote the best of America.”
They also change the lives of those who serve, whether they are youth seeking a pathway to employment, high school grads
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.
I think about Volunteers like Dwayne Matthews, whose creativity and passion for connecting with youth shaped his work as
The dean at my son's graduation was correct to honor military women and men. But he might have added a second salute to those who serve our country in many other ways that advance important social and economic change in the U.S. and abroad.
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.