In 1985, I joined the Peace Corps and began my service in Congo, Central Africa. I was an idealistic young man with a naively expansive view of my ability to help people and bring about meaningful change in their lives. The challenges and frustrations I experienced as a Peace Corps volunteer provided important life lessons… Read more »
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The sweet spot for Heather Schwenk, the Peace Corps’ Volunteer Delivery System Expert, is when the agency’s business and technology teams align and mission needs drive tech adoption — not the other way around.
At their apex, Peace Corps volunteers totaled 9,000 back in 1970. Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post reports that the number of volunteers is now 8,655 – that’s nearly one thousand more than a year ago and hopefully moving toward its goal of 10,000 per year: Peace Corps volunteer totals reach 40-year high According to… Read more »