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New 50th Peace Corps book: Answering Kennedy's Call: Pioneering the Peace Corps in the Philippines sticky icon

This 50th Anniversary book published by 1961 RPCVs in the Philippines, Answering Kennedy's Call: Pioneering the Peace Corps in the Philippines is a collection of essays by early volunteers who reflect on their motivations for joining the new and untested organization, their experience in rural communities, and the impact of the experience in their lives. In announcing the book, Ethiopia RPCV Marian Haley Beil, of Peace Corps Writers, said: "It is a book that will be loved by those who contributed to it, will provide much to researchers looking at what the Peace Corps was all about in its early years, and will be a wonderful resource for those interested in the Peace Corps as a life choice.

Mobile money helps Kenyans weather financial storms

New study shows how electronic cash transfers help people cope with income problems

Only about one-fourth of Kenyans have access to a traditional bank, and many people in the country farm for a living. Add those things together, and the result is that a large number of Kenyans are vulnerable to unpredictable income fluctuations. But a new study co-authored by MIT economist Tavneet Suri shows that a growing form of electronic payments is helping Kenyans weather these financial problems by letting them informally borrow and lend money more easily.  >>Read More

Newstory sourced from Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office


President Carter presents Brookline woman award for Peace Corps service

This story ran in the Boston Globe online on May 19, 2011


Photo Credit: May 19, 2011 By Brock Parker, Town Correspondent, Globe Staff



Peace Corps Voices

We are very happy to share that the Peace Corps Voices website is now live:  The leaders of the website are pleased that it is up and available and ready for your participation. The radio documentary is on track to air at the end of August and into September.

Speed Networking Event Creates New Connections

Boston Area RPCVs came together for an evening of sharing, learning and making great connections.  Like-minded individuals working in health, education, business, policy, the environment and much more gathered to network at Lir Restaurant in Boston.  In a format similar to speed dating, RPCVs pitched themselves, met new people, and forged important contacts with like-minded RPCVs in the Boston area.  Click here to see photos from the event.

Welcome Back - Send Off Reception - An Event to Remember!

 “I can say it was one of the most inspirational events I have ever attended in my life and that's almost 70 years of living!” Eric Ericson, RPCV - Colombia, 1963 - 1965
Thanks to all those who participated in our spring Welcome Back - Send Off Reception. We ended up bringing together over 225 Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Peace Corps nominees, an incredible turnout! We had a wonderful evening that celebrated all those coming back and all those leaving soon.  Click here to see photos from the event!

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