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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.
This story ran in the Boston Globe online on May 19, 2011
Photo Credit: May 19, 2011 | By Brock Parker, Town Correspondent, Globe Staff
We are very happy to share that the Peace Corps Voices website is now live: www.peacecorpsvoices.org. 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.
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.