Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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How Did Your Recent Peace Corps Service Affect Your Life?

NY Times Article

Serving in the Peace Corps can be both challenging and rewarding. Former Peace Corps volunteers often have good stories to tell — about their experiences in the field, what they learned and how those experiences shaped their lives after their service ended. Times journalists are writing about recent Peace Corps volunteers.

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‘The toughest job I ever loved:' Cambridge resident reflects on Peace Corps experience

BARPCV Board Member, Adam Rosenberg, recently wrote about his Peace Corps experience for the Cambridge Chronicle (the oldest surviving weekly newspaper in the United States).


Read the story online and enjoy the photos!

New Book Release: When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years

1/31/11 - When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years will be published on February 21 by Beacon Press of Boston, a couple of weeks before the 50th anniversary of the JFK executive order creating the Peace Corps. The book's author, Stanley Meisler was deputy director of the Peace Corps office of evaluation and research during the mid-1960s and followed the work of the Volunteers afterward as a foreign and diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times for thirty years.

Peace Corps Turns 50: Celebrating Service - Fox 25 Report

New England regional recruitment manager Erin Mone-Marquez recently joined the FOX25 Morning News to talk about today's Peace Corps.



50 Years of Peace Corps - NPR Report

NPR reports on 50 years of Peace Corps and the call to service that president John F. Kennedy made to young Americans on October 14, 1960.

Movie and Discussion Panel: "Once in Afghanistan"

Nov 18 2010 - 6:15pm - 9:00pm

A film by
Jill Vickers and Jody Bergedick

website  |  Listen to a VPR broadcast interview about the film

This is a free event at the Cambridge Public Library at 449 Broadway. 

MBTA: from Harvard Square, take either the 69 bus which goes from Harvard Square to Cambridge Street | 68 bus, which goes from Harvard Square to Kendall. 

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