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Black History Month: Interview with RPCV Carla Brown-Ndiaye

Fueled by a curiosity of people, cultures, and international travel, RPCV Carla Brown-Ndiaye shifted from a budding career in human resources to serving as a teacher in the Comoro Islands — along the way deepening her respect for cultural perspective....

20 Years Strong: National Days of Advocacy

NPCA celebrates two decades of advocating for a stronger Peace Corps  By Jonathan Pearson Since its founding more than 45 years ago, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice for our community when it comes to supporting...

Q&A: Retrograde

A conversation with Emmy Award-winning producer and RPCV Baktash Ahadi by Robert Nolan Baktash Ahadi (Mozambique, 2005– 07) is an award-winning filmmaker, human rights activist, TEDx Speaker and RPCV. His latest film, the Emmy Award winner Retrograde, offers a first-hand...

Rallying Point

NPCA’s Continuation of Service program make volunteering easy—and accessible—for RPCVs by Eva Sundgrenz Peace Corps service instills an ethos of growth through giving back that still drives Returned Peace Corps Volunteers today. Volunteerism is declining across the United States, according...

A WEFTA worker and local partners troubleshoot a groundwater well that provides water to Bachuma Hospital in West Omo Zone, Ethiopia.

Engineered for Consumption

A new opportunity for RPCVs to help deliver clean water, sanitation and hygiene to rural communities by Tim Wellman Most people in the developed world would agree with the statement “Water is life.” After all, our hands, lips, food, clothing,...

Putting the Peace in “Peace Corps”

My experience in East Timor taught me how Volunteers participate in peacebuilding by Dan Baker Peace Corps has played a significant yet often unrecognized role in global peacebuilding, the focus of this edition of WorldView. Current conflicts around the world,...

Heavy Medal

A new effort seeks a Congressional Gold Medal to recognize the collective efforts of Peace Corps Volunteers by Patrick Cotter and Duff Devine Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the return of the first Peace Corps Volunteers to the...

Peacebuilding with Persistence

Friends of Afghanistan continues to help youth, especially girls, thrive—even under Taliban rule As the world has shifted its collective attention to conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and elsewhere, it might be hard to remember that it was only...

A Matter of Perspective

Switching things up in the South Pacific One criticism often leveled at the standard maps of the 20th century is that they represent a Eurocentric view of the world. The maps we see hanging in countless classrooms and depicted on...

The Map Makers

The creation of maps has long been a favored secondary project or PCVs. Do they help communities see the world in a different way? by David Arnold Forestry Volunteer Barbara Jo White (Dominican Republic 1987–89) wanted to plant fruit trees...

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