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WorldView | The Multiplier Effect

Spring 2023

Harnessing the Power of Our Ever-Expanding Community

Featured Stories

June 7, 2023

Partnering, with People

Peace Corps 2.0 is a P2P Endeavor By Dan Baker Following the reintroduction of the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act in Congress last March—on Peace Corps’ birthday no less—hundreds of NPCA members rallied around our National Day of Advocacy, including visits to nearly every office in the House and Senate. The same day we visited the Hill, […]

June 7, 2023

Found Objects: Two Medical Kits Filched from the Field

By David Arnold To assure that Volunteers had ready access to emergency medicine in the world’s remote and sometimes dangerous places, the U.S. Public Health Service issued medical kits to all serving Volunteers for their personal use. Thirty-five items were packed in each metal box. Contents included 100 Aralen tablets, 100 water purification tablets, 25 […]

June 6, 2023

A Walk in the Peace Corps Park

At last, we’ll create a permanent space in the nation’s capital  recognizing the work and ideals that animate Volunteers and their partners around the world. by Roger Lewis and Glenn Blumhorst When scores of members of the Peace Corps community visited Congress in March 2022 for the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Day on the […]

June 6, 2023

Mental Health Hurdles

Peace Corps Applicants with mental health conditions face an uphill battle By Greg Emerson Serving in the Peace Corps is hard. It’s right there in the tagline: “The toughest job you’ll ever love.” Arguably, the single most important trait of a Peace Corps Volunteer is the grit it takes to overcome the many challenges of […]

June 6, 2023

Doubling Down on the Future

After leading the agency through unprecedented times,  Peace Corps’ 21st Director Carol Spahn is sworn into office.  Now she affirms her priority of investing in youth empowerment. By Tiffany James As a Volunteer serving in Romania after the fall of communism, Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn worked with entrepreneurs who wanted to start businesses during a time […]

June 1, 2023

Department of D.I.Y.

The essential guide to field health “Where There is No Doctor” celebrates 50 Years By S.L Backman When Jodi Hammer trained to serve as a community health worker specializing in child and maternal health in Ecuador in 1994, she learned about nutrition, malnourishment in children, and how to identify and treat common health conditions in the absence of health […]

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