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Story source: National Peace Corps Association newsletter

Engaging the Citizenry Through Social Enterprise

Social enterprises can help build stability in countries facing political crises by addressing root causes of civilian discontent.

By Andrew B. Lala | Mar. 3, 2015

Peace Corps Week in the Northeast

(Photo) Boston RPCVs Dennis Ramsier (Liberia, 1971-1973) Diane Gallagher (Cape Verde, 1990-1992) representing their host countries during the Around the World Fair at Boston University on March 2nd. 

Returning to Liberia after 35 years

The story of a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who goes back to Liberia 35 years later to find familiarity in a country that has experienced civil war and a deadly epidemic. Read spotlight

¡Adelante! A Youth Empowerment Center in Aguascalientes, Mexico

A BARPCV community grant

For two months over the summer, three students from the University of California, Berkeley, lived in the barrio of Las Cumbres 3 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to create a youth empowerment center. Las Cumbres 3, a small community in Augascalientes, is a collection of 300 families who illegally built shacks along privately owned land and settled. The area is not recognized as a community by the state, and therefore receives few resources. For the two months in which the three college students from the U.S. visited, 18 students ages 13-15 worked with the Berkeley students on education and life skills. Most importantly, the students worked together to think of sustainable projects that they could implement in their communities, to make a small impact on where they live.

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