August 12, 2004: Headlines: Expansion: Boston Globe: Peace Corps on the rise

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Peace Corps on the rise

Peace Corps on the rise

Peace Corps on the rise

Peace Corps on the rise

August 12, 2004

RENEE LOTH'S statement about interest in the Peace Corps and the current number of volunteers is the opposite of the facts. As of Oct. 1, 2003, the Peace Corps had 7,533 volunteers in the field serving in more than 70 countries around the world. This represents the most volunteers since 1974.

The passion to serve in the Peace Corps was on the rise in New England even before 9/11. We are delighted with the current surge of interest as Americans contemplate their role as global citizens.

New England director Peace Corps Boston
© Copyright 2004 Globe Newspaper Company.

When this story was prepared, this was the front page of PCOL magazine:

This Month's Issue: August 2004 This Month's Issue: August 2004
Teresa Heinz Kerry celebrates the Peace Corps Volunteer as one of the best faces America has ever projected in a speech to the Democratic Convention. The National Review disagreed and said that Heinz's celebration of the PCV was "truly offensive." What's your opinion and who can come up with the funniest caption for our Current Events Funny?

Exclusive: Director Vasquez speaks out in an op-ed published exclusively on the web by Peace Corps Online saying the Dayton Daily News' portrayal of Peace Corps "doesn't jibe with facts."

In other news, the NPCA makes the case for improving governance and explains the challenges facing the organization, RPCV Bob Shaconis says Peace Corps has been a "sacred cow", RPCV Shaun McNally picks up support for his Aug 10 primary and has a plan to win in Connecticut, and the movie "Open Water" based on the negligent deaths of two RPCVs in Australia opens August 6. Op-ed's by RPCVs: Cops of the World is not a good goal and Peace Corps must emphasize community development.

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