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Participants in Volunteers for Propsperity

Participants in Volunteers for Propsperity

Participants in Volunteers for Propsperity

The following businesses and organizations are working to support the first six federally-supported initiatives that can use volunteers overseas right now:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z,


A Call to Serve International New
Afghanistan-America Foundation
African Medical and Research Foundation – USA
Alcom Transportation Group, Inc.
Alliance for African Assistance
Amazon-Africa Aid Organization
American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC)
The American Association of Engineering Societies
American Jewish World Service, Inc.
American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
American Public Works Association
American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS)
America's Development Foundation
American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME International)
American Society for Testing and Materials International
Aquaculture International, Inc.
Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies
ASTM International

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Bank of America
BearingPoint, Inc.
Building Blocks International, Inc.
Business Volunteers Unlimited New

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Catholic Medical Mission Board, Inc.
CCIM Institute
Center to Bridge the Digital Divide
CHF International
CitiHope International
Children’s AIDS Fund
Children's Christian Storehouse, Inc.
Christian Communications Inc. of USA New
Christian Connections for International Health
Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Christian Mission Aid
Citizens Development Corps, Inc.
The Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs
CityLinks Partnership Program
The Coffee Quality Institute
Common Good Movement
Compatible Technology International
Computer Frontiers, Inc.
Coore Foundation New
Counterpart International, Inc.
Cross Cultural Solutions
CURE International New

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Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
Digital Partners

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Endocrine Society
Engineers Without Borders-USA

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Family Outreach Ministries International, Inc.
Feed the Children
Financial Services Volunteer Corps
FINCA International New
First Love New
Florida A&M University
Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA New
Foods Resource Bank
Foundation for Democracy in Africa
Foundation for Sustainable Development New
Foundation for Understanding and Enhancement
Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism

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Glendale Corps
Global Giving
Global Service Corps
Global Partnerships
Global Volunteers
Globe Aware New
Greater Philadelphia Global Partners New

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Habitat for Humanity International
Haiti Connection/Newman Catholic Center of Eastern Illinois University New
Haitian Health Foundation
Health Volunteers Overseas-USA
Help Africa Relief and Development, LLC
Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
Hopital Albert Schweitzer/The Grant Foundation

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Innovation Philadelphia New
Information Technology Association of America
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Institute of Internal Auditors, The (The IIA)
The Institute of SME Finance
Institute for Sustainable Communities
Integration Technologies Group (ITG)
Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc.
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
International Executive Service Corps
International Foundation for Education and Self-Help
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
International Real Property Foundation
International Media, Development, Peacebuilding Consulting
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law New
Interns for Peace, Inc.
Islamic Free Market Institute

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Jagriti Foundation New
The Joint Business Development Center, Inc.
Junior Chamber International

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Knowledge Planet
Kids Alive International New

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Land O'Lakes International Development Division
Living Water New
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention
Life House Ministries New
Lumiere Medical Ministries New

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Maine Adoption Placement Service (MAPS)
ManyFutures, Inc.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Technology Policy
Maternal Life International, Inc.
MBA Corps
Medical Missions for Children
Mercy Ships
Morocco Trade and Development Services

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National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
National Corn Growers Association
National Day of Care
National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
National Peace Corps Association
New Frontiers Health Force
Newdea, Inc.
Nonprofit Clinic
Northwest Medical Teams International, Inc.

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Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation

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Partners for Christian Development
Partners of the Americas
Partnership for the Environment
Pathologists Overseas
Peace Corps Encore New
The Peregrine Fund
PEP Foundation, Inc.
Plexus Consulting Group, LLC
Practical Compassion Inc. New
Productivity Point International
Project Concern International
Project C.U.R.E.
Project DAWN, Inc.
Project HOPE
Project Management Institute (PMI)

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Reach the Children New
Rotary International

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Safe Blood for Africa Foundation
Salvation Army World Service Office
Samaritan's Purse
Shelter For Life International
ShoreBank Corporation
SOZO International New
SPW International
SRI International New
St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Inc.
Students In Free Enterprise New

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Technoserve, Inc.
Trickle Up Program

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United States Energy Association

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Vidyah, Inc.
Visions in Action
Volunteer Consultants International New
Volunteer Missionary Movement
Volunteer Peten
Volunteers in Technical Assistance, Inc.
Voxiva, Inc.

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Washington State University/International Programs New
Water For People New
Wings of the Dawn International Institute for Children New
Winrock International
World Association for Children and Parents
World Conference of Mayors, Inc.
World Witness New

When this story was posted in January 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:

Coleman: Peace Corps mission and expansion Date: January 8 2005 No: 373 Coleman: Peace Corps mission and expansion
Senator Norm Coleman, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees the Peace Corps, says in an op-ed, A chance to show the world America at its best: "Even as that worthy agency mobilizes a "Crisis Corps" of former Peace Corps volunteers to assist with tsunami relief, I believe an opportunity exists to rededicate ourselves to the mission of the Peace Corps and its expansion to touch more and more lives."
RPCVs active in new session of Congress Date: January 8 2005 No: 374 RPCVs active in new session of Congress
In the new session of Congress that begins this week, RPCV Congressman Tom Petri has a proposal to bolster Social Security, Sam Farr supported the objection to the Electoral College count, James Walsh has asked for a waiver to continue heading a powerful Appropriations subcommittee, Chris Shays will no longer be vice chairman of the Budget Committee, and Mike Honda spoke on the floor honoring late Congressman Robert Matsui.

January 8, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: January 8 2005 No: 367 January 8, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
Zambia RPCV Karla Berg interviews 1,374 people on Peace 7 Jan
Breaking Taboo, Mandela Says Son Died of AIDS 6 Jan
Dreadlocked PCV raises eyebrows in Africa 6 Jan
RPCV Jose Ravano directs CARE's efforts in Sri Lanka 6 Jan
Persuading Retiring Baby Boomers to Volunteer 6 Jan
Inventor of "Drown Proofing" retires 6 Jan
NPCA Membership approves Board Changes 5 Jan
Timothy Shriver announces "Rebuild Hope Fund" 5 Jan
More Water Bottles, Fewer Bullets 4 Jan
Poland RPCV Rebecca Parker runs Solterra Books 2 Jan
Peace Corps Fund plans event for September 30 Dec
RPCV Carmen Bailey recounts bout with cerebral malaria 28 Dec
more top stories...

RPCVs and Peace Corps provide aid  Date: January 4 2005 No: 366 Latest: RPCVs and Peace Corps provide aid
Peace Corps made an appeal last week to all Thailand RPCV's to consider serving again through the Crisis Corps and more than 30 RPCVs have responded so far. RPCVs: Read what an RPCV-led NGO is doing about the crisis an how one RPCV is headed for Sri Lanka to help a nation he grew to love. Question: Is Crisis Corps going to send RPCVs to India, Indonesia and nine other countries that need help?
The World's Broken Promise to our Children Date: December 24 2004 No: 345 The World's Broken Promise to our Children
Former Director Carol Bellamy, now head of Unicef, says that the appalling conditions endured today by half the world's children speak to a broken promise. Too many governments are doing worse than neglecting children -- they are making deliberate, informed choices that hurt children. Read her op-ed and Unicef's report on the State of the World's Children 2005.
Changing of the Guard Date: December 15 2004 No: 330 Changing of the Guard
With Lloyd Pierson's departure, Marie Wheat has been named acting Chief of Staff and Chief of Operations responsible for the day-to-day management of the Peace Corps. Although Wheat is not an RPCV and has limited overseas experience, in her two years at the agency she has come to be respected as someone with good political skills who listens and delegates authority and we wish her the best in her new position.
Our debt to Bill Moyers Our debt to Bill Moyers
Former Peace Corps Deputy Director Bill Moyers leaves PBS next week to begin writing his memoir of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Read what Moyers says about journalism under fire, the value of a free press, and the yearning for democracy. "We have got to nurture the spirit of independent journalism in this country," he warns, "or we'll not save capitalism from its own excesses, and we'll not save democracy from its own inertia."
RPCV safe after Terrorist Attack RPCV safe after Terrorist Attack
RPCV Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the U.S. consul general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia survived Monday's attack on the consulate without injury. Five consular employees and four others were killed. Abercrombie-Winstanley, the first woman to hold the position, has been an outspoken advocate of rights for Arab women and has met with Saudi reformers despite efforts by Saudi leaders to block the discussions.
Is Gaddi Leaving? Is Gaddi Leaving?
Rumors are swirling that Peace Corps Director Vasquez may be leaving the administration. We think Director Vasquez has been doing a good job and if he decides to stay to the end of the administration, he could possibly have the same sort of impact as a Loret Ruppe Miller. If Vasquez has decided to leave, then Bob Taft, Peter McPherson, Chris Shays, or Jody Olsen would be good candidates to run the agency. Latest: For the record, Peace Corps has no comment on the rumors.
The Birth of the Peace Corps The Birth of the Peace Corps
UMBC's Shriver Center and the Maryland Returned Volunteers hosted Scott Stossel, biographer of Sargent Shriver, who spoke on the Birth of the Peace Corps. This is the second annual Peace Corps History series - last year's speaker was Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn.

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