Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Directors of the Peace Corps: Peace Corps: Director Aaron Williams: Memo to Incoming Director Williams: Leadership

By C_Gallagher ( on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:10 am: Edit Post

Peace Corps Volunteers are, or are in the process of becoming, both facilitators of success abroad and (often) leaders of successful initiatives at home after they return.

The City of San Jose Community Leadership Academy - at http://www.strongneighborhoods.org/neighborhooddev elopmentcenter.htm -- and the City of Salinas Neighborhood Leadership Academy described here - http://www.ci.salinas.ca.us/services/neighborhoods ervices/pdf/ComEngagementVS_Plan.pdf -- both are classic examples of how the federal government could funnel (and fund) third goal activities (not to mention RPCV energy) into improving our neighborhoods and communities during times of fiscal strain.

Leadership is vital to cultivate in organizations, neighborhoods, communities, local governments, and indeed, at the state and national level as well.


Colin G. Gallagher, B.S., N.R.P.I. (HSU '97)
Candidate, Executive Master of Public Administration (GGU - August '09 Completion)
RPCV - El Salvador ('98 - '00)
(formerly) Member, Board of Directors, NorCal PCA, and Board Representative, Monterey Bay / Santa Cruz Contingent

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