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1991: Tim Garvin served in Jamaica, West Indies in Montego Bay beginning in 1991
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Tim Garvin can be contacted at tgarvinaymcabosyondorg
Country of Service: Jamaica, West Indies
Training Group: Group 58
Cities you served in: Montego Bay
Arrival Year: 1991
Departure Year: 1992
Community Development - I worked at the Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club; I also worked with British Save the Children at the Montego Bay YMCA helping with the daily operations of Street School.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Theresa and I served in the Peace Corps in Jamiaca together; upon our return to America we travelled a bit then settled into the Greater Boston area. Theresa now works at the Hallowell Center as a psycotherapist. I have had the pleasure of working for the YMCA of Greater Boston, first as the director of a branch in the Allston Brighton neighborhood. We then acquired land, ran a capital campaign and built the first YMCA in America designed to serve people of all abilities. I am now at our Central Branch involved in such issues as youth-on-youth violence prevention; linking the school day (academics) to out of school time; and community health issues such as youth obesity, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. In some ways we have continued the lessons of the Peace Corps.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
The Peace Corps experience truly was an apex in our lives - meeting amazing people, engaging in important work - work that still influences and shapes us to this day. When our children enter adulthood (???) I hope that we volunteer to serve again.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Jamaica 58 was dynamic, enthusaistic, a fabulous collection of volunteers. I would especially like to hear from Bill Lengjak, from Nancy Green, from Bill Holt, from Rick and Jennifer Graham, and from Jeff and Joann Carroll. I would also be thrilled to hear from Bob Randall and the staff and training team. Really, I would be thrilled to hear from any Peace Corps volunteers who served in Jamaica!!!
Originally posted: July 1, 2005
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