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1962: J. N. Boylson served in Ethiopia/Eritrea in Addis Ababa & countrywide beginning in 1962
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer J. N. Boylson can be contacted at seamusb32aattdnet
Country of Service: Ethiopia/Eritrea
Training Group: Ethiopia I
Cities you served in: Addis Ababa & countrywide
Arrival Year: 1962
Departure Year: 1964
Work Description: Teacher (Middle/High/College) & CD Coord.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
N/A as PCV; too many to ennumerate here (55 countries/4 continents) in
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
1. Worked in Europe (based in Italy) for USIS-supported organization, &
assisted member of Italian Senate explore creation of PC replica;
2. Worked with US DoI/Bureau of Indian Affairs, setting up VocTech
Training & Employment programs for off Reservation members;
3) Served as Exec. Director for US Anti Poverty programs, in CA & later
for National Assoc. for Community Dev., (Professional group for Anti
Poverty program workers);
4. Created Community Action/Dev't. Consulting firm, working out of DC,
& provided T/TA for multitude of Federal, State & Local Gov't. agencies as
well as NGO & non-profit groups. Later specialized in developmental
service to Native American groups, throughout US & Canada.
5. Involved with variety of private sector entrepreneurial ventures,
relative to Energy Conservation/M'gt. & Environmental Services.
6. Currently working on major ecological/environmental project for
tropical countries, to convert a "pest" plant into a cash crop. Primary
initial use will be to assist reclamation of desertification areas, which has
caused massive famine & dislocation in the Sahel region of Africa. Also,
serve as vol. advisor to NCC's "Campaign for Human Development", and
as Counselor to SBA's "SCORE" organization, Silicon Valley chapter.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
One of the best, most rewarding experiences of my life; and this after 5
years in the Far East w/USN.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I keep in touch with many old colleagues via RPCV org's, national & local.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
The PC experience can be a tremendous launch pad for a life of
commitment and service to the broader community. Try not to lose or
dilute that take off! It also gives one a lot better perspective on what
goes on at home; so, get involved!!
Originally posted: January 7, 2002
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