1974: Kim Hamilton served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia in Cali beginning in 1974

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1974: Kim Hamilton served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia in Cali beginning in 1974

1974: Kim Hamilton served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia in Cali beginning in 1974

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kim Hamilton can be contacted at khamiltoamacdcom

Country of Service: Colombia

Training Group: Bogota - March 1974

Cities you served in: Cali

Arrival Year: 1974

Departure Year: 1976

Work Description:

Youth Development Program - Recreation
Instituto Santa Maria
Buen Pastor Women's Prison

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Arrived in Colombia in March, 1974, and trained with a large group of health-care and youth development workers. I was sent to Cali with the and assigned to the Buen Pastor Women's Prison and Instituto Sta. Maria where I set up recreational activities for ICBF (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar).

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I teach elementary school (5th grade) in San Diego, California, just a couple of miles north of the international border. I've been fortunate enough to work in bilingual settings ever since I returned: first as a youth counselor, then community-school educator, and finally (last 22 years!) as a classroom teacher. I'm married to another RPCV-Colombia (1969). We live in the rural foothills east of San Diego.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Peace Corps was a transforming experience in my life. My career, politics, and community involvement all stem from the relationships and experiences I had in Colombia.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone from my training group (March 74) or the Cali Crowd (74-76): Cheryl, Diane, Freaky Fred I and 2, Susie, et al.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

We make a difference.

Originally posted: January 10, 2007

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