Category Archives: Peace Corps

Cube Life: RPCV Calendar

I finally remembered to bring my Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) International Calendar to spruce up my cubicle at the Office of Planning and Budget. It’s a beautiful calendar that Wisconsin Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison produces every year … Continue reading

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Week Four of MADD: Cameroon Connection

(Don’t be shy, subscribe! To my blog.) I spent part of this week mostly looking at corporate foundations for possible funding for a victim advocate in our MADD office. My boss gave me a list of the Fortune 500 companies … Continue reading

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Malaria: Parasites, George Clooney, and Bobby Bottleservice

Seeing these recent news items about malaria – well, one of them is celebrity news – reminded me of Nick Kroll’s Bobby Bottleservice video filmed in Senegal as part of a malaria awareness campaign called Malaria No More.  (FYI: Nick … Continue reading

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Can Peace Corps Move Past Sargent Shriver?

With volunteer safety and the passing of Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps is showing how it balances two different missions: the difficulty in building a successful development and cultural exchange program while hanging on to the idealism of the 1960s … Continue reading

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