Posts tagged public service
Posts tagged public service
(You can see the video here)
“I feel that my father’s greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything.”
- Caroline Kennedy
On December 17, 2010, I swore in as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica after three months of training. Now, on December 7, 2012 I am officially signing the papers and closing my service as a volunteer after (almost) two years of service. Here I am with the four other girls in my training group, three of whom have already closed their service, and the fourth is about to. Below, with Marcela, my first language and culture facilitator during training.
Join us at Peace Corps HQ in Washington, DC on Monday for a discussion to honor International Human Rights Day!
Our first Google Hangout starts in 15 minutes!
Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, June 27 to get a glimpse at what it’s like for Peace Corps Volunteers as they adapt to overseas cultures that can be less than tolerant of their sexual identities.
(HT to the Washington Blade for the awesome photos of RPCVs marching in the DC Pride Parade!)
Peace Corps Volunteers worldwide commemorate Global Youth Service Day by working with children, youth and young adults to be more active citizens in their communities. This year, many Volunteers are using Global Youth Service Day activities to promote environmental awareness on Earth Day.
Observed April 20 to 22, Global Youth Service Day provides Volunteers with an opportunity to engage youth and local community members in long-term service projects. For more than 10 years, Peace Corps Volunteers and their community partners have celebrated Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day through various activities.
Throughout the year, Peace Corps Volunteers work with youth to foster skills for transitioning from school to work, and becoming engaged in their communities. Volunteers also develop extracurricular activities that help local youth build confidence and develop decision-making, communication and leadership skills that promote positive relationships with peers, parents and adults.
Five percent of Peace Corps Volunteers work in the youth in community development sector as their primary assignment, while another 40 percent of Volunteers work in the education sector.
In honor of President’s Day and our founder, here’s a vintage public service announcement featuring President John F. Kennedy.
This week, the Ad Council celebrates 70 years of creating positive social change through public service advertising. Here are some vintage PSAs from our archives!