PEACE CORPS PREPARATORY PROGRAM
Welcome to our first Peace Corps Preparatory Program newsletter!
Peace Corps Volunteer Highlight: Caleb Thompson '14
One of Caleb's volunteer duties includes bee-keeping as well as taking care of other "creatures".
Follow his journey on his blog.
Upcoming Event: "Fridays @ 4" Featuring Daniel Beers Talk on Haiti
A Case Study of International Assistance in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Friday, May 8th, 4pm
"Work That Matters" Conference Recap
The Peace Corps recruiter gave a general informational meeting about joining the Peace Corps and also provided helpful tips for building a Peace Corps application.
Western Illinois University and Illinois State Representatives, Karen Mauldin-Curtis and Beverly A. Beyer, presented "Peace Corps vs. Grad School? You don't have to choose!" in which they discussed the Peace Corps Fellows Program allows students to use the Peace Corps service toward a Masters degree.
We then heard from Lexie Woodward (served in Nicaragua), Danny Ramirez (served in Benin) and Ella Lehmann (served in Ethiopia) about their experience volunteering for the Peace Corps.
Knoxcorps representatives Marta Schneider '14 and Devin Compton '14, from the Sustainable Business Center and the Galesburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau respectively, talked about the various opportunities available for Knox students to serve the city of Galesburg by working with local non-profit organizations as both undergraduate and graduate students
Finally, ISACorps representative, Katie Reynolds, talked about the ISACorps program which employs recent college graduates to serve as mentors to high school students and parents, particularly those that are first-generation and low-income. Corps members are stationed at community college districts throughout the state assisting high school students in subject areas including: career planning, the college selection process, application procedures, and scholarships and financial aid
For more information on Work That Matters, go to our website!
Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies
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