As the Peace Corps Turns 50, Former Volunteers Recount Their Experiences Abroad

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the Oregon Historical Society will open an exhibit this week commemorating the organization's volunteers. With 246 Oregonians currently serving, the state ranks fourth among the states for Peace Corps volunteers per capita. The OHS exhibit will feature artifacts, oral histories and photography from former volunteers living in Oregon. Those Peace Corps ...   More
 
Monday, February 28, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Oregon's Contribution to Peace on Earth


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Oregon ranks No. 4 among states for the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, according to lists released today detailing the top cities and states that produce Peace Corps volunteers. That's a slight increase from last year—with 246 volunteers calling Oregon home, according to the most recent numbers. Vermont, D.C. and Montana led the pack. Washington ranked seventh. Portland ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

Oregon and Washington Among the Top 10 on Peace Corps Volunteer Lists


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The Northwest scored well on lists released today by the Peace Corps that detail the top states and cities for volunteers in 2009. Corvallis was #2 per capita in top volunteer-producing metropolitan areas. Oregon was in the top 5 per capita. And Washington state was among the top five volunteer producing states overall. The Peace Corps notes that its overall number of applicants has increased ...   More
 
Monday, December 7, 2009 Brittany Rogers

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