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Community Spotlight: Portia Boykin

Portia’s Peace Corps Experience in Ecuador By Portia Boykin Even though this year will be the 10 year anniversary of the start of my Peace Corps journey, I still would consider it as a vivid recent memory. I often find a way to incorporate my Peace Corps experience in Ecuador into my daily life. The … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Melvin P. Foote

By: Jalen McNeal I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Melvin P. Foote, who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), a pioneer in the field of African Affairs, the President and CEO of Constituency for Africa, and an impassioned world traveler– specifically to the continent of Africa, where he focuses on creating and implementing … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Leslie Jean-Pierre

By: Jalen McNeal In recognition of Black History Month, I interviewed the founder of Little Black Village, Leslie Jean-Pierre. I have had the privilege of learning about Leslie’s volunteer and travel experiences through the Little Black Village website and initiatives, and I felt he would be the perfect interviewee to answer some questions I had … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Dionte Driskell

By: Jalen McNeal Dionte Driskell is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), Morehouse graduate, business owner, and avid traveler. I had the opportunity to interview Dionte on his Peace Corps experience and how it has given breath to his current lifestyle as a Rwandan resident, stress-free entrepreneur, agriculturalist, and adventurer. Following his graduation from Morehouse … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Addison DeMoss

 Black and Abroad: Thoughts From a Solitary Traveler   By: Addison DeMoss Walking through my Bairro in Mozambique during a relatively brisk evening, I decided to have a quick  drink before returning home and settling down. At this stage, I had been fairly integrated into my  community for nearly one year, but there is always someone … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Byron L. Williams

“Colder than a polar bear’s toenails” was a line from the famous Outkast song that immediately flew to the front of my mind when my wife and I learned we were chosen to be Education sector volunteers in Ukraine, Eastern Europe. We knew it was going to be quite an adjustment for our Las Vegas, … Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Isaac Eaves

I translated my passion for service and interest in international travel into service as Peace Corps Volunteer. Continue reading

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Quincy Jones Gives Back To His Community

Putting his overseas’ experience to work: Returned Peace  Corps Volunteer Quincy Jones What a way to give back to the community you live in. Quincy Jones truly puts his Peace Corps experience to use back at home for the benefit of his community. Quincy grew up in Osborn, then headed off to Michigan State University. … Continue reading

The Importance of Minority Traveling

The Importance of Minority Traveling By Addison DeMoss I am Addison DeMoss, a recent graduate of Morehouse College and a future Peace Corps volunteer. Throughout my life, I have been fascinated with the idea of traveling and discovering new cultures. Because of the opportunities presented to me, I have been fortunate to visit places such … Continue reading

Global Community: Books for Swaziland

Books for Swaziland: A Different Perspective of Life in Swaziland   My name is Sagal Osman. I am a Youth Development volunteer serving in the Kingdom of Swaziland, a small landlocked country in southern Africa.    I was born in the horn of East Africa, in Somalia, but I grew up in Seattle, Washington. When … Continue reading

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