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  • Posted by Jon Carson on March 29, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Jon Carson, former Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, illustrates the power of service and the importance of working with, not for, a community.



  • Posted by C.D. Glin on March 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    C.D. Glin, a former Peace Corps Volunteer and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Partnerships with Peace Corps, explains his experience as one of the first Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa.



  • Posted by Congressman John Garamendi on March 28, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Congressman John Garamendi, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia and representative of the 10th Congressional District in California, shares his story of service and the how it has shaped decisions he has made through his career in public service.



  • Posted by Congressman Sam Farr on March 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Congressman Sam Farr, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia and representative of the 17th Congressional District of California, reflects on his Peace Corps service and the lessons he learned that have guided his public service career.



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    Divya Kumaraiah, Policy Assistant to the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, explores the holistic and collaborative veterns service organization, the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.



  • Posted by Iris Dooling on March 24, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Iris Dooling, Program Specialist for the Louisiana State AmeriCorps program for Habitat for Humanity and 2010 Eli J. Segal Fellow at Corporation for National Community Service, shares the skills and perspective she gained and the impact she had on communities.



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    Posted by Sonal Shah on March 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Sonal Shah, Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, reflects on the Points of Light Institute tribute to President George H. W. Bush and the important role service plays in achieving our national priorities.



  • Posted by Sara R. Lopez on March 17, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Sara R. Lopez, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a Program Specialist in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Partnerships with Peace Corps, talks about the transformational power of her volunteer experience.



  • Posted by Christa Gannon on March 16, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Christa Gannon, Founder and Executive Director of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, reflects on her journey working with youth in the juvenile justice system in California.



  • Posted by Donna Shalala on March 15, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami, reflects on her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer and the power every one of us has to create change.