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Peace Corps Casts Wider Net For Recruitment With Faith-Based Organizations

by: Martina Guzmán

June 17, 2014

United States Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is in Detroit today to speak to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. As part of its new strategy… the Peace Corps is casting a wider net for recruitment and strengthening relationships with faith-based organizations across the country.

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will part of a panel discussion on June 17th at 3:30 PM about the important role faith-based organizations play in global service. The discussion, titled Embracing the Vision: Global Servant Leadership Opportunities, aims to outline how everyday people can take action to make a difference.

Hessler-Radelet will be joined by Republic of Botswana Ambassador to the U.S. Her Excellency Tebelelo Seretse; Republic of Botswana Embassy Second Secretary of Economic Affairs Mr. Masego Nkgomotsang; and officials from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Peace Corps is committed to fielding a volunteer force that reflects the rich diversity of America and is revitalizing its recruitment and outreach to cast a wider net than ever before. The agency is working to strengthen engagement with faith-based organizations across the country, building on existing collaborations with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Relief Services and Aga Khan Foundation. Today, the Peace Corps is not only a chance for Americans to make a difference, but also a training ground and launching pad for a 21st century career.