| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:32 PM
When Sarah Panzer was in the seventh grade in Lakeville, Minn., a Peace Corps volunteer spoke to her Spanish class.
Since then, it was her dream to join the Peace Corps.
Now Sarah and her husband, Aberdeen native Jordan Wein, are Peace Corps...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
A Democratic state senator running for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old congressional seat suggested Monday that voters should “turn the page” away from the district’s scandal-filled history of representation, even as a rival...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor.
It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The U.S. Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex couples who wish to serve overseas together for the first time next month, the agency announced Tuesday.
The move follows a broader shift by the Obama administration toward publicly...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 50 Years Ago — Last weekend more than 600 people crowded into the Niland Marina, Saturday night and Sunday morning, the parking and camping areas were full, and still more people were seen camping in the nearby desert area.
Into the Salton...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job.
Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Yes, sugar daddy! With student loan debt topping a trillion dollars, it doesn't sound half bad, does it? But before you start getting vulgar ideas, we're talking about legal ways to get other people to pay for some or all of your...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government.
To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:38 PM
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind.
The classrooms at the former Sacred...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans.
That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Kayla Jo Cross, a 2009 Petoskey High School graduate, will perform — among other local talents — during a benefit concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, an effort to raise funds for her trip with the Global Service Corps, an international service...