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Little Known Facts

These little known facts just in from Rajeev Goyal, RPCV (Nepal) and motive force behind Push for Peace Corps (www.pushforpeacecorps.org). * Today the Peace Corps is half the size it was in 1966. Then there were over 15,000 volunteers in the field. Now there are 7800. *In 2009, the number of volunteers sent to the field was down by 500. Bad budget year. *There are 19 countries still waiting for the volunteers they requested years ago. Maybe the stories from Peace Corps at 50 can serve as a reminder that Peace Corps is not an artifact of a more idealistic time in US history, but a durable, sustainable model for how to get along in a world energized by cultures wildly different from our own.