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Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

Realize your Potential

Peace Corps


Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource—its people. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 69 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.
Coming from all walks of life and representing the rich diversity of the American people, Volunteers range in age from college students to retirees. Every Peace Corps Volunteer's experience is different. Whether teaching English to elementary school children in Zambia or launching a computer learning center in Moldova to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa or working on soil conservation in Panama, Volunteers bring their skills and life experiences where they are needed most.
Would you like to learn more about Peace Corps?  These links will take you to the Peace Corps website where you can gather more information.  If you still have questions, please contact the College of Southern Maryland Point of Contact, Sarah E. Merranko at or by contacting the Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning at (301) 934-2251, ext. 7367.



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