PERTH AMBOY – Learn about the Peace Corps and celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary at an event to be held in the second floor community room at the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, 275 Hobart Street, Perth Amboy.
On May 12, from 4-6 p.m., anyone age 17 or older is invited to hear stories from former Peace Corps volunteers from several countries. A Peace Corps recruiter will be on hand to answer any questions, and the video “Life is Calling – How Far Will You Go?” will be shown.
Dr. Alan Goldsmith, president and founder of the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center and Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Perth Amboy/Carteret, will discuss how his Peace Corps service in Mexico and Venezuela changed his life and influenced the humanitarian work he continues to do.
The Peace Corps traces its roots to 1960, when then-Sen. John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. Through its history, the Peace Corps has adapted and responded to the issues of the times. From AIDS education to emerging technologies to environmental preservation to new market economies, Peace Corps volunteers have helped people around the globe build better lives for themselves.
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