Recruitment Stories From College to Peace Corps By Darrel Young Site Location: San Pablo, Nariño I was strolling across campus, about to begin my last semester of undergrad, looking toward law school [...]
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During our virtual dance party therapy event FOC raised a total of $2,300 for an inspiring organization selected by our dance instructor, Alé Tracy Chavarriaga, who worked with them as a Peace [...]
In celebration of #PeaceCorpsWeek, FOC worked with Francisco Santos, current Ambassador of Colombia to the US, to bring you a special video message. Many thanks to the Embassy of Colombia in [...]
By Jim Brown, Colombia IV (1962-1964) The Wild West years of Peace Corps recruiting were 1961 and 1962. An understaffed office in Washington was inundated by thousands of applications. There were delays, [...]
On February 5, 2021 - FOC hosted the panel "Discussing Race and Gender in 21st-Century Colombia." FOC's very own Dr. Taylor Owen Ramsey, Ph.D. moderated a timely and important discussion, "Race and [...]
Thanks to the generosity of our AMAZING members, FOC's recent End of Year campaign broke multiple fundraising records. Over the past two months, a total of 183 individual donations helped FOC raise $30,481, both [...]
This March, all Peace Corps Colombia volunteers were evacuated and forced to return to the United States. FOC helped welcome the 96 evacuated Colombia Peace Corps volunteers by hosting a virtual happy [...]