Meet Your Peace Corps Recruiter: Flora Tano

DSCN5430

Name: Flora Tano
Country of Service: China, 2013-15
Assignment:  Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Recruitment Territory: Chicagoland

When you applied where you did hope to go or hoped to do?
I had no particular preference; however, I assumed that being a native French speaker and from the Ivory Coast would automatically destine me for an African country.  I was wrong. Peace Corps had something else for me. Continue reading “Meet Your Peace Corps Recruiter: Flora Tano”

Aurora, Ill., residents begin Peace Corps service in Guyana

Roe.Stacy_and_Lemberg.Casey_Guyana

Married Aurora, Ill., residents Stacy Roe, 27, and Casey Lemberg, 27, have been accepted into the Peace Corps will depart for Guyana May 1. Roe will make a difference as a community health promoter and will educate young people on healthy lifestyles, work with expectant mothers and infants on health concerns, and educate on communicable diseases and nutrition. Lemberg will serve as a community education promoter and teach conversational English and content-based English in middle and high schools, in addition to building resources with local teachers.

“I have always wanted to help others and do that in my current profession,” Roe said. “Peace Corps gives me the opportunity to reach out on a more global level.” Continue reading “Aurora, Ill., residents begin Peace Corps service in Guyana”