Kurstin Mazzoni, 23, of South Milwaukee, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Peru Aug. 18 to begin training as an urban youth development volunteer. Mazzoni will live and work at the community level to support teachers and parents in understanding and approaching youth in Peru. Additionally, she will help youth improve their self-esteem, life skills, leadership skills, organizational skills, vocational skills, educational achievement, and community involvement.
“I’ve always had the desire to volunteer on an international basis,” Mazzoni said. “Since middle school, I’ve been saying I would join the Peace Corps and it’s finally happening. As a social worker, it’s always been my passion to advocate and support communities in need.” Continue reading “South Milwaukee native seeks to find home in Peace Corps Peru”