Minnesota, Twin Cities rank as top producers of Peace Corps volunteers in 2013

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St. Paul residents Joshua Cook and Jennifer Klein are serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Ethiopia.

CHICAGO — Minnesota again this year ranks among the top-producing states, per capita, for Peace Corps volunteers. Currently, Minnesota produces 3.8 volunteers for every 100,000 state residents, making it No. 8 among states per capita in 2013.

Minnesota also ranks No. 13 among all states in total volunteers produced, with 206 currently serving Peace Corps volunteers calling Minnesota home.

Within Minnesota, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington area is home to 150 active Peace Corps volunteers and ranks No. 9 among metropolitan areas nationwide in total Peace Corps volunteers produced. Continue reading “Minnesota, Twin Cities rank as top producers of Peace Corps volunteers in 2013”