Rayna Rogers of Cleveland has volunteered throughout her life, both at home and abroad. As a student at the University of Dayton, she was inspired by the school’s motto, “Learn, Lead, Serve,” and volunteered with a service project called Wheels for Kids. “Applying to Peace Corps made perfect sense,” said Rogers, who earned her bachelor’s degree in political science in 2007.
Now Rogers, 31, is making a difference as a high school English teacher in Indonesia. She expects to finish her service in 2016 and then plans to attend graduate school. But this month, Rogers is at home on leave — and getting a head start on Peace Corps’ Third Goal, which encourages volunteers to share their international experiences with Americans. She will attend a Peace Corps recruitment event at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Cuyahoga County Public Library – Brooklyn Branch (4480 Ridge Road, Cleveland, Ohio). Attendees can hear from Rogers about her day-to-day life in Indonesia and learn about Peace Corps’ application process from recruiter Annabel Khouri. For more information about the event, contact Annabel at firstname.lastname@example.org.