Green Bay ranks No. 10 on Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Metro Areas Per Capita in 2015

Kimberly Hyden is a native of Green Bay, Wis., and a currently serving volunteer in the East Caribbean.
Kimberly Hyden is a native of Green Bay, Wis., and a currently serving volunteer in the East Caribbean.

CHICAGO –Green Bay, Wis., ranks 10th on Peace Corps’ list of the top volunteer-producing metro areas per capita in 2015, the agency announced today. With 18 residents currently serving worldwide, Green Bay generated 5.72 Peace Corps volunteers for every 100,000 residents. By comparison, the state of Wisconsin produced 3.4 Peace Corps volunteers per capita.

Volunteers hailing from Green Bay are among the more than 220,000 Americans who have served around the world as agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health and youth in development volunteers since the agency was founded by President John F. Kennedy. Since 1961, 6,049 Wisconsin residents have served as Peace Corps volunteers, with 197 currently in the field.   Continue reading “Green Bay ranks No. 10 on Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Metro Areas Per Capita in 2015”

Columbia ranks No. 4 on Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Metro Areas Per Capita in 2015

Alan Strathman lived in Colubmia, Mo., for 25 years before beginning his Peace Corps service in the East Caribbean.
Alan Strathman lived in Colubmia, Mo., for 25 years before beginning his Peace Corps service in the East Caribbean.

CHICAGO –  Columbia, Mo., ranks No. 4 on Peace Corps’ list of the top volunteer-producing metro areas per capita in 2015, the agency announced today. With 12 residents currently serving worldwide, Columbia generated 6.95 Peace Corps volunteers for every 100,000 residents in 2015. By comparison, the state of Missouri produced 2.3 Peace Corps volunteers per capita.

Volunteers hailing from Columbia are among the more than 220,000 Americans who have served around the world as agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health and youth in development volunteers since the agency was founded by President John F. Kennedy. Since 1961, 3,344 Missouri residents have served as Peace Corps volunteers, with 141 currently in the field.   Continue reading “Columbia ranks No. 4 on Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Metro Areas Per Capita in 2015”

Indianapolis resident begins Peace Corps service in Eastern Caribbean

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Patrick Daniel Zimet, 23, of Indianapolis has been accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for the Eastern Caribbean Jan. 24 to begin training as a youth development volunteer. Zimet will make a difference by living and working in a community to teach healthy lifestyle skills and nutrition as well as extracurricular activities to local students.

“My desire to help others and a lifelong passion for adventure, learning, and other cultures fueled my interest in the Peace Corps and motivated me to apply,” he said.

Zimet is the son of Lynne and Greg Zimet and a graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2011. Continue reading “Indianapolis resident begins Peace Corps service in Eastern Caribbean”