Peace Corps connecting with local disability community

The local Peace Corps office has reached out to Access Living. The Peace Corps would love to recruit people from the disability community and wants to ensure that members of the community are aware of what the Peace Corps has to offer.

On Tuesday, January 25, local representatives from the Peace Corps came to Access Living to present about what it's like to be a Peace Corps volunteer. The local representatives shared their stories of service abroad and encouraged members of the community to get involved. A few of the stories included some disability specific outreach, from a program geared toward people who are Deaf to a Peace Corps volunteer with cerebral palsy. The Peace Corps is integrated, and opportunities are available for people with disabilities.

If you are interested in learning more, contact the Peace Corps Chicago Regional Office with questions: 800-424-8580 or email to

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