El Director de Cuerpo de Paz Aaron Williams visitará la República Dominicana junto a su equipo de trabajo del 31de Agosto al 2 de Septiembre del 2009. El Sr. Williams fue Voluntario del Cuerpo de Paz entre 1967 y 1970, inicialmente en un programa de entrenamiento para maestros rurales en Monte Plata, República Dominicana, y extendió su servicio por un tercer año para trabajar como profesor de métodos de enseñanza en la Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, en Santiago. Luego de completar su servicio, trabajó para el Cuerpo de Paz como coordinador de reclutamiento de minorías y oficial de evaluación de proyectos en su ciudad natal de Chicago (1970-1971).
Peace Corps Volunteer "Expedition Ramble" writes: Aaron Williams Came!
Yesterday Aaron Williams came to visit us at our training and talk with us, after he met with the Vice President of the DR of course! For those of you who don’t know who Aaron Williams is, he is the new director of the PC, appointed recently by Obama.
So why did he come to visit the PC in the DR you ask? Aaron Williams was a former PC Volunteer in the DR and while in his service he married a country native! His speech was by far the most motivational part of my training thus far. He talked to us about what he wants to do with the PC, and how he wants to change it and grow it. Apparently out of the 14,000 applications only 4,000 positions were available for the past entrance, which makes me feel really good about my resume! I can only hope that he will be able to grow the PC as he promised and make the application promise slightly better than what I went through!
Peace Corps Volunteer "Fireworks and Hurricanes" writes: Inspiration
I had absolutely no idea what to expect after being told that the International Director was to visit with us. My natural assumption was that some old, albeit important, man was going to come and share his slightly dated and/or mundane ideas with a group full of twentysomethings. What we got was anything but that. Director Williams, fresh off his appointment by President Obama, was young, engaging and, most of all, inspiring. He took our questions, ate lunch with us and took the time really listen to us and not simply talk at us.
To hear his story as to why he joined the Peace Corps decades ago and how it changed his life for the better very much reinforced the reasons I am here. He has been right here in our shoes as a PCDR trainee and future volunteer. His visit as a real treat and a dose of inspiration to take with us into our service.