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Ohio Ranks 10th For Peace Corp Volunteers

Ohio is one of the top states for sending volunteers to the Peace Corps, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. The organization said Thursday that Ohio now ranks 10th for volunteers in the Peace Corps, with 332 who call the state home. California is No. 1, followed by New York and Texas. About three out of every 100,000 Ohio residents have joined the Peace Corps, and more than 6,700 volunteers have come from the state during the last half century. The Peace Corps has recruiters in Cleveland and Cincinnati and on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus. Since 1961, more than 200,000 Americans have served in the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of 139 countries.