The Peace Corps in Mexico

By Jon Sievert

Although the Peace Corps was founded more than 50 years ago, it was not established in Mexico until 2004. Peace Corps México Director Daniel C. Evans will discuss the goals and achievements that U.S. Volunteers have had in collaboration with their Mexican counterparts at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.

UU Service
The Peace Corps in Mexico
By Daniel C. Evans
Sun, Aug 3, 10:30am
Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

The collaboration began at the request of Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), which expressed interest in working with the Peace Corps in several of its technical research centers in an effort to strengthen how knowledge, processes, and technologies were being generated and transferred to those directly impacting the quality of life in Mexico. In anticipation of the arrival of the first group of Volunteers in October 2004, the Peace Corps established its offices in Querétaro, where they remain today. Currently, there are about 72 Volunteers with an average age of 48 working throughout most of central Mexico in large and small cities, towns, and rural communities. Most have Masters or Doctorate degrees and a minimum of three years of professional experience.

The support they provide to their host institutions ranges from helping a small community to develop a useful project, to promoting environmental education, or working with a center for scientific and technological development.

Director Evans is an International development and conservation specialist with experience in the United States, Latin America, and Africa. As a Peace Corps Country Director, he is involved in strategic planning, program management, natural resource management, conservation, climate change, food security, agricultural and economic development, strategic planning, program management and evaluation, and executive leadership. He holds a PhD in ecology and M.S. in international agricultural development from the University of California, Davis.

Special music for the service will be provided by Paula Peace, the director and principal pianist for the world-renowned Atlanta Chamber Players. The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at

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