By Holly Hobbs
Sep. 02, 2011
Service agency celebrates its 50th anniversary
Clifton resident Jenny Beth Dyess might have joined the Peace Corps to help change lives, but after two years working in Africa as a volunteer, she says she is the one who has changed.
The 25-year-old college graduate left for her two-year service in the United Republic of Tanzania in June 2009 and returned Aug. 26. Although it is her first time home, Dyess said she wants to go back to Tanzania, a country that taught her a lot.
“The community — the community environment and how they worked together — that was really powerful to me. It helped me learn a lot about myself,” Dyess said. “I was an environmental volunteer, so my program was about training for environmental sustainability.”