Thoughts on the new Peace Corps application process

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On July 15, the Peace Corps unveiled several major changes to their online application and selection process. According to Peace Corps, the new system will be "simpler, faster and more personalized than ever before.

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Peace Corps Changed My Life Before I Was Even Born

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When my father was 12 his father died. At his funeral he met a man named Kevin O’Donnell and his wife Peg O’Donnell, who were close friends of his Dad. My dad told me that he had an immediate connection to this man and wished he could be his father. 

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#DCPRIDE2014

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We marched in the DC Pride Parade over the weekend and it was glorious.

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Congratulations Carrie!

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Carrie Hessler-Radelet was confirmed as the 19th Director of the Peace Corps yesterday. We applaud the work that she has already accomplished on behalf of the Peace Corps Community and look forward to a bright future for the agency.

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The Problem with Peace Corps

There is a problem with Peace Corps, and I do not mean the agency. It is with the Peace Corps community and our lack of progress sharing what we have learned with Americans -- our cherished “Third-Goal.”

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Let's take a closer look at Non-Competitive Eligibility

Have you heard of Executive Order 11103?

Of course you have, though you may know it by another name: Noncompetitive eligibility (NCE).

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Endorsement: Maricarmen Smith-Martinez

The Group Leaders Forum (GLF) Coordinator is an elected position of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). It's not an easy job, but we think we've found the best person to do it. 

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Attitude: Your most important asset

We play many roles in life and by far my favorite is as the Professional Development Director for RPCV/W. 

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Share this invitation

Every year, RPCV/W gathers at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy to share a few sentimental stories and meditate on his legacy. The event is set for May 29, 2014, and this year we developed a special graphic that you can share with your friends and family.

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RPCV/W T-Shirts Are Here!

Need something to wear at the next community service or social event? Want to show your support for RPCV/W? The first-ever RPCV/W t-shirts are available for purchase!

T-shirts are $15 and can either be picked up at: 1) the next event, 2) a pre-arranged drop-off location, or 3) mailed (S&H not included in the original price). They make great gifts as well, but we only ordered 100. So act now!

To order, visit: https://rpcvw.nationbuilder.com/tshirts

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Every two years, we officially sponsor a grassroots nonprofit that shares our goals and values. We call this program our Partnership for Peace. Our current Partner is Liberty's Promise.