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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Want to get involved? Become a mentor/mentee!

March is Mentorship Outreach Month!

Are you looking for a way to reconnect with the Peace Corps community? Remember what it was like re-adjusting to life in the U.S.? Or are you recently returned and seeking personal or professional advice? 

RPCV/W has partnered with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Mentoring Program to help match RPCVs to provide career advice, grad school help, or general support with readjustment to the area and/or to life back in the U.S.  Mentors and mentees from all fields, ages, and walks of life are welcome. To learn more, please go to http://rpcvw.nationbuilder.com/mentoring.

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#PCWeek2014

Here's what people are sharing on social media to mark Peace Corps Week 2014. If something doesn't look right, here it is on Storify.

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Back on - Call for Articles

Now that the website is functional and the pageviews are growing, we're bringing back our regular blog. Contributions are welcome.

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Sports

SPORTS! They are awesome, so naturally RPCV/W organizes at least one official sports team each quarter. So far we've played softball, flag football, and dodgeball. In the springtime, we'll start a kickball league and a soccer league. 

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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.