Ashoka Helps Peace Corps Community Leaders Grow Purpose-Driven Groups

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Teaching “Capacity building” is a familiar activity to returned Peace Corps volunteers and their counterparts, but we could all benefit from a little organizational coaching.

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A Towering Task

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The RPCV/W Board of Directors was recently approached by Alana DeJoseph, who is working on a documentary about the Peace Corps. She asked if RPCV/W would support her project in three ways:

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Virtual Peace Corps Ukraine, Reflections From a Panelist

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“Would you be willing to speak on a panel about your service in Ukraine?”

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Town Hall Recap

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Tuesday's Town Hall was a great success! Many thanks to the Office of the Third Goal for the strong organization, Peace Corps HQ's tech team for streaming the meeting around the world, and, of course, Carrie, for taking part in the discussion. 
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Reflections of a Volunteer with We Are Family

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I moved to Colombia Heights after living in Latin America for the past 4 years. Many who live in the DC area know it’s difficult to get that feeling of community. I was looking for a solution and delivering food to elderly in need with We Are Family seemed like a perfect way to meet my neighbors. 

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2013 - 2014 Annual Report Published

Each year, RPCV/W summarizes its activities with an annual report written by its Board of Directors and edited by the Secretary. This is the report for the period of July 2013 to June 2014. 

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Thank You From Village X

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Hi RPCV/W,

Just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for supporting Village X's successful Indiegogo campaign. It was a slog; at times I wanted to cry ... no, seriously, I wanted to weep like a child, but, as I'm sure you know by now (sorry for not getting to this sooner), we raised 105% of our goal. 

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Live Infographics from the 2014 Survey

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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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