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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The new system appears to be dramatically shorter and more transparent, offering the applicant new criteria and key information such as the date they can expect to receive an invitation to serve. 

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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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