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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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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