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As of October 2009, 351 Virginia residents are currently serving in the Peace Corps. More than 6,498 Virginia residents have served in the Peace Corps since 1961.


Peace Corps applications skyrocket - WQAD.com

Peace Corps applications skyrocket
WQAD.com
Local college students, preparing to volunteer for the Peace Corps, are getting encouragement from their peers who've already accepted the challenge. Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois was the first college in the country to establish a Peace Corps ...
Peace Corps sees record breaking applications, increased competition Daily Free Press (subscription)

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USA TODAY

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USA TODAY
Applications to the Peace Corps rose 70% this year after the organization overhauled its recruitment process last summer. More than 17,300 Americans applied for the Peace Corps in 2014 ? a 22-year high for the U.S. organization, founded March 1, 1961, ...
Peace Corps applications surge amid recent reforms Washington Post
Peace Corps applications soar after red tape cut Boston Globe
Peace Corps Sees Record Interest After Simplified Application Goes Online Nextgov (blog)
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My Turn: Reflections of a former Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone - Concord Monitor

My Turn: Reflections of a former Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone
Concord Monitor
Ma Sando, a village woman I knew during my Peace Corps days, called me two weeks ago from the top of a hill on the outskirts of Tokpombu ? the place where people gather with their phones and sim cards to access cell reception. She spoke frantically ...

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Peace Corps sees surge in applications - CapitalGazette.com

Peace Corps sees surge in applications
CapitalGazette.com
When Richard Murphy signed up for the Peace Corps last November, it was the start of a lengthy application process. The now-21-year-old Severna Park resident took about two weeks filling out personal information, writing essays and explaining why he ...

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'Peace Car' rolls onto campus to recruit for Peace Corps - Duke Chronicle

CBS Local

'Peace Car' rolls onto campus to recruit for Peace Corps
Duke Chronicle
The Peace Corps ?Peace Car? visited Duke yesterday as part of its journey to recruit students from around the country. One of four recruitment vehicles traveling around the nation from the Peace Corps' headquarters in Washington, D.C., the tan smart ...
Peace Corps memorial planning process begins for National Park Service WJLA
Project opens to build Peace Corps Memorial in DC WRIC

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To Get Member Applications Surging, Follow the Peace Corps - Associations Now

Associations Now

To Get Member Applications Surging, Follow the Peace Corps
Associations Now
In July, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced major reforms to the organization's recruitment and application process that included allowing candidates to choose the country where they want to serve, shortening the process, and ...

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A Daughter's Peace Corps Work in West Africa. A Mother's Heart. - Huffington Post

A Daughter's Peace Corps Work in West Africa. A Mother's Heart.
Huffington Post
This past weekend, Taylor left as a Peace Corps Volunteer -- part of her master's degree program at Oregon State University -- destined not for South America, where I thought they would surely send her because she speaks Spanish, but for Senegal, West ...

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Peace Corps revamps application process - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

Daily Free Press (subscription)

Peace Corps revamps application process
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
The Peace Corps introduced an updated application process this year which officials say has dramatically increased applicants. The University remains No. 2 among medium-sized schools on the list of the Peace Corps' top volunteer-producing colleges and ...
Peace Corps unveils shortened, digital application process Daily Free Press (subscription)

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Volunteer promotes Peace Corps during talk - Acorn

Volunteer promotes Peace Corps during talk
Acorn
Rachel Bueide, a former Peace Corps volunteer who came to Drew to talk about her experiences, explained how there are many opportunities and benefits with more than 80 Universities offering graduate degrees in over 100 fields of study. The largest ...

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Students applying to the Peace Corps face more competition - GW Hatchet (subscription)

GW Hatchet (subscription)

Students applying to the Peace Corps face more competition
GW Hatchet (subscription)
Students who apply to the Peace Corps this year will have to take fewer steps to join the service program, which could make it more selective. The organization started a push to recruit last week, highlighting the more relaxed process it launched this ...

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