Our Fall work project is this Saturday, Nov 1, 9:00 tip noon at Well House, 600 Cass, SE (between Jefferson and Lafayette). Please arrive promptly; there is a necessary orientation before work begins. Tools will be provided. You need only supply your own work gloves.
The Peace Corps Announces Record-Breaking Application Numbers in 2014 | Peace Corps: “The Peace Corps Announces Record-Breaking Application Numbers in 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps announced that 17,336 Americans applied for two-year service positions in fiscal year 2014 – a 22-year high for the agency and an increase in applications of more than 70 percent over last year. In 1992, the Peace Corps received 17,438 applications, with the next highest number of applications received in 1979 at 18,159. Today’s announcement follows historic changes to Peace Corps’ application and selection process that have made applying to the Peace Corps simpler, faster, and more personalized than ever before.
‘This milestone reminds us that Americans today want to serve others and make a difference, and we are making great strides to reduce barriers to service and modernize the Peace Corps,’ Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. ‘There is great demand for Peace Corps volunteers around the world, and our reforms have better positioned us to offer assignments where volunteers have the most interest in serving and are able to make the greatest contribution.’”
Today, RPCV’s of West Michigan transplanted a tree for a Habitat for Humanity House in the Wealthy Street area in-between Diamond and Fuller. The Sugar Maple, labor and equipment were all donated to beautify this new home for a young family. This has been a steady, dedicated effort on the part of one of our rpcv’s below. The family was amazed at how this mature tree transformed their yard for their children and the entire neighborhood.
Due to a strong chance of rain in the forecast,
we are going to cancel the outing to PJ Hoffmaster on Sunday, Sept 21.
Peace Corps – Opportunity Portal: “Where do you want to go?”
Peace Corps updates its Application Process in a very big way. Take a look if you are interested in applying for a Volunteer opportunity.