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Friday, October 24, 2008

New RPCV Community Forms at State Department

Joining the Peace Corps is a great way to make a difference in the world, and some Returned Peace Corps Volunteers choose to continue providing service for a lifetime by accepting positions at the U.S. Department of State. Are you one of these admirable people? Then keep reading...

Tyler Sparks and Erik Schnotala of the U.S. Embassy in San Jose are both RPCVs, and could see a clear connection between their lives in the Peace Corps and their work at the State Department. So in order to communicate and network with fellow RPCVs, they formed RPCVs @ State.

Tyler says the main goals of this community are:
1) to publish information and news about development issues and other issues of interest to the returned Peace Corps community within the State Department.
2) to generate and stimulate discussions about development issues and other issues of interest to the returned Peace Corps community within the State Department.
3) to develop and strengthen the network of returned Peace Corps volunteers within the State Department.

Additionally, he hopes to encourage more RPCVs to join the Foreign Service, promote Peace Corps as an excellent service opportunity, and support PCV projects through the Peace Corps Partnership program.

If you are a current State Department employee, you can find out more about the community here.
Brilliant, right? Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?!

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