Archive - October 15, 2014

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Statistical Profile of Peace Corps Response Volunteers as of 9.30.13
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Peace Corps vs Posh Corps

Statistical Profile of Peace Corps Response Volunteers as of 9.30.13

In 2010, Peace Corps opened up the Peace Corps Volunteer Response Program to professionals who had never served in the Peace Corps.  Previously, the program had been designed to allow  only RPCVs to accept short term assignments with the Peace Corps to utilize the expertise they had gained through their Peace Corps service. Facts to note in this profile about the Peace Corps Response Program: 1) The total of Peace Corps Response applications for 2013 was 2631, actual applicants were 1506. There were 184 Peace Corps Response Volunteers, serving on September 30, 2013. Here is the chart showing these numbers: -2012 to April 2014, 14-0213_-_responsive_material_-_fy12_fy13_fy14- 2) It is very difficult to get detailed demographic data from Peace Corps. These statistics are already a year old.  It is not possible to know how many of the 1506 applicants documented in 2013 went on to serve in 2014. 3) My assumption is that the . . .

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Peace Corps vs Posh Corps

In the mail the other day I received a CD documentary film about the Peace Corps entitled, Posh Corps. The video was new to me, but it turned out that the documentary has been around for a year, and there have been several showings in California. I was out of the loop. The video focuses on Peace Corps Volunteers serving in South Africa in recent years. The disk also contains interviews with RPCVs who were in Asia, West Africa and Eastern Europe. Those interviews focus on the struggle that PCVs have in coming home. I see a lot of material produced by RPCVs, mostly books, but I was really impressed by what the director, producer and editor Alan Toth has achieved with this film. Alan was in South Africa from 2010-12. Today he works at a non-profit documentary production company in the San Francisco Bay area. Posh Corps is his . . .

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