Peace Corps Applications UP

Applications to Peace Corps in 2013 were at a historic low.  In response, Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet launched a campaign to increase applications by streamlining the application process and touring college campuses to promote Peace Corps service. The strategy is winning. From the Peace Corps website:

“With our new, shorter application process, we’re seeing record numbers of Americans apply for Peace Corps service,” Hessler-Radelet said. “While the school year may have just begun, I want to make sure college seniors considering the Peace Corps apply as soon as possible so they can secure the volunteer position of their choice and leave for service shortly after graduation.”

Read the entire press release at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/media/forpress/press/2439/

And from the Twitter feed posted on the Peace Corps website:

We’re so close to setting application numbers history! Will yours be the one that pushes us over? ‪http://1.usa.gov/1rYeC3Nb ‪#ApplyPC

Last fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, applications numbered 10,091.  To read more about that number, see my earlier

post at: http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/applications-are-down-but-is-peace-corps-coming-or-going/

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