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Congratulations To Our Week 7 Contest Winners!

Wed, 17 Nov, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org wishes to congratulate the winners of our Week 7 contest to find the best stories, photos and videos from the last 50 years of Peace Corps!

Congratulations to the following volunteers:

Neely Thomson (St. Vincent, 2009-2011) shared her heart-warming story about a boy named Cliff who can't get enough volleyball.
Click here to read this story.

Gary Schulze (Sierra Leone, 1961-1963) uploaded a incredible photo posing with his students in 1962.
Click here to view this photograph.

Terri Kempton (Nicaragua, 2000-2002) posted her video about how her parents' service in Peace Corps Turkey in the 60s inspired her to serve in Nicaragua.
Click here to watch this video.

Submit your story, photo, or video now for a chance to win a prize in next week's contest. The deadline to submit content for the Week 8 contest is Sunday night, November 21, at 11:59pm PDT.

Congratulations To Our Week 6 Contest Winners!

Tue, 09 Nov, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org wishes to congratulate the winners of our Week 6 contest to find the best stories, photos and videos from the last 50 years of Peace Corps!

Congratulations to the following volunteers:

Margaret Overbagh (RPCV Ukraine '02-'04) shared her story taking us on a jogging tour of her Ukrainian village.
Click here to read this story.

Rachel Papernick (RPCV Honduras '08-'10) uploaded a beautiful photo of the view through her host family's pila.
Click here to view this photograph.

Joe Busch (RPCV Guatemala '08-'10) posted his video about the Healthy Homes project to improve rural health conditions.
Click here to watch this video.

Submit your story, photo, or video now for a chance to win a prize in next week's contest. The deadline to submit content for the Week 7 contest is Sunday night, November 14, at 11:59pm PDT.

Congratulations To Our Week 5 Contest Winners!

Tue, 02 Nov, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org wishes to congratulate the winners of our Week 5 contest to find the best stories, photos and videos from the last 50 years of Peace Corps history!

Congratulations to the following volunteers:

Dan Klingenberg (RPCV Venezuela'62-'64) shared his story about serving as one of the first 1000 PCVs back in the day.
Click here to read this story.

Charlie Silverman (RPCV Morocco'05-'64) uploaded his photo of local boys watching something interesting.
Click here to view this photograph.

Rachel Hall (PCV Antigua & Barbuda'10-'12) for her video message to the youth of Antigua.
Click here to watch this video.

Submit your story, photo, or video now for a chance to win a prize in next week's contest. The deadline to submit content for the Week 6 contest is Sunday night at 11:59pm PDT.

Congratulations To Our Week 4 Contest Winners!

Tue, 26 Oct, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org wishes to congratulate the winners of our Week 4 contest to find the best stories, photos and videos from the last 50 years of Peace Corps history!

Congratulations to the following volunteers:

Lisa Smith, RPCV Morocco '05-'07, shared the story of her high-speed chase with a bus.
Click here to read this story.

Barbara Sheehan, RPCV Sierra Leone '69-'71, shared her photo with Ma Yeleba in "Woman Talk."
Click here to view this photograph.

Alexandria Blute, RPCV Madagascar '07-'08, posted her episode of Peace Corps' "Cribs".
Click here to watch this video.

Submit your story, photo, or video now for a chance to win a prize in next week's contest. The deadline to submit content for the Week 5 contest is Sunday night at 11:59pm PDT.

Congratulations To Our Week 3 Contest Winners!

Wed, 20 Oct, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org wishes to congratulate the winners of our Week 3 contest to find the best stories, photos and videos from the last 50 years of Peace Corps history!

Congratulations to the following volunteers:

Taylar Foster, RPCV Fiji '08-'10, shared the story of her farewell picnic parade.
Click here to read this story.

Karen Anderson, RPCV Madagascar '03-'05, uploaded her beautiful "Portrait of Good Friday."
Click here to view this photograph.

Casey Burnette, RPCV Vanuatu '02-'04, posted an adorable video introducing the kids in her site that made her service amazing.
Click here to watch this video.

Submit your story, photo, or video now for a chance to win a prize in next week's contest. The deadline to submit content for the Week 4 contest is Sunday night at 11:59pm PDT.

Congratulations To Our Week 2 Contest Winners!

Thu, 14 Oct, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org wishes to congratulate the winners of our Week 2 contest to find the best stories, photos and videos from the last 50 years of Peace Corps history!

Congratulations to the following volunteers:

Judy Figi, RPCV Sierra Leone '64-'66, shared the story of her return to her war-ravaged host country after 38 years.
Click here to read this story.

Judi Davis, RPCV Ukraine '04-'06, uploaded her "Keep It Clean" photograph highlighting a popular green campaign.
Click here to view this photograph.

John Garvey, PCV Burkina Faso '10-'12, posted a video offering his musical explanation of why he joined the Peace Corps.
Click here to watch this video.

Submit your content now for a chance to win a prize in next week's contest. The deadline to submit content for the Week 3 contest is Sunday night at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

ThirdGoal.org Congratulates Our Inaugural Weekly Contest Winners

Tue, 05 Oct, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org wishes to congratulate the winners of our inaugural weekly contest to find the best stories, photos and videos from the last 50 years of Peace Corps history!
Contests will run through the end of 2011 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps.

Jessica Morrison, RPCV Morocco '05-'07, shared her beautiful story about almost losing her late father's ring down the drain.
Click here to read this story.

Cara Lane, RPCV Morocco '05-'07, uploaded her stunning photograph of a woman determined to make a living as a weaver.
Click here to view this photograph.

Sarah Rogerson, RPCV Malawi '06-'08, posted her video that seems to encapsulate the PCV transportation experience.
Click here to watch this video.

Submit your content now for a chance to win a prize in next week's contest!

Chris Matthews (Swaziland '68-'70) Honors 49th Anniversary Peace Corps' Congressional Approval

Thu, 30 Sep, 2010 | Permanent link

If you missed this from last week's Hardball on MSNBC, RPCV Chris Matthews (Swaziland '68-'70) commemorated the 49th Anniversary of Congress approving the Peace Corps.

"Ask anyone who's volunteered and they'll tell you, it was the opportunity of their life, the moment they broke out of their world into a larger one, when they came face to face, probably on the other side of the globe, with a very different human experience."

Welcome to ThirdGoal.org!

Sun, 26 Sep, 2010 | Permanent link

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ThirdGoal.org is an opportunity for the 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers who have served since 1961 to collectively celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2011.

With weekly contests for the best story, photo, and video submissions, we'll collect the best content from the last 50 years of Peace Corps history and leverage our collective experience into a major donation to the Peace Corps community.

Read more about Our Bold Plans and sign up now to become a ThirdGoal.org Country Director.

For more information and feedback, contact ThirdGoal.org Editor Andrew Meyerson at andrew@thirdgoal.org.

Enjoy the site!

-Andrew
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Andrew T. Meyerson
andrew@thirdgoal.org
Editor, ThirdGoal.org
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
Morocco '05-'07

Countdown to Weekly Contest Deadline!

“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.