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Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County Thursday, July 17, 2014 Vol. 47 No. 29 by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin As a community Immokalee is extremely supportive of its youth. That fact keeps surfacing time and time again. The latest example is an effort by Florida Community Bank to recognize the exceptional talent, dedication and courage of this year’s Immokalee High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The bank held a small reception at iTECH July 10 for these two impressive young ladies Dulce Mendoza and Jennifer Acevado to share their thoughts with current middle and high school students. The event was the brainchild of Luis Cartegena, Florida Community Bank Manager, whose vision to inspire Immokalee students to their highest potential was itself inspired by the story of Dulce and Jennifer reported in the Immokalee Bulletin earlier this year. Each has earned a full scholarship and both have chosen to attend college in Arcadia, Pa. Jennifer is looking forward to becoming a top international business woman Dulce’s dream is help others see their own beauty and worth through dentistry or dermatology. Both young ladies have worked hard through life’s challenges to rst reach the top of their class, then reach beyond. Each young lady took a turn at the microphone, offering their own stories as proof that success is attainable for everyone. Luis said Dulce and Jennifer are ready to “take it to the next level” and to inspire younger students to making higher decisions and to follow up on them. Jennifer told the group that she is the eldest of two sisters. Because her father was deported, it’s just been the two sisters with their mother for a long time. She said she enjoyed middle school and high school and always got good grades because her mother “expected them from me.” All her life she watched her mother work menial jobs in packinghouses, in the elds. Jennifer often was up at 2 a.m. cooking something for her mother to eat. “It was hard,” she admits, but feels it has helped her mature. Jennifer took three college courses from Edison State College (now Florida Southwestern College) while at I.H.S. The classes were hard, she admits, but she passed. As a junior she visited a Pennsylvania school where she met lots of other young people. She had to overcome her shyness and learn to open herself up talk to other students and found it was easy to interact with them. She explained that college is different from high school. The Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantJennifer Acevado Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantDulce Mendoza Students’ successful life begins in school See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Community School raises its grade IMMOKALEE – Immokalee Community School, a charter school tailored to the culture of farmw orking families, raised its school grade for the third consecutive year on Friday by earning a “B.” “This resulted from hard, targeted work,” said Juana Brown, director of charter schools for the school’s non-pro t parent, Redlands Christian Migrant Association. “Everyone at the school followed clear goals and made deliberate progress.” Headquartered in Immokalee, RCMA also operates 70 child-care centers in 21 Florida counties – all in low-income farming communities. Immokalee Community School has 240 students in kindergarten through the sixth grade, including 38 percent whose families migrate for farm work and 93 percent who qualify for free or reduced-price See Grade — Page 2 The Immokalee High School (IHS) BETA Club made history once again at the 34th National BETA Convention held in Richmond, Virginia at the end of June. This year’s convention theme “ Making History with BETA” held true for the Indians as they were crowned the national champion in the character skit category – a rst-ever for the Immokalee High BETAs. The team of 55 students also took the national championship in the campaign skit category, second place in group talent and scrapbook, and fourth place in banner. IHS Junior Regine Francois nished in the top three in the national BETA secretarial race. BETA Club sponsor Linda Ayer says, “We had a very inexperienced group, but with the leadership of a few talented seniors, our performances were amazing! Our legacy remains strong!” BETA stands for Better Education Through Achievement. The club motto is “Let us lead by serving others,” and club members do a lot of school and community service work throughout the year. Next year, Immokalee High will celebrate 60 years since the school’s BETA Club was chartered. Students and club sponsors sincerely thank their loyal supporters for helping them continue to make history. Beta Club brings home national championships See Photos — Page 5 See Success — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin July 17, 2014 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website: Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit or email Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€ To operate this newspaper as a public trust € To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. € To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. € To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. € To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. € To disclose our own con”icts of interest or potential con”icts to our readers. € To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. € To provide a right to reply to those we write about. € To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. Masthead photo courtesy of Waddy Thompson Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County work is harder and more in depth. You must prepare yourself now. She warned the younger students to know the consequences of your actions and always make the right choices. “If you mess up in your freshman year, it’s hard to pick it up,” she said. “The teachers will always help you,” she noted, “but it’s all up to you.” She said she is determined to make the most of her life, adding, “I just want to be better.” Luis pointed out that many kids don’t think college is for them and went to the audience for their stories. One young college woman in the audience told her story. She became part of The Immokalee Foundation late not till her senior year at I.H.S. Still, she managed to get to Florida International University. You have to want it, she told the group. Her family struggled with money, she said, but told the younger kids “It’s not about the money.” It’s about nding out what you want and committing yourself to succeeding. Dulce came to the US from Mexico when she was three-and-a-half years old and had no English skills when she started kindergarten so her parents got her the tutoring she needed. Her dad worked in the elds, then got into construction where he was injured and is now unable to work. Her mom has worked in the linen industry for 11 years. “Success is not overnight,” she told her audience, ”it takes years of dedication, commitment and sacri ce.” At rst she worked hard trying to “do it all” homework, practice, meetings and work but found she needed to concentrate on academic success and being active so she learned to prioritize her sophomore year, focusing on BETA and Guadalupe Center as well as academics. She took a lot of AP classes and caught up on Algebra over the summer. As a junior she dual enrolled at Edison State College (now Florida Southwestern). During the summer she had the opportunity to go to Cambridge, MA to Harvard what she called “the best experience of her life.” She went alone and so had to learn to make friends from all over the world. She told the younger students that it’s important to learn to share your story, your life, with others. She did early admission to FGCU her senior year, taking a full college load stressful but worth it. All her work was rewarded when she was named Valedictorian for 2014. She nished with a 5.479 weighted GPA. Dulce is dedicated to school and her community and determined to give back what she can. Both young women found the support they needed through the Guadalupe Center, where they both mentored younger students, and The Immokalee Foundation. Noemi Perez, The Immokalee Foundation Program Manager for Take Stock in Children and College Success was on hand. She said she was one of rst students at the new I.M.S. building. The recommended the Take Stock in Kids program because they all go through the same struggles. She said she herself wanted to do different things growing up. She saw her famil y struggling, and knew there was something different out there. At the Guadalupe Center, she said the kids make her day, and she is making lifelong friends with those kids. Guadalupe Mentor Coordinator Michelle Kennedy, another I.H.S. graduate, advised, “Don’t put yourself in a box. Think big.” A 12-year banking veteran, Luis invited the students to come to Florida Community Bank to see what banking is all about. He said he’d like open the students’ eyes to a career in nance. He said he is new to Immokalee and has never seen a community so invested in its children. He wants to celebrate kids willing to go forward into the world and “champion kids willing to go for it,” like Dulce and Jennifer. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantNoemi Perez of The Imokalee Foundation, Brenda Pulida of Florida Comunity Bank, Dulce Mendoza and Luis Cartegena, manager, Florida Community Bank. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantNoemi Perez of The Imokalee Foundation, Brenda Pulida of Florida Comunity Bank, Jennifer Acevado and Luis Cartegena, manager, Florida Community Bank. SuccessContinued From Page 1 lunches based on low family incomes. The school’s “B” on Friday was easily the highest grade earned among Immokalee’s six elementary schools. “We’re delighted to receive the higher grade, but I have mixed feelings about celebrating this,” said Barbara Mainster, RCMA’s executive director. “Everybody at this school worked passionately in prior years too, but they were branded with lower grades then. These test scores have not been a reliable measure of what schools really are accomplishing. I would rather we looked at kids we served going on to college.” GradeContinued From Page 1 Your community directory is a click away! Free Speech Free Ads


The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more uids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your healthcare provider generally limits the amount of uid you drink or has you on water pills, ask them how much you should drink while the weather is hot. Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar–these actually cause you to lose more body uid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps. Stay indoors and, if at all possible, in an air-conditioned place. Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an airconditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loosetting clothing. NEVER leave anyone (or a pet) in a closed, parked vehicle. Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on: o Infants and young children o People aged 65 or older o People who have a mental illness o Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure Visit “at-risk adults at least twice a da y and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, as well. If you must be out in the heat: Limit your outdoor activity. Cut down on exercise in the hottest parts of the day. When you exercise, drin k two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic uids each hour. Try to rest often in shady areas. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels). 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SUMMER SPECIAL! 3 Immokalee Bulletin July 17, 2014 Celebrate the SpiritThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Missionaries of the Immokalee Branch would like to invite all to a Celebration of the Spirit. Come join us at 1335 15th Street N next to the Royals Furniture store at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014. There will be a barbecue and delicious desserts. This is an opportunity to bring your family and friends for a tour of the Church Building where we will answer any questions you may have.Little League clinicParents, now is the time to get your kids signed up for our baseball and softball clinics. Immokalee Little League and Parks and Recreation are partnering up to start a 12w eek program so your child can learn the basic fundamentals of baseball and softball. Our clinics will begin July 07 till October 04 and will run approximately 12 weeks. The days of the clinics will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, Mon. and Tues. from 6:30-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The ages for our clinic will run from 9 y ears old to 15 years of age boys or girls. A small fee of $40.00 will be collected at the time of registration. You can register at the Immokalee Sports Complex (Swimming Pool). If you any questions feel free to give us a call at the numbers provided. Thank You again and we will see you there at the Little League Park. By all means if you would like to volunteer, we are always looking for volunteers. You will also be able to ll out an application at the Immokalee Sports Complex as w ell. Stephen Herrera 239-658-4071 William Trevino 239-324-3072 Free backpacksLipman has given away over 1,200 free backpacks lled with supplies for elementary and middle school children in Immokalee. and is ready to continue this popular and helpful community event. Enjoy fee Food, Entertainment, & Giveaways. Saturday August 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia Street. Children must be present. Lipman regala mas de 1,200 Mochilas Gratis para los Nio’s de la Escuela Elementar y Secundaria de Immokalee. Ninos necesitan estar presente.Christmas Around the WorldChristmas around the World Parade and Gala Event is the second largest Winter Event in Southwest Florida. The event is DECEMBER 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m, (Christmas Parade is directly across from The Seminole Casino of Immokalee) and continues immediately after the parade. ”The Snow Gala” begins at the Aquatic Park @ 505 Escambia Street. In August, the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Committee will announce the Christmas Parade theme and have the entire Christmas Event Packages ready to come to you. If you need additional information on the above, please contact Cherryle Thomas@ 239-657-0080 or Mariela Romero @ 239658-0704.Summer funKids! Get ready for the summer programs at Immokalee South Park, at 418 School Dr.: Movie night August 8; $5.00 Daddy and me dance. School aged dances. We also have space available for rent. For more information and upcoming events feel free to call us at 239-252IMSP(4677).Register for Pop WarnerApply with the Immokalee Seminoles Pop Warner League for Cheer and Football players ages 5-15 for the upcoming sport season. If you would like to register your child you can pick up an application at the Print Shop, 1390 North 15th Street Suite 300 (across the Florida Community Bank) or go online at You may register Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Print Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Community Briefs Prevent heat-related illness


4 Immokalee Bulletin July 17, 2014 Submitted photosModi ed RV to bring employment services to ve countiesFort MyersGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. will cut the ribbon on a new Mobile Job-Link July 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Goodwill Opportunity Center (5100 Tice Street, Fort Myers). The Mobile Job-Link will serve Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties and will travel a minimum of three days a week. “The need for the Mobile Job-Link in rural, underserved areas is signi cant,” says Goodwill Vice President of Community Support Services Fred Richards. “The common recurring barriers we see relate to transportation, employment, and service access.” The Mobile Job-Link & Family Strengthening Service vehicle will provide nancial literacy, health screenings, FAFSA applications, and employment services to people who are underemployed, unemployed, or disadvantaged. The following foundations have pledged their support to Goodwill’s rst Mobile Job-Link; Arthrex, Inc., Bank of America, Collier County Community Foundation, Enterprise Holding Foundation, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation, The Martin Foundation, The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, United Way of Charlotte County, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. “With the assistance of our community partners we hope to be able to serve more than 2,500 individuals annually through the Mobile Job-Link,” says Richards. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is committed to assisting people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. In 2013, more than 37,000 Southwest Floridians received assistance from Goodwill, ranging from Job-Link services to disability-accessible housing, career guidance and mentoring programs for teens, and the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, a small business education program. To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit www.goodwillsw .org. Help with fundraiser for medical procedure If you would like to purchase a $ 10 ticket for the raf e please contact Maria Fundora at: Cell: (239) 476-238 Cell: (239) 476-2388 or Email: Maria is going blind and the funds are needed to help pay for the only treatment that could help her. The money needs to be collected by July 21! There are two vouchers for invitatons to the Seminole Casino so there will be two winners! Raf e will be drawn July 28 at 1 p.m. The voucher includes: One alcoholic beverage One starter of choice One entrŽe of choice One dessert of choice One non-alcoholic beverage of choice Tip is included!New programs announcedInterested in a career in the veterinary or pharmaceutical elds? Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology (LWIT) is pleased to announce these new programs are coming to the school this August. To learn more about either of these program or about any of the program offered at LWIT, please visit or contact an advisory at 377-0900. Campus tours will be offered on Monday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m., or by appointment Community Briefs


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LEGAL NOTICE PROPERTY FOR SALE INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA, IS SOLICITING BIDS FROM ANY QUALIFIED PARTY INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 402 3RD ST., IMMOKALEE, FL, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT 23, BLOCK 2, SOUTH IMMOKALEE HEIGHTS, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 29, of the Public Records of Collier County, Florida. ANYONE INTERESTED IN REVIEWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROPERTY MAY PICK UP A PACKAGE OF MATERIALS FROM THE IMMOKALEE LIBRARY, at 417 N. 1st STREET, IMMOKALEE, FLORIDA 34142 OR THE HOUSING, HUMAN AND VETERAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, at 3339 E. TAMIAMI TRAIL, SUITE 211, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34112, or by calling Lisa Carr at (239) 252-2339. OFFICIAL BID FORMS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THAT ADDRESS OR BY CALLING LISA CARR. The minimum sales price will be $40,000.00, required at signing of a contract. The property will be sold “as is” with no warranty given or implied as to the condition of the property. The awarded bidder will be required to enter into a contract with Collier County within 60 days from the last publication of this notice. The contract will be subject to approval by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners. Closing will take place within 60 days from Board approval. The aw arded bidder will be responsible for paying all closing costs, INCLUDING any and all property taxes (current or unpaid). Potential buyer(s) annual gross income must be at or below 80% of the 2014 HUD Income Limits adjusted by household size as evidenced by their most recent led tax return*. Anyone wishing to view the property should contact LISA CARR at (239) 252-2339. PLEASE FORWARD SEALED BID, *TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF BIDDERS MOST RECENT FILED TAX RETURN, BY MAIL OR HAND DELIVERED TO: (Indicate: “SEALED BIDS” on envelope) Sue Zimmerman Real Property Management Facilities Management, Building “W” 3335 East Tamiami Trail, Ste. 101 Naples, Florida 34112 BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE NOON HOUR ON AUGUST 20, 2014. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ALL BIDS AND/OR NEGOTIATE WITH THE QUALIFIED BIDDER ON OTHER PROVISIONS OF A CONTRACT. 466277 IB 7/17,24/2014 Employment Full Time MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to PRODUCE FARMLooking for experienced pickers and tractor operators for harvesting tomatoes, melons & pumpkins. Housing available. Pay based on ability and experience, many hours available. Plus bonuses. Now thru mid November. Southeast Michigan Call: (313) 218-4367 or (734) 459-0655 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time HELP WANTEDHunter check station operators wanted in Big Cypress Sep ‘14 Jan ‘15. Contact Tad Bartareau (239) 417-6352 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Landscaping Supplies Landscaping Supplies How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 2 & 3 BR Apartments. Energy ef cient appliances, washer/ dryer hook ups, spacious oor plans, community center on site with computer lab for resident use and classes. From access to Carl Kuehner Community Center educational and social programs. Must be farm or grove labor employed. Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771)Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer Condos/Townhouses RentTRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 2 & 3 BR/1BATH All appliances & low deposit. $450 & up. Call (239)777-2788 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice COFFO Board Meeting COFFO will be having it’s board meeting: Date: July 18 2014 Where: 214 A South 1st Street. Immokalee Florida Time: 10:30am 466275 IB 7/17/2014 6 Immokalee Bulletin July 17, 2014 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2014 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced sweeping changes to the agency’s application process that will make applying to the Peace Corps simpler, faster and more personalized than ever before. Under this new recruitment initiative, applicants will now be able to choose their country of service and apply to speci c programs, and do so through a new, shorter application. As part of today’s announcement, Peace Corps also released a new video from President Obama calling on Americans to serve. It can be viewed here. “Today our world is smaller and more interconnected than ever before,” said President Obama in the new public service announcement. “And it presents us with an extraordinary opportunity: to connect with people in some of the most remote corners of the globe and show them that America is paying attention, that we care, and that we’re here to help. That’s what the Peace Corps is all about.” “More than 50 years after its founding, the Peace Corps is revitalizing its recruitment and outreach to eld a volunteer force that represents the best and brightest the country has to offer,” Director HesslerRadelet (RPCV Western Samoa 1981-83) said. “A modernized, exible application and placement system will help Peace Corps recruit Americans who are not just interested in imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it.” The key recruitment reforms include: Peace Corps applicants can now choose the programs and countries they want to apply to – selecting the path that best ts their personal and professional goals. Applicants can apply to between one and three speci c programs at a time, or they can choose to apply for service wherever they are needed most. The Peace Corps website now lists all open programs by country, work area and departure date, so applicants can browse service opportunities. A new, shorter application is now available on the Peace Corps website that can be completed in less than one hour. What used to be more than 60 printed pages that took more than eight hours to complete is now a short online application that focuses solely but rigorously on the most relevant information to help the agency select the best candidates. Each open Peace Corps position now has clearly identi ed Apply By and Know By deadlines, so applicants know when they can expect to receive an invitation to serve. If they apply on time, they’ll know if they were selected on time – just like applying to college or a job. These deadlines give applicants more certainty than ever and help them plan for the future. “With the tools, technologies and opportunities of the 21st century, the Peace Corps is giving Americans of all backgrounds the freedom to re-imagine their future and rede ne their mark on the world,” Hessler-Radelet said. “I believe these changes will help re-ignite the passion of Peace Corps’ early days and that more Americans will seize the opportunity to make a difference across the world and here at home.” Hessler-Radelet, who was sworn in as the agency’s 19th director in June and comes from a fourgeneration Peace Corps family, has led an extensive reform effort since joining the agency in 2010. In addition to the recruitment reforms announced today, the Peace Corps has dramatically improved the quality of support it provides to volunteers, strategically targeted its resources and country presence to maximize impact, and streamlined operations to create a culture of innovation and excellence.About the Peace Corps: As the preeminent internationa l service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses an d entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences – and a global outlook – back to the United States that enriches the lives of those aroun d them. President John F. 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