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  1. #1
    Oct 2007
    San Diego, CA

    APA Community Planning Assistant Teams - worth applying for?

    I'm wondering whether it's worth applying to volunteer to work with the APA's CPATs as a volunteer? It sounds like it might be rewarding and interesting to work with underprivileged communities in the US.. I don't get to see alot of that in my day job, quite frankly.

    Does anybody know anything about the program, how competitive it is, and whether it makes sense/is or isn't rewarding? What kind of projects do they do?

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    Cyburbian Masswich's avatar
    Nov 2002
    Ocean to the east, land to the west
    I applied a couple of years ago, and other than them asking me to re-enter information because they had a data entry issue, nothing. I suspect that interest in serving on teams far outstrips the number of teams APA actually funds.

    So apply if you want but don't expect to hear from them.

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
    Aug 2001
    The Cheese State
    I have participated in a handful of similar efforts through IEDC and have generally found them to be interesting. I have always thought Cyburbia should put together its own teams to aid worthy communities. Having seen what FEMA's planners accomplish in the wake of a disaster, it is painfully obvious that something better is needed. Cyburbia could field some great talent, and there could be grant funds involved to support the costs, and maybe even generate a little cash for the Great Leader to help maintain the site.
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