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1990s

1990
The first group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Central and Eastern Europe depart for Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
1993–Present
Carol Bellamy, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Guatemala, becomes the first returned Peace Corps Volunteer to serve as Peace Corps Director (1993–1995). She is followed by Mark Schneider, who served in El Salvador (Director from 1999–2001); Ronald Tschetter, who served in India (Director from 2006–2008); and Aaron Williams, who served in the Dominican Republic (Director from 2009–Present).
June 1993
The first group of Volunteers to serve as English teachers in China arrives in country.
December 1995
Peace Corps sends three Volunteers to Antigua to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Luis. This pilot program originally known as Crisis Corps is now called Peace Corps Response and provides short–term humanitarian service to countries worldwide.
1995
In 1995, Peace Corps Volunteers in Romania and local teachers create the first Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) to address unique challenges that young women face. Today, Volunteers in over 60 posts worldwide are empowering young women by organizing Camp GLOW programs that encourage self–confidence, challenge campers to think beyond traditional gender roles, and address the unique societal and health issues young women face.
March 1, 1996
The Peace Corps celebrates its 35th anniversary. Nearly 7,000 Volunteers are serving in 94 developing countries.
February 1997
Following apartheid, the first group of 33 Peace Corps volunteers arrive in South Africa.

 

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