Peace Corps in the News
Recent stories about Peace Corps are indexed chronologically. Select a headline to view the full story. Older stories are available in our stories archive.
WKU graduate participates in 150-mile journey in Ethiopia
WKU News, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky For seven days, Maggie Wilder, a WKU graduate from Berea, traveled 150 miles through Ethiopia to talk ...
Peace Corps Director's Visit Highlights New Opportunities for YOU!
NPI Services, Costa Mesa, California NPI Services, Inc. Founder and President Judy Greenspon had a wonderful chat with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at ...
Peace Corps volunteers in Africa sworn in, report home
USF Health News, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida This summer, a record six COPH students left for training to serve abroad as Peace Corps ...
Returning Peace Corps volunteers assist at Lakeland School
The Baltimore Times, Baltimore, Maryland If Greg Couturier were channeling John F. Kennedy in speaking about the value of the Peace Corps, he probably didn’t ...
20 Peace Corps Runners on 150-Mile HIV/AIDS Trek in Ethiopia
POZ, New York City, New York Twenty Peace Corps runners started a 150-mile trek Friday, September 12, across the Tigray Region of Ethiopia to educate ...
Obama encourages employers to hire Peace Corps, AmeriCorps alumni
The Business Journals, Fresno, California President Barack Obama launched a new initiative to encourage employers to hire alumni of the Peace Corps and its domestic ...
Five alumni share tales from the Peace Corps
Green & Gold News, University of Alaska Since President Kennedy launched the Peace Corps in 1961, over 215,000 Americans have served as volunteers in 139 ...
CSULB Announces Two New Peace Corps Masters International Program
Long Beach Post, Long Beach, California Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) President Jane Conoley spoke ...
A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision of Vanilla
NPR, Washington, D.C. Madagascar-grown orchids produce most of the world's vanilla beans but vanilla extract isn't manufactured in-country. Former Peace Corps volunteers-turned-entrepreneurs Tim McCollum and ...
No More Coffee Runs: Two Years Of Service With The Peace Corps
Forbes Created in 1961 by former President John F. Kennedy, the United States Peace Corps holds an allure for many. While some might balk at the concept ...
Peace Corps swears in new chief, hints at further recruitment reform
Devex, Washington, D.C. Hessler-Radelet, appointed deputy director in 2010, has since spearheaded one of the most extensive reform efforts the Peace Corps has ever undertaken ...
Malawi: Search For Daughter’s Liver Donor Thrust Charlie Fiske Into A Lifetime Of Service
WBUR, Boston, Massachusetts Ever since his infant daughter Jamie was given a second chance to live more than 30 years ago, Charlie Fiske, formerly of ...
From the Philippines to the Pacific Northwest – Working with Communities for Environmental Protection: A Return Peace Corps Volunteer’s Story
EPA’s It’s Our Environment, Washington, D.C. My Peace Corps site assignment was not what I would have conjured in my mind as a kid, dreaming ...