Peace Corps in the News: Archives
Stories about Peace Corps are indexed chronologically. Select a headline to view the full story.
US Peace Corps volunteers return to Nepal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — U.S. Peace Corps volunteers have returned to Nepal eight years after they left due to a communist insurgency. The U.S. Embassy ...
Celebrating 50 Years of Partnership
HISTORIC: The first group of Peace Corps Volunteers posted to Borneo landed in Kuching in 1962. FIFTY years ago, on August 23, a ...
Liberia: 44 New Peace Corps Sworn-in
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is proposing the introduction of a national service program that will run along with the Peace Corps Program as a means of ...
Burkina Faso: Peace Corps Helps Plant Crop Garden in Burkina Faso
Washington — Peace Corps volunteer Bilin Basu of Peoria, Illinois, is working with local farmers in Burkina Faso to plant a garden that will ...
Morocco: Wauwatosa Peace Corps Volunteer Wins 2nd in World Photo Contest
"A Wauwatosa native serving in the Peace Corps has won a second place award out of 500 entries in a worldwide photo contest judged by ...
Moroccan Moms Benefit from Maternal Health Revolution
"Peace Corps Contributions The country's campaign has also benefited from the longstanding presence of Peace Corps volunteers, who have been supporting maternal-related health care here ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Contribute to Sustainable Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
"For over 50 years, more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in 139 countries have worked to make communities around the world healthier and stronger. Volunteers ...
Good Works take woman from Trenton to Ethiopia
“Five years after graduating from Trenton Central High School, Jessica Mims is in Ethiopia, working to build an incinerator as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her ...
Taunton man volunteers with Peace Corps in South Africa
The following excerpt and video comes from the Taunton Daily Gazette and was originally published on July 12, 2012. “Kevin Crowninshield says his personal midlife ...
Cal Poly graduate fights for gender equality in Africa
The following excerpt and video comes from the The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and was originally published on July 8, 2012. “A Cal Poly ...
Metro columnist Dan Casey: Woman is improving lives halfway around the globe
The following excerpt comes from the The Roanoke Times and was originally published on July 5, 2012. “Natalie Mundy never dreamed that her Peace Corps ...
Jamaica: Volunteer Response to Adventure
“Dorothy Burrill, 73, is doing more than soaking up the sun in Jamaica. The former college-level teacher from Marion, Mass., is helping to develop an ...
CORPS BELIEFS: Local woman follows service tradition
The following excerpt comes from the My Journal Courier in Jacksonville, Illinois and was originally published on June 28, 2012. “For Jacksonville’s Joan Savage, Peace ...
How an Army of Bears Is Saving a Town
The following excerpt comes from the The Armenian Weekly in Fresno, California and was originally published on June 27, 2012. “In the town of Berd ...
West Hills students praised for aiding Tanzania school
The following excerpt comes from the The Detroit News in Detroit, Michigan and was originally published on June 22, 2012. “Secondary school students in a ...
First Tahrir Square, Then the Classroom
The following excerpt comes from the The New York Times and was originally published on June 16, 2012. “A few weeks ago, I was in ...
Liberia: Peace Corps Helping Liberia Rebuild Through Education
The following excerpt comes from AllAfrica.com and was originally published on June 13, 2012. “The work of Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia is a potent ...
Tourism & Peace Corps working together to make a difference in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica
The following excerpt comes from The Washington Times in Washington, D.C. and was originally published on June 11, 2012. “George is one of 28 farmers ...
Peace Corps Talk with Aaron Williams
The following video comes from WGNtv in Chicago, Ill. and originally ran June 8, 2012. Click here to watch the interview with Peace Corps Director ...
Peace Corps recruiting older volunteers for their commitment, experience
The following excerpt comes from the Associated Press and was originally published on June 6, 2012. “When Tamara England-Zelenski applied to the Peace Corps two ...
‘A Good Man:’ Sargent Shriver, as remembered by his son
The following excerpt comes from the The Today Show and was originally aired on June 4, 2012. “Shriver was that rare kind of idealist who ...
Peace Corps volunteer's public health efforts in Nicaragua supported by Calvary Christian
The following excerpt comes from the Muskegon News in Muskegon, Michigan and was originally published on June 4, 2012. "More than 2,000 miles from her ...
South Africa: New school takes root in South Africa
The following excerpt comes from The Lompoc Record in Lompoc, California, and was originally published on May 29, 2012. “When I last wrote I had ...
Peace Corps: Helping Feed the Future
The following excerpt comes from The White House Blog and was originally published on May 26, 2012. “For more than 50 years, Peace Corps volunteers ...
The Few, The Proud: Military Veterans in the Peace Corps
The following clip comes from The Huffington Post and was originally published on May 25, 2012. “Veterans and current soldiers are often honored for serving ...