Peace Corps in the News: Archives
Stories about Peace Corps are indexed chronologically. Select a headline to view the full story.
Peace Corps takes alum to Peru
Castleton Spartan, Castleton, Vermont From being crowned Miss Vermont USA in 2010 to joining the Peace Corps and being sent to a poverty-stricken area of ...
Trading comfort for Peace Corps in Peru
FIU News, Florida International University, Miami, Florida Architect Olga Cano ’05 last year turned her life upside down. Wanting to help others and reset her ...
ELM PLACE STUDENTS WIN AWARD, FRIENDSHIP WITH CROSS-CULTURAL PROJECT
Highland Park & Deerfield TribLocal, Chicago, Illinois Fifteen sixth, seventh and eighth graders were honored with First Prize at the Illinois Community Problem Solving Competition. ...
A home far, far from home
The Durango Herald, Durango, Colorado I asked every Peace Corps volunteer (“PCV”) I met in Mongolia whether they had chosen Mongolia: if the country had ...
Naperville high school classmates bring Peace Corps experiences back to Chicagoland
Chicago Tribune, Naperville, Illinois As projects take hold and community members gain skills, Peace Corps Volunteers can see the difference they make in their communities ...
Howard University Earns Top Spot in Peace Corps 2013 Ranking
Howard University News Room, Washington, D.C. This year, Howard University held the top rank among Historically Black Colleges and Universities for producing undergraduate Peace Corp ...
UNM Ranks as Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Hispanic Serving Institution
UNM Today, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque The Peace Corps rec­og­nizes the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico as the top volunteer-producing His­panic Serving Insti­tu­tions (HSIs). UNM ...
Osage Peace Corps volunteer works to prevent AIDS and HIV in Africa
Osage News, Pawhuska, Oklahoma In a rural community in Botswana, an Osage is helping with the epidemic of AIDS and HIV as well as teaching ...
Boomers & Beyond: Not retirement but "re-wirement"
KJCT 8 , Grand Junction, Colorado GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Some people celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with corned beef and cabbage. These two baby boomers ...
Not Your Parents' Peace Corps
Huffington Post Imagine a job that offered opportunities on the edge of innovation -- from installing solar-powered computer labs to helping communities switch to renewable ...
This is retirement?
The Andover Townsmen, Andover, Massachuesetts Married 39 years, parents of two grown boys and finally retired — that might sound to many like the perfect ...
Kennedy’s shadow: Marietta resident parlays Peace Corps experience into Capitol Hill opportunity
The Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta, Georgia Shelley Nweke of Marietta recently spent a day on Capitol Hill shadowing Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, a congressman with whom she ...
Couple readies for Peace Corps Mission
Voice of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A bank teller and a substitute teacher will soon embark on an adventure that will not only satisfy ...
Senegal: Grad brings women’s ed to Senegal
“Marquel Sheree Ramirez lives in a village of 300 people. She washes her clothes by hand and hangs them on a line to dry, bathes outside ...
Katy Todd, a Forestville native, 25, is teaching women in the Togolese town of Dapaong the value of saving that small amount every other ...
Oldest Peace Corps Volunteer, 83, Teaches Respect – In Any Language
(Editor’s Note: Bruce Frankel was interviewed about Volunteering after the age of 50 on “Circles of Change” a radio show on 101.4 FM in ...
The Peace Corps and SIS – The Partnership Grows
Graduate students in our Peace Corps Fellows Program are immersed in projects in D.C. public schools and community organizations. Their classmates in the Master’s ...
Changing the World: Eight Kilobytes at a Time
Eight kilobytes. It’s about the size of the Google icon on its homepage. Minuscule by today’s computing standards, in 1973 it was the ram ...
Thailand: Feeding the Future
Brady Deaton crouched down as his bus passed through the barrier and police were drawing their guns. His ride had just passed through a ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Improves Youth Center in Paraguay
Peace Corps volunteer Sandra Rose Wildermuth of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is working with her community in Paraguay to renovate the local youth center, which ...
Retired teacher joins Peace Corps
A 65-year-old veteran teacher from Milton left for Africa this week for a two-year Peace Corps placement. This is Mary Ladabouche’s first trip outside ...
United States Peace Corps Leaves Bulgaria
Volunteers had a meeting at the US embassy with newly-accredited ambassador Marcie Ries on October 1 2012. The activities of the Peace Corps programmes ...
Potsdam man returns after spending two years in Africa with Peace Corps
POTSDAM – A 25-year-old Potsdam man recently returned from a two-year Peace Corps mission in West Africa, where he educated a small village on ...
Bulgaria; Chile; Kenya: Peace Corps Becomes a Family Tradition
Some things run in families—blue eyes, or dimples, or a streak of stubbornness—they are the physical and sometimes personality traits that make it easy ...
A ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience’ in Peru
It’s been a long, but rewarding two years for Ana Madrid. The Rio Rico native recently came back home after a two-year stint in ...