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The Couple That Serves Together Stays Together
Peace Corps couple serves for third time in nearly 40 years of marriage WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 2015 – Nearly 40 years after getting married, ...
Peace Corps Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Day of Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2016 – In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Peace Corps staff and volunteers are participating in service events ...
Peace Corps El Salvador Program Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2016 – The Peace Corps today announced the suspension of its program in El Salvador due to the ongoing security environment. The ...
More Than 350 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn Into Service at the End of 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 30, 2015 – During the final months of 2015, more than 350 new two-year Peace Corps volunteers were sworn into service and ...
Peace Corps Moves Up to No. 2 on List of Best Places to Work Among Mid-Size Federal Government Agencies
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2015 – The Peace Corps was ranked No. 2 overall among mid-size agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2015 Best ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas in 2015
Alaska appears as a leading producer per capita for the first time since 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 8, 2015 – The Peace Corps today released ...
Peace Corps and IBM Corporate Service Corps Team Up to Help Communities Around the World Thrive
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 2, 2015 – The Peace Corps and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are launching an innovative public-private partnership to allow highly skilled corporate professionals ...
Peace Corps Mali Program Temporarily Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 27, 2015 – The Peace Corps today announced the temporary suspension of its program in Mali due to escalating security concerns. All ...
Peace Corps Honors the Life of Returned Volunteer Anita Datar
The Peace Corps community mourns the loss of returned Volunteer Anita Datar, who was killed in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali on November ...
Peace Corps Honors Volunteers Who Engage Men and Boys in Gender Equity Activities on International Men’s Day
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C. November 20, 2015 – In honor of International Men’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who are working with their communities ...
Peace Corps Volunteers’ Community-Based Malaria Intervention in Senegal Improves Outcomes, Saves Lives
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 – During their Peace Corps service in Senegal, returned Peace Corps volunteers Ian Hennessee and Anne Linn designed and implemented ...
The CW's "Jane the Virgin" Set to Garner Support for White House Let Girls Learn Initiative
Burbank, CA November 13, 2015 – The CW Network and CBS Television Studios are proud to announce that it has joined forces this November with ...
Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership Expands to Swaziland
Program will send U.S. nurses to Swaziland to grow local healthcare capacity WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2015 – Today the Peace Corps announced the expansion ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Around the World Share Halloween Traditions With Their Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world share American culture and traditions—like the customs of Halloween—with their host communities, exemplifying ...
The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Receives Two Awards for Excellence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23, 2015 - The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General received two awards for excellence on October 22, 2015 at the Council ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Who Promote Food Security on World Food Day
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C. October 16, 2015 – In honor of World Food Day today, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who are working with their ...
Peace Corps Director Announces 40-Year High in Applications
Fifty-Five Years Later Peace Corps Service as Competitive as Ever WASHINGTON, D.C., October 14, 2015 – Today, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced the agency smashed ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Whose Work Empowers Girls on International Day of the Girl Child
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2015 – In recognition of the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11, Peace Corps celebrates the work of ...
Peace Corps Director Announces Historic High in Peace Corps Prep Partners during Event with Senator Patrick Leahy in Vermont
The agency formalized partnerships with 26 new universities throughout past year WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2015 – Today, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced a ...
Peace Corps and Millennium Challenge Corporation Renew and Expand Partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 2, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Dana J. Hyde this week signed a memorandum of ...
Peace Corps Honors Volunteers Who Aided Recovery on 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Peace Corps Response volunteers responded to devastation in agency’s first and only domestic program Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 – In recognition of the ...
Peace Corps Celebrates 20 Years of Promoting Gender Equality through Camp GLOW
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 26, 2015 – Today, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joins volunteers and staff around the world in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Camp GLOW (Girls ...
Peace Corps Celebrates International Youth Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2015 – In honor of International Youth Day today, Peace Corps celebrates volunteers who make a lasting and positive impact on ...
Peace Corps Director and Ambassador Birx Discuss the Future of PEPFAR
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 6, 2015 – Today Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet welcomed U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx, the head of the President’s ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Bring Our Children to Work Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2015 – On Friday, July 31, Peace Corps will celebrate Bring Our Children to Work Day by hosting 50 children ages ...
Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Reacts to DOJ IG’s Statement on IG Access Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2015 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued a memorandum yesterday to the Deputy Attorney General ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Provide Clean Water to 16 Togolese Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteers Lauren Saint-Erne of Temecula, California, and Kelsey Jo Corey of Flower Mound, Texas, are working with local ...
Peace Corps Celebrates First Year of Application Reforms
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2015 – Exactly one year ago today, the Peace Corps introduced historic application and recruitment reforms that have streamlined the application ...
Peace Corps Volunteer is Expanding Healthcare and Improving Treatments in Rural Zambian Communities
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Nicole Nation of Lilburn, Georgia, is improving healthcare for more than 15,000 members of ...
Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer Returns to Africa to Empower Communities and Improve Health in Tanzania
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2015 – Washington, D.C. resident Eunice Kimunai recently returned from Tanzania after working for a year as a nurse and health educator ...
Peace Corps Director Discusses the Importance of Girls’ Education at MORE Impact Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015 – Today Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet spoke about the Peace Corps’ role in the Let Girls Learn initiative and the ...
72-Year-Old Peace Corps Response Volunteer Swears Into Eighth Tour of Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2015 – Fifty years after his first Peace Corps service in Guinea, Kerry Johnson of Tracy, California, was recently sworn in ...
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Speaks at ‘Let Girls Learn’ Event in London
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2015 – Returned Peace Corps volunteer Bina Contreras joined First Lady Michelle Obama today to speak about the importance of girls’ education ...
Peace Corps Director Returns to Samoan Community Where She Served as a Volunteer 32 Years Ago
Director Also Signs New Partnership to Address Climate Change in the Pacific WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today returned, ...
Peace Corps Director Thanks Middle School Students for Supporting Girls’ Education Worldwide
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2015 – On Friday, June 5, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet was joined by U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) to thank ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Who Promote Environmental Awareness on World Environment Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2015 – In honor of World Environment Day today, the Peace Corps celebrates volunteers across the globe who are helping their communities protect ...
Peace Corps Announces 2015 Top Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Volunteers
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2015 – The Peace Corps today announced its 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) nationwide. The University of California, ...
Peace Corps Director Joins Returned Volunteers to Mark President John F. Kennedy’s Birthday at Arlington National Cemetery
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2015 – To mark what would have been President John F. Kennedy’s 98th birthday, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today joined ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2015 – Throughout the month of May, the Peace Corps has been highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Robert Lehman
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Robert “Robbie” Lehman. Robbie, ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Organize Swaziland’s First-Ever Boys Empowerment Camp
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteers Conor McGee of Boise, Idaho, and Jordan Ricketts of Redmond, Oregon, recently worked with fellow volunteers and community members ...
Remarks as Prepared For Delivery By Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at The University of Puget Sound's 2015 Commencement Ceremony
University of Puget Sound Commencement Tacoma, WA May 17, 2015 As Prepared For Delivery Thank you, Matt, for that wonderful introduction. And thank you, on ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Support Mothers Across 60 Countries
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2015 – This Mother’s Day, Peace Corps celebrates volunteers worldwide who are making a difference for mothers and their families. Across ...
Peace Corps and Rotary International Strengthen Ties through Expanded Partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Fosters Intercultural Friendships through Student Pen Pal Program
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Jessica Fryman of Las Vegas, Nevada, is teaching her Gambian primary school students reading, writing and English language ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Temporarily Leaving Nepal
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2015 – The Peace Corps today announced that all 32 trainees and 53 volunteers are temporarily leaving Nepal and returning to ...
Peace Corps Grows Malaria Prevention Outreach in Africa
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2015 – The Peace Corps is leading efforts to eradicate malaria in partnership with the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and non-governmental ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Earth Day and Volunteers Working to Preserve Our World
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2015 – Today, on the 45th annual Earth Day, Peace Corps recognizes volunteers around the world who help to protect our ...
Peace Corps Announces 2015 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced Peace Corps’ 2015 top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Encourage Leadership among Youth Around the World
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are encouraging youth to be leaders in their communities to effect change. In ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Community Members in Mexico Receive Eye Care for the First Time
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2015 – Recently returned Peace Corps volunteer Matt Pickler of Oviedo, Florida, has helped more than 150 members of his Mexican ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Expands Local Library to Improve English Literacy and Language Skills in China
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Kolter Kiess of Bucyrus, Ohio, is sharing his love of reading with more than 100 Chinese ...
Peace Corps & Moroccan Foreign Minister Honor Longstanding Partnership
Kingdom of Morocco announces $100,000 donation to support volunteers’ work WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2015 – The Peace Corps today welcomed Moroccan Foreign Minister ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds Gym to Engage Lesotho Community on Health Education & HIV/AIDS Prevention
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Evan Brown of Eads, Tennessee, is building a health club in Lesotho to give his community ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer David Ripley
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer David Ripley. David, 29, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Uses Sports to Educate Boys and Girls in Cambodia
New facility to encourage girls’ participation WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Fatuma Youb of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, is using sports to ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Who Promote Food Security and Economic Growth on National Agriculture Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2015 - In recognition of National Agriculture Day, the Peace Corps celebrates volunteers who share their knowledge of agricultural practices with ...
Peace Corps Honors Volunteers Who Improve Water Access on World Water Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23 2015 - In recognition of World Water Day yesterday, Peace Corps honors volunteers who work alongside their communities to address water ...
Remarks as Prepared For Delivery By Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at the Let Girls Learn Event With First Lady
Siem Reap, Cambodia Saturday, March 21, 2015 As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Danielle. I am inspired by the amazing work you are ...
Peace Corps Jordan Program Temporarily Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2015 – The Peace Corps today announced the temporary suspension of its program in Jordan due to the current regional environment. All ...
Statement from Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on the Passing of Father Theodore Hesburgh
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today released the following statement on the passing of Father Theodore Hesburgh. “The entire ...
First Lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps Join Together to Expand Girls’ Education
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015 CONTACT: Press Office, 202.692.2230 WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2015 – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama today ...
Peace Corps’ 54th Anniversary this Sunday Kicks Off Peace Corps Week 2015
Week of activities shines a spotlight on powerful relationships with members of host community WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27, 2015 – In honor of the agency’s ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Organize Mongolia’s First Special Olympics Competition for 150 Athletes
Qualifying athletes will represent Mongolia at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer James ...
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