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Viet Nam to Welcome Peace Corps for First Time
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2016 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and the Government of Viet Nam announced today an historic partnership to establish a Peace Corps ...
Peace Corps Director Urges Graduates to Think Globally at Commencement Ceremonies Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2016 - In her last year leading the Peace Corps, Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet spent commencement season emphasizing to more than 2,100 ...
The Peace Corps Retires Its Master’s International Graduate School Program After Nearly 30 Years
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 2, 2016 – The Peace Corps will be retiring its Master’s International (MI) graduate school program after nearly three decades of fruitful partnerships ...
Peace Corps Announces 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2016 – The Peace Corps today announced its 2016 rankings of the top volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) nationwide, with two California schools ...
Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership Expands to Liberia
Program to send doctors and nurses to help Liberia rebuild its health care system WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2016 – Today, the Peace Corps announced ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Andrew Farr
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2016 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Andrew Jennings Farr. Andrew, ...
Peace Corps and Fort Valley State University Announce New Peace Corps Prep Program
Fort Valley State University is the first HBCU to launch a Prep program WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2016 – During an event at Fort Valley ...
Peace Corps Announces 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Howard holds on to the No. 1 spot while Atlanta-area HBCUs make a dominant showing this year WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2016 – Today, the ...
The Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers who Empower Women and Girls on International Women’s Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2016 – In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Peace Corps celebrates volunteers working in collaboration with their community members around ...
Peace Corps and ALEX AND ANI™ Team Up to Support Girls’ Education through New Kindred Cord Collection
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2016 – Today the Peace Corps and ALEX AND ANI announced the launch of the new Kindred Cord Daisy collection in ...
Corporations, Federal Agencies Pledge to Hire AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Alumni
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Peace Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new commitments ...
The Peace Corps Announces 23 New Let Girls Learn Countries Ahead of the Initiative’s First Anniversary
Agency more than doubles the number of participating countries, increasing access to educational opportunities for thousands of girls worldwide WASHINGTON, D.C., March 2, 2016 – ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Black History Month
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 29, 2016 – In honor of Black History Month, the Peace Corps recognizes the great contributions Black volunteers have made to the ...
Peace Corps Announces 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 18, 2016 – Washington state once again makes a strong showing on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities with ...
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, 2016 – Nearly 40 years after getting married, Lois Jean Siska, 60, and Bill Yamartino, 62, are serving together as Peace ...
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, ...
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