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Peace Corps Volunteers Work to Make Every Day Earth Day Around the Globe
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 – On Earth Day and every day, Peace Corps volunteers lead grassroots efforts to protect and preserve the environment in the ...
Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Volunteers
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced its 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). San Diego State University ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Put World’s Youth on a Brighter Path
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are helping young people in their local communities develop career skills, build confidence, ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Find Innovative Solutions to Global Health Challenges
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2014 – In honor of World Health Day, the Peace Corps celebrates the work of volunteers around the world to improve ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Help Local Silk-Weaving Artisans Reach International Markets
Project bringing financial independence and stability to women in Madagascar WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Amy Wallace of Columbia, Mo., and ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Create First-Ever Visual Record of Kenyan Sign Language to Improve Deaf Education
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers Rachel Rose of Olathe, Kan., and Peter Hess of Boise, Idaho, are working with local community ...
Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent Promote Service at Lehigh University
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) spoke with students and faculty from across ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Porter Knight
WASHINGTON D.C., MARCH 26, 2014 - Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Porter Knight. Porter, ...
Peace Corps and University of Michigan Announce New Opportunities for Students to Combine Volunteer Service with Graduate School
CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 – Today, the Peace Corps and the University of Michigan announced two new partnership agreements that will offer more students the ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Work to Expand Access to Clean Water
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2014 – In honor of International World Water Day, held annually on March 22, the Peace Corps celebrates the work of ...
Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Howard University earns top spot after becoming first-ever HBCU to appear on Peace Corps’ national college rankings WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2014 – The Peace ...
Statement from Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on the 5th Anniversary of Kate Puzey's Death
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Today, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Peace Corps volunteer Kate Puzey, we honor her legacy and reaffirm our commitment ...
Peace Corps Kicks Off Career Development Events for Returned Volunteers Across the Country
First career conference begins Wednesday in Tempe, Arizona WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2014 – The Peace Corps is helping hundreds of returned volunteers enhance their ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Ashley Earl
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Ashley Earl. Ashley, ...
Peace Corps Honors Volunteers who Inspire Women and Girls for International Women’s Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2014 – In honor of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers working in communities around the ...
Honoring Peace Corps Week in the 21st Century
Remarks of Carrie Hessler-Radelet Acting Director, Peace Corps National Press Club, Washington, D.C AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY February 27, 2014 Thank you, Lauren, for that ...
Peace Corps Week Celebrates Volunteers’ Contributions at Home and Abroad for Peace Corps’ 53rd Anniversary
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2014 – Ahead of the Peace Corps’ 53rd anniversary on March 1, the agency today kicks off Peace Corps Week to ...
Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteers Evacuated Safely
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that all Peace Corps Ukraine volunteers are safe and accounted for, and have been ...
Peace Corps Announces the 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities
University of Wisconsin-Madison reclaims the top spot among large schools WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11, 2014 – For the first time in eight years, the University ...
New video release: Peace Corps Digs – Zambia
Ever wonder what living abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer might be like? David Berger, a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia, takes you inside his ...
Peace Corps Partners with Six New Colleges and Universities to Prepare Students for International Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced new partnerships with six universities and colleges accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Use Music to Educate and Empower Youth through Cultural Exchange
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are making a difference through music. By sharing their love of music with ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Brings the First Bookmobile to Underserved Communities in Georgia
Library on wheels offers books, videos and Internet access to isolated communities for free WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Kristen Moses ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Healthy Eating Habits to Children and Mothers in Guatemala
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Kate Young of Chapel Hill, N.C., is spearheading a school nutrition project to address malnutrition in ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Combat the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya by Helping Women Find Financial Independence
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 7, 2014 – In Kenya, Peace Corps volunteers have been working to end the practice of trading sex for fish, which has ...
More than 160 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn Into Service as 2013 Comes to a Close
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 26, 2013 – More than 160 new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn into service in the month of December in Burkina Faso, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Women in Cameroon Fight Malnutrition and Gain Financial Independence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – Peace Corps health volunteer Marissa Falk of Madison, Wis., is working with a group of Cameroonian women to start ...
For the Fourth Year in a Row, Peace Corps Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
Among Small Agencies, Peace Corps Ranked No. 4 Overall and No. 1 in Support for Diversity WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2013 – Today the Peace ...
Peace Corps Volunteer to Bring Safe Drinking Water to Schools in Zambia
Clean water supply to improve health and support school construction projects WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Emily McKeone of Omaha, Neb., ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas for 2013
Vermont reclaims top spot among states with the most volunteers per capita, also ranks among top metro areas per capita WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 11, 2013 ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Global Volunteerism on International Volunteer Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 5, 2013 – On International Volunteer Day, Peace Corps recognizes and applauds volunteers’ commitment to making a difference around the world. In addition to ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Deliver Art Supplies to Moroccan Students to Encourage Artistic Expression
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 3, 2013 – Peace Corps education volunteer Margaret Bridges of Brookfield, Wis., recently coordinated a nine-day art education tour throughout southern Morocco ...
For World AIDS Day, Peace Corps Reinforces its Commitment to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 29, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are working to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS alongside U. ...
The Peace Corps Honors President John F. Kennedy's Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of his Death
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 50th anniversary of his passing, the Peace Corps honors the legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Peace Corps traces ...
Conviction in 1998 Cold Case Homicide of Peace Corps/Gabon Volunteer Karen Phillips
Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 19, 2013 – Thierry “Rambo” Ntoutoume Nzue was convicted Tuesday for the 1998 murder of 37-year-old Peace Corps/Gabon Volunteer Karen Phillips. A ...
On International Men’s Day, Peace Corps Highlights Gender Equality Projects Around the World
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 19, 2013 – In honor of International Men’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers worldwide who are making a difference by engaging ...
The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Receives Two Awards for Excellence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, 2013 - The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General received two awards for excellence on November 15, 2013 at the Council ...
Support Philippines Disaster Relief Efforts Following Typhoon Haiyan
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2013 – In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the Peace Corps would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Organize Competition to Help Panamanian Students Develop English Fluency and Enhance Reading Comprehension
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Rebecca Beitsch of Tallahassee, Fla., and Nick Bringardner of Farmington Hills, Mich., recently joined forces to organize ...
Peace Corps Philippines Volunteers Safe and Accounted for in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Peace Corps announced today that all volunteers in the Philippines are safe and ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Publish Children’s Book to Help Fight Malaria in Madagascar
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Raegan and Patrick Spencer of Sterrett, Ala., are educating schoolchildren in Madagascar about the causes and dangers ...
Peace Corps Engages Students in the Fight Against Hunger
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 4 – Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are raising awareness among students on campuses nationwide about efforts ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Students about Halloween to Encourage Cultural Exchange
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are teaching community members about American Halloween traditions, exemplifying the Peace Corps’ goal of promoting ...
Peace Corps Volunteer’s Love of Running Helps to Promote Cultural Exchange and Community Development in Indonesia
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 29, 2013 – Peace Corps education volunteer Shane Butler of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., loves running, and he’s using his love of ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Lead Educational Tour for At-Risk Youth in Namibia
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 24, 2013 – Ten currently serving Peace Corps volunteers in Namibia recently came together in collaboration with a local nonprofit organization to ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Young Women in Guinea Publish a Girls Magazine to Tackle Tough Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Juliette Keeley of New York City worked with a group of young women during her service ...
Computer Training Seminar Opens Doors for Tanzanian Community
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 18, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Elizabeth Crompton of Woodstock, Ga., is opening doors to job opportunities for university students and local ...
Peace Corps Announces Collaboration with Republic of Korea on Volunteer Service and Global Development
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 26, 2013 – Peace Corps today announced an agreement with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), an aid agency of the Korean ...
English Camp Fosters Creative Thinking for Students in Albania
Washington, D.C., September 18, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Danielle Nesmith of Gaithersburg, Md., recently collaborated with a local Albanian English teacher and fellow Peace ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Lead Technology Camp for Young Women in Rwanda
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers in Rwanda, led by Lyla Fujiwara of Rochester, N.Y., recently organized an information and communications technology ...
Peace Corps Launches Program in Kosovo
Kosovo represents the Peace Corps’ 140th country of service WASHINGTON, D.C., September 9, 2013 – The Peace Corps today announced an agreement that will bring ...
Peace Corps Highlights Volunteers' Worldwide Efforts to Promote Literacy for International Literacy Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2013 – In honor of International Literacy Day on Sunday, Sept. 8, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers worldwide who are making ...
Peace Corps Volunteers in the Kyrgyz Republic Use Music to Break Down Cultural Barriers
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 4, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteers Maryn Lewallen of Littleton, Colo., and Luke Willson of Chicago, Ill., are using music to break down ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Costa Rican Women Open Hair Salon, Realize Economic Opportunities to Support their Families
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Farid Mozafari of Houston, Texas is helping three women in his Costa Rican community open a ...
Game Day Brings Peace Corps Volunteers, Students and Community Members Together in Armenia
Washington, D.C., August 27, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Ben Auch of Greeley, Colo., Catherine Cohen of Afton, Minn., Jim Daly of San Diego, Calif., ...
Peace Corps Celebrates 50 Years in Malawi with the Arrival of New Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 23, 2013 – Peace Corps celebrated 50 years in Malawi this week with the country’s launch of its Global Health Service Partnership ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Use Technology to Bring Cultural Experiences Home
Winners of New Volunteer Blog Contest Featured at First-Ever Returned Volunteer Summit WASHINGTON, D.C, August 22, 2013 – Peace Corps kicks off the first-ever Third Goal ...
Employers Show Growing Interest in Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Gather to Recruit Thursday in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 19, 2013 – Hundreds of returned Peace Corps volunteers from across the country are in Washington, D.C. today for the start of ...
Peace Corps Launches Redesigned World Wise Schools Website to Help Educators Bring Cross-Cultural Learning to their Classrooms for the New School Year
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2013 – As students and teachers gear up for back to school, the Peace Corps today launched a newly redesigned Paul D. ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Empower Future Youth Leaders at Regional Youth Leadership Conference in Ukraine
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2013 – In honor of International Youth Day, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers worldwide who are making a difference by engaging ...
Volunteers Walk Across Moldova to Honor Peace Corps’ 20th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2013 – To promote volunteerism and commemorate the Peace Corps' 20th anniversary in Moldova, Peace Corps volunteers recently walked across the ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Lead Camp in Jordan to Help Young Men Plan for their Future
Washington, D.C., August 5, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteers Rob Delaney and Will Evans are working with their community to build the character of young ...
Peace Corps Strengthens Collaboration with Johns Hopkins University to Improve Public Health Abroad
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2013 – Today Peace Corps announced the signing of a global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Johns Hopkins University on behalf of ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Revitalizes High School Computer Lab in Cameroon to Promote Computer Literacy
Washington, D.C., July 30, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Christian Freymeyer of Ocean Pines, Md., is working with his local community in Cameroon to refurbish ...
Peace Corps Honors Parents in Service for Parents’ Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2013 – In honor of Parents’ Day this Sunday, July 28, Peace Corps recognizes mothers and fathers who have made a difference ...
Carrie Hessler-Radelet Nominated to be Director of the Peace Corps
Enlarge image On July 18, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet as Director of the Peace Corps. In ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Launch Development of Innovative Application that Links Rural Communities with Life-Saving Medical Information
Project honored at White House Open Government and Civic Hacking ‘Champions of Change’ event WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2013 – South Africa Peace Corps volunteer ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Organizes Ocean Fair in Mozambique to Promote Coastal Conservation
Washington, D.C. July 22, 2013 - Peace Corps education volunteer Patrick McGettigan of Haddonfield, N.J., recently organized a three-day Ocean Fair in Mozambique to promote ...
First Class of Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers Sworn In at the White House
Volunteers prepare to leave for one-year assignments working as medical or nursing educators in Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda WASHINGTON, D.C. July 18, 2013 – Thirty ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Environmental Awareness by Inspiring Her Community to Think Creatively About Trash
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Gaea Dill-D'Ascoli of Minneapolis, Minn., recently organized a week-long trash cleanup in Vanuatu with more than 140 ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Thai Youth Develop English and Leadership Skills by Guiding Tours at Local Attractions
Washington, D.C. July 11, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jennifer Basting of Latham, N.Y., is helping young people in her community in Thailand improve their ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Empowers Moroccans to Educate their Communities at Women’s Healthcare Workshop
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Eve Brecker of Williamsburg, Va., is empowering women in Morocco to become healthcare advocates in their ...
Peace Corps’ Master Farmer Program Boosts Food Security and Economic Growth in Senegal
Today the President visited Senegal and participated in a Feed the Future food security event where he met with farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs whose new ...
Nearly 170 Americans Sworn In as Peace Corps Volunteers in June
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2013 – Over the last month, nearly 170 Americans have been sworn into service as Peace Corps volunteers in the countries ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Forms Youth Sports League to Improve Health, Promote Gender Equality in Georgia
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jonathan Brands of Alexandria, Va., is working to improve physical health and promote gender equality among ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Look to Advance Economic Development and Create Jobs in their Communities through Tourism
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteers around the world are helping their local communities boost tourism to support sustainable economic development and ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Organize Training for Local Nurses in Armenia to Reduce HIV/AIDS
Training supported by Peace Corps partner PEPFAR, which celebrates its 10th anniversary today WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Lisa Conder of Englewood, ...
The Peace Corps Honors Fathers Who Have Served and Inspired Others
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 – In commemoration of Father’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes the thousands of fathers who have made a difference overseas through ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Works to Improve Sanitation and Prevent Disease in Botswana
Washington, D.C., June 13, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Brandon Lawson of Springfield, Mo., is working to improve sanitation and health in his community in ...
For Students Without Textbooks, Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo Helps Broaden Opportunity
Washington, D.C., June 11, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jennifer Bent of Virginia Beach, Va., is working with her community in Togo to purchase new ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Leads Book Club for Teachers to Encourage Literacy and Reading in Gambian Community
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2013 – Peace Corps education volunteer Lacy Szuwalski of Topeka, Kan., has started a book club with members of her Gambian community ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Passing of Two-Time Volunteer, 82-Year-Old John Clay
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 4, 2013 – The Peace Corps regretfully confirms the death of Peace Corps volunteer John Clay. John died Friday, May 31 in ...
More Than 130 Americans Sworn In as Peace Corps Volunteers in Africa
Volunteers will work on health, environment and agriculture projects with their local communities WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2013 - Over the past month, more than ...
Peace Corps Honors President John F. Kennedy’s Birthday at Arlington National Cemetery
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2013 – In honor of President John F. Kennedy’s birthday, Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet spoke Wednesday at the 29th ...
62-Year-Old Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Preserve Peruvian Culture
In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Peace Corps honors volunteers who have chosen to share their unique life skills and career experiences with communities ...
Peace Corps Receives Prestigious Government-Wide CEAR Award for Sixth Consecutive Year, and ‘Best in Class’ Award
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2013 – The Peace Corps this week received the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Improves Access to Technology in Ukraine
Washington, D.C., May 23, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Lawrence Gipson of Silver Spring, Md., is working with his community in Ukraine to improve access ...
Peace Corps Announces New Service Opportunity for Same-Sex Couples
Washington, D.C., May 21, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced that the agency will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners ...
President Carter and the Peace Corps Present the 2013 Lillian Carter Award
Award Honors Older Americans’ Commitment to Service WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2013 – Former President Jimmy Carter and Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes presented the 2013 ...
Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership Begins Accepting Applications for 2014 Volunteers
Program addresses shortage of healthcare professionals in less developed countries WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2013 – The Peace Corps today will begin accepting applications from ...
The Peace Corps Honors Mothers in Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2013 – In commemoration of Mother’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes the thousands of mothers who have made a difference overseas through ...
Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia Uses Postcards from Around the World to Teach English
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Matthew Borden of Benicia, Calif., is teaching students in his Indonesian community English with the help ...
Peace Corps Ranks the Top Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Graduate Programs
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is proud to recognize the 2013 top Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows ...
Peace Corps Celebrates the Life and Service of the Honorable J. Christopher Stevens
Washington, D.C., May 2, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet welcomed family and friends of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens to Peace Corps headquarters ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Danielle Dunlap
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 30, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Danielle Dunlap. Dani, ...