Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
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