Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
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