Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Director Swears in First Volunteers in Kosovo
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2014 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today swore in the first-ever group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Kosovo ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Host Nepal’s First Camp GLOW
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 19, 2014 – Nine Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal recently hosted the country’s first Camp GLOW – Girls Leading our World – ...
Peace Corps Announces Winners of Annual ‘Blog It Home’ Contest
Winning volunteers will travel to Washington, D.C. to share their global perspective with local youth WASHINGTON, D.C, Aug. 13, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps announced ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Promote Understanding and Support for People with Disabilities in Armenia
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2014 - Peace Corps volunteers in Armenia are collaborating with local non-governmental organizations to help communities create inclusive environments for children ...
Peace Corps Removing Volunteers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due ...
Peace Corps Kenya Volunteers Safely Close Their Service, Program Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that all Peace Corps Kenya volunteers have safely and successfully closed their Kenya service. ...
Agency Response to New York Times Article
The road to building a better, stronger Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteers serve worldwide, in countries with different cultures, languages, food and resources. As the New ...
Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association Strengthen Ties through New Partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2014 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) President Glenn Blumhorst recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...
Peace Corps Announces Historic Changes to Application and Selection Process
Peace Corps also Releases New Public Service Announcement from President Obama Calling on Americans to Serve WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2014 – Peace ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Bike Across Togo to Train Community Health Workers
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Katherine Ku of Fair Oaks, Calif., recently worked with fellow volunteers and community members in Togo to ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Works with Beekeepers in Ghana to Generate Sustainable Income through Honey Sales
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Molly Rooney of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is working with a group of beekeepers in Ghana to ...
Carrie Hessler-Radelet Sworn In as 19th Director of the Peace Corps
Hessler-Radelet committed to using the tools, technologies and opportunities of the 21st century to strengthen the Peace Corps today WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2014 – ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds First Bathroom in Senegal School
New facility will improve local sanitation and health Washington, D.C., June 27, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Karen Chaffraix, 57, of Warrenton, Va., is working ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Support New ‘Let Girls Learn’ Effort by Educating Women and Girls around the Globe
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are supporting the new government-wide Let Girls Learn effort by increasing opportunities for women and girls ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Inspired to Serve by Late Father
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2014 - In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, the Peace Corps celebrates the many fathers who have served as Peace ...
Peace Corps Highlights Volunteers Who Promote Vibrant Oceans on World Oceans Day
WASHINGTON D.C. June 6, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers work with local communities around the globe to protect and preserve the world’s oceans and their resources. In ...
CARRIE HESSLER-RADELET CONFIRMED AS 19th DIRECTOR OF THE PEACE CORPS
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2014 – Today the U.S. Senate took bipartisan action to confirm Carrie Hessler-Radelet as the 19th director of the Peace Corps. ...
Peace Corps and EPA Celebrate World Environment Day
Peace Corps Volunteers Promote Environmental Awareness and Protection WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2014 – In honor of World Environment Day, the Peace Corps and the U.S. ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Host Camp to Help Cambodian Students Develop Leadership and Healthy Life Skills
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2014 - Peace Corps volunteers serving throughout Cambodia are coming together this week to host a leadership and healthy life skills ...
Peace Corps Ghana Cashew Initiative Benefits Local Farmers
Using mobile technology, Peace Corps volunteers help Ghana cashew farmers boost business WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Michael Underwood of Pineville, ...
Peace Corps Now Accepting Applications for Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers for 2015
Volunteers train a new generation of physicians and nurses in Africa WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2014 – Today the Global Health Service Partnership program begins ...
Peace Corps Acting Director Delivers Commencement Address at Antioch University New England
Remarks of Carrie Hessler-Radelet Acting Director, Peace Corps Antioch University New England, Keene, NH AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY May 17, 2014 Thank you, Pat, for ...
International Day of Families: Peace Corps Service a Tradition for Washington State Family
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2014 – In honor of the International Day of Families and the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Connects Students in Botswana with Mom’s Classroom to Spark Global Learning Across Continents
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2014 – For Mother’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes mothers who inspire their sons and daughters to serve others, and support them ...
Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs
Programs offer unique opportunity to combine graduate school and Peace Corps service WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced the 2014 rankings of ...
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