Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
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