Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Temporarily Leaving Nepal
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2015 – The Peace Corps today announced that all 32 trainees and 53 volunteers are temporarily leaving Nepal and returning to ...
Peace Corps Grows Malaria Prevention Outreach in Africa
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2015 – The Peace Corps is leading efforts to eradicate malaria in partnership with the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and non-governmental ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Earth Day and Volunteers Working to Preserve Our World
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2015 – Today, on the 45th annual Earth Day, Peace Corps recognizes volunteers around the world who help to protect our ...
Peace Corps Announces 2015 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced Peace Corps’ 2015 top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Encourage Leadership among Youth Around the World
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are encouraging youth to be leaders in their communities to effect change. In ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Community Members in Mexico Receive Eye Care for the First Time
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2015 – Recently returned Peace Corps volunteer Matt Pickler of Oviedo, Florida, has helped more than 150 members of his Mexican ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Expands Local Library to Improve English Literacy and Language Skills in China
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Kolter Kiess of Bucyrus, Ohio, is sharing his love of reading with more than 100 Chinese ...
Peace Corps & Moroccan Foreign Minister Honor Longstanding Partnership
Kingdom of Morocco announces $100,000 donation to support volunteers’ work WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2015 – The Peace Corps today welcomed Moroccan Foreign Minister ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds Gym to Engage Lesotho Community on Health Education & HIV/AIDS Prevention
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Evan Brown of Eads, Tennessee, is building a health club in Lesotho to give his community ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer David Ripley
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer David Ripley. David, 29, ...
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