Press Releases: Archives
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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, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Uses Sports to Educate Boys and Girls in Cambodia
New facility to encourage girls’ participation WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Fatuma Youb of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, is using sports to ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Who Promote Food Security and Economic Growth on National Agriculture Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2015 - In recognition of National Agriculture Day, the Peace Corps celebrates volunteers who share their knowledge of agricultural practices with ...
Peace Corps Honors Volunteers Who Improve Water Access on World Water Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23 2015 - In recognition of World Water Day yesterday, Peace Corps honors volunteers who work alongside their communities to address water ...
Remarks as Prepared For Delivery By Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at the Let Girls Learn Event With First Lady
Siem Reap, Cambodia Saturday, March 21, 2015 As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Danielle. I am inspired by the amazing work you are ...
Peace Corps Jordan Program Temporarily Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2015 – The Peace Corps today announced the temporary suspension of its program in Jordan due to the current regional environment. All ...
Statement from Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on the Passing of Father Theodore Hesburgh
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today released the following statement on the passing of Father Theodore Hesburgh. “The entire ...
First Lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps Join Together to Expand Girls’ Education
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015 CONTACT: Press Office, 202.692.2230 WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2015 – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama today ...
Peace Corps’ 54th Anniversary this Sunday Kicks Off Peace Corps Week 2015
Week of activities shines a spotlight on powerful relationships with members of host community WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27, 2015 – In honor of the agency’s ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Organize Mongolia’s First Special Olympics Competition for 150 Athletes
Qualifying athletes will represent Mongolia at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer James ...
Peace Corps Announces 2015 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 18, 2015 – For the second time in three years, schools in the state of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers ...
Love and Life Abroad: Peace Corps Couples Share their Service Stories
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 13, 2015 – In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Peace Corps highlights the unique experiences of couples serving together ...
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet Meets with Eight Former Agency Directors
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 6, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet met with eight former agency directors at Peace Corps headquarters on Thursday ...
Peace Corps Invites Prospective Applicants to Black History Month Events Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 5, 2015 – Throughout Black History Month, the Peace Corps is inviting interested applicants to learn about the Peace Corps experience and talk with ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Distribute 20,000 Ribbons to Promote Awareness of Gender-Based Violence in Botswana
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Peggy Flynn of Santa Cruz, California, has teamed up with fellow Peace Corps volunteers and local ...
Peace Corps Director Joins Staff for Day of Service in Honor of MLK’s Birthday
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visited children at Barbara Chambers Children’s Center in northwest D.C. this week for a ...