Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Volunteers Around the World Share Halloween Traditions With Their Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world share American culture and traditions—like the customs of Halloween—with their host communities, exemplifying ...
The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Receives Two Awards for Excellence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23, 2015 - The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General received two awards for excellence on October 22, 2015 at the Council ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Who Promote Food Security on World Food Day
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C. October 16, 2015 – In honor of World Food Day today, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who are working with their ...
Peace Corps Director Announces 40-Year High in Applications
Fifty-Five Years Later Peace Corps Service as Competitive as Ever WASHINGTON, D.C., October 14, 2015 – Today, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced the agency smashed ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Volunteers Whose Work Empowers Girls on International Day of the Girl Child
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2015 – In recognition of the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11, Peace Corps celebrates the work of ...
Peace Corps Director Announces Historic High in Peace Corps Prep Partners during Event with Senator Patrick Leahy in Vermont
The agency formalized partnerships with 26 new universities throughout past year WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2015 – Today, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced a ...
Peace Corps and Millennium Challenge Corporation Renew and Expand Partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 2, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Dana J. Hyde this week signed a memorandum of ...
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 ...
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