Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
First Volunteers Invited to Serve through New Peace Corps Application Process Depart Beginning this Month
Volunteers preparing to leave for service share their experience with new application process WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2015 – The first Peace Corps volunteers to be ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer John D. L. Petersen
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 5, 2015 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer John D. L. Petersen. ...
Peace Corps Azerbaijan Volunteers Safely Close Their Service, Program Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 30, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that all Peace Corps Azerbaijan volunteers have safely and successfully closed their service and ...
250 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn Into Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 30, 2014 – During the last two months of 2014, 250 new two-year Peace Corps volunteers were sworn into service and have ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Ballet to Help Girls in Costa Rica Build Self-Confidence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 22, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Eve Solomon of Ross, California, is helping girls in her small Costa Rican community develop self-confidence ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas in 2014
Washington is first-ever state in the top three for both total volunteers & volunteers per capita WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – The Peace Corps ...
Peace Corps Ranks No. 3 on List of Best Places to Work Among Small Federal Government Agencies
Agency holds No. 1 spot in Support for Diversity category WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 10, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps was named No. 3 overall ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Improve Nutrition in Tanzanian Community by Teaching Proper Chicken Care
Enlarge image WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 5, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers Luke and Samantha Temple of Durango, Colorado, are generating local income and boosting nutrition ...
On World AIDS Day, Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership to Expand
More than half of all Peace Corps volunteers engage in HIV/AIDS-related activities during their service WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 1, 2014 – Today during a World ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Native American Heritage Month at Events Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 28, 2014 – Throughout the month of November, Peace Corps offices across the country have held recruitment events in honor of Native American ...