Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Launches Program in Kosovo
Kosovo represents the Peace Corps’ 140th country of service WASHINGTON, D.C., September 9, 2013 – The Peace Corps today announced an agreement that will bring ...
Peace Corps Highlights Volunteers' Worldwide Efforts to Promote Literacy for International Literacy Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2013 – In honor of International Literacy Day on Sunday, Sept. 8, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers worldwide who are making ...
Peace Corps Volunteers in the Kyrgyz Republic Use Music to Break Down Cultural Barriers
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 4, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteers Maryn Lewallen of Littleton, Colo., and Luke Willson of Chicago, Ill., are using music to break down ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Costa Rican Women Open Hair Salon, Realize Economic Opportunities to Support their Families
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Farid Mozafari of Houston, Texas is helping three women in his Costa Rican community open a ...
Game Day Brings Peace Corps Volunteers, Students and Community Members Together in Armenia
Washington, D.C., August 27, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Ben Auch of Greeley, Colo., Catherine Cohen of Afton, Minn., Jim Daly of San Diego, Calif., ...
Peace Corps Celebrates 50 Years in Malawi with the Arrival of New Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 23, 2013 – Peace Corps celebrated 50 years in Malawi this week with the country’s launch of its Global Health Service Partnership ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Use Technology to Bring Cultural Experiences Home
Winners of New Volunteer Blog Contest Featured at First-Ever Returned Volunteer Summit WASHINGTON, D.C, August 22, 2013 – Peace Corps kicks off the first-ever Third Goal ...
Employers Show Growing Interest in Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Gather to Recruit Thursday in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 19, 2013 – Hundreds of returned Peace Corps volunteers from across the country are in Washington, D.C. today for the start of ...
Peace Corps Launches Redesigned World Wise Schools Website to Help Educators Bring Cross-Cultural Learning to their Classrooms for the New School Year
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2013 – As students and teachers gear up for back to school, the Peace Corps today launched a newly redesigned Paul D. ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Empower Future Youth Leaders at Regional Youth Leadership Conference in Ukraine
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2013 – In honor of International Youth Day, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers worldwide who are making a difference by engaging ...
Volunteers Walk Across Moldova to Honor Peace Corps’ 20th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2013 – To promote volunteerism and commemorate the Peace Corps' 20th anniversary in Moldova, Peace Corps volunteers recently walked across the ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Lead Camp in Jordan to Help Young Men Plan for their Future
Washington, D.C., August 5, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteers Rob Delaney and Will Evans are working with their community to build the character of young ...
Peace Corps Strengthens Collaboration with Johns Hopkins University to Improve Public Health Abroad
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2013 – Today Peace Corps announced the signing of a global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Johns Hopkins University on behalf of ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Revitalizes High School Computer Lab in Cameroon to Promote Computer Literacy
Washington, D.C., July 30, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Christian Freymeyer of Ocean Pines, Md., is working with his local community in Cameroon to refurbish ...
Peace Corps Honors Parents in Service for Parents’ Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2013 – In honor of Parents’ Day this Sunday, July 28, Peace Corps recognizes mothers and fathers who have made a difference ...
Carrie Hessler-Radelet Nominated to be Director of the Peace Corps
Enlarge image On July 18, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet as Director of the Peace Corps. In ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Launch Development of Innovative Application that Links Rural Communities with Life-Saving Medical Information
Project honored at White House Open Government and Civic Hacking ‘Champions of Change’ event WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2013 – South Africa Peace Corps volunteer ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Organizes Ocean Fair in Mozambique to Promote Coastal Conservation
Washington, D.C. July 22, 2013 - Peace Corps education volunteer Patrick McGettigan of Haddonfield, N.J., recently organized a three-day Ocean Fair in Mozambique to promote ...
First Class of Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers Sworn In at the White House
Volunteers prepare to leave for one-year assignments working as medical or nursing educators in Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda WASHINGTON, D.C. July 18, 2013 – Thirty ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Environmental Awareness by Inspiring Her Community to Think Creatively About Trash
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Gaea Dill-D'Ascoli of Minneapolis, Minn., recently organized a week-long trash cleanup in Vanuatu with more than 140 ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Thai Youth Develop English and Leadership Skills by Guiding Tours at Local Attractions
Washington, D.C. July 11, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jennifer Basting of Latham, N.Y., is helping young people in her community in Thailand improve their ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Empowers Moroccans to Educate their Communities at Women’s Healthcare Workshop
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Eve Brecker of Williamsburg, Va., is empowering women in Morocco to become healthcare advocates in their ...
Peace Corps’ Master Farmer Program Boosts Food Security and Economic Growth in Senegal
Today the President visited Senegal and participated in a Feed the Future food security event where he met with farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs whose new ...
Nearly 170 Americans Sworn In as Peace Corps Volunteers in June
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2013 – Over the last month, nearly 170 Americans have been sworn into service as Peace Corps volunteers in the countries ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Forms Youth Sports League to Improve Health, Promote Gender Equality in Georgia
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jonathan Brands of Alexandria, Va., is working to improve physical health and promote gender equality among ...