Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Volunteer Builds First Bathroom in Senegal School
New facility will improve local sanitation and health Washington, D.C., June 27, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Karen Chaffraix, 57, of Warrenton, Va., is working ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Support New ‘Let Girls Learn’ Effort by Educating Women and Girls around the Globe
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are supporting the new government-wide Let Girls Learn effort by increasing opportunities for women and girls ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Inspired to Serve by Late Father
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2014 - In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, the Peace Corps celebrates the many fathers who have served as Peace ...
Peace Corps Highlights Volunteers Who Promote Vibrant Oceans on World Oceans Day
WASHINGTON D.C. June 6, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers work with local communities around the globe to protect and preserve the world’s oceans and their resources. In ...
CARRIE HESSLER-RADELET CONFIRMED AS 19th DIRECTOR OF THE PEACE CORPS
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2014 – Today the U.S. Senate took bipartisan action to confirm Carrie Hessler-Radelet as the 19th director of the Peace Corps. ...
Peace Corps and EPA Celebrate World Environment Day
Peace Corps Volunteers Promote Environmental Awareness and Protection WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2014 – In honor of World Environment Day, the Peace Corps and the U.S. ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Host Camp to Help Cambodian Students Develop Leadership and Healthy Life Skills
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2014 - Peace Corps volunteers serving throughout Cambodia are coming together this week to host a leadership and healthy life skills ...
Peace Corps Ghana Cashew Initiative Benefits Local Farmers
Using mobile technology, Peace Corps volunteers help Ghana cashew farmers boost business WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Michael Underwood of Pineville, ...
Peace Corps Now Accepting Applications for Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers for 2015
Volunteers train a new generation of physicians and nurses in Africa WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2014 – Today the Global Health Service Partnership program begins ...
Peace Corps Acting Director Delivers Commencement Address at Antioch University New England
Remarks of Carrie Hessler-Radelet Acting Director, Peace Corps Antioch University New England, Keene, NH AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY May 17, 2014 Thank you, Pat, for ...
International Day of Families: Peace Corps Service a Tradition for Washington State Family
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2014 – In honor of the International Day of Families and the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Connects Students in Botswana with Mom’s Classroom to Spark Global Learning Across Continents
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2014 – For Mother’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes mothers who inspire their sons and daughters to serve others, and support them ...
Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs
Programs offer unique opportunity to combine graduate school and Peace Corps service WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced the 2014 rankings of ...
Peace Corps & Rotary Announce Collaboration to Promote Global Development and Volunteer Service
Initial pilot in the Philippines, Thailand and Togo WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Rotary International General Secretary ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds Library at Ugandan School to Encourage Reading among Students
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Lantana Hoke of Haiku, Hawaii is building a library for students at her local school in ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Work to Make Every Day Earth Day Around the Globe
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 – On Earth Day and every day, Peace Corps volunteers lead grassroots efforts to protect and preserve the environment in the ...
Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Volunteers
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced its 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). San Diego State University ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Put World’s Youth on a Brighter Path
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are helping young people in their local communities develop career skills, build confidence, ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Find Innovative Solutions to Global Health Challenges
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2014 – In honor of World Health Day, the Peace Corps celebrates the work of volunteers around the world to improve ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Help Local Silk-Weaving Artisans Reach International Markets
Project bringing financial independence and stability to women in Madagascar WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Amy Wallace of Columbia, Mo., and ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Create First-Ever Visual Record of Kenyan Sign Language to Improve Deaf Education
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers Rachel Rose of Olathe, Kan., and Peter Hess of Boise, Idaho, are working with local community ...
Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent Promote Service at Lehigh University
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) spoke with students and faculty from across ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Porter Knight
WASHINGTON D.C., MARCH 26, 2014 - Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Porter Knight. Porter, ...
Peace Corps and University of Michigan Announce New Opportunities for Students to Combine Volunteer Service with Graduate School
CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 – Today, the Peace Corps and the University of Michigan announced two new partnership agreements that will offer more students the ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Work to Expand Access to Clean Water
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2014 – In honor of International World Water Day, held annually on March 22, the Peace Corps celebrates the work of ...